TNT Economy Express
Please note: TNT no longer accept claims for damage to goods whilst in transit. Claims for loss of goods whilst in transit are still accepted in accordance with their terms and conditions. Enhanced Transit Liability insurance is available on all TNT services.
Due to security issues TNT are not servicing international shipments from private addresses until further notice, please call us if you require any further information.
The service we offer is the “Economy Express” service which compliments the express services we offer through DHL & UPS. Although this is a worldwide service the service level and rates are particularly competitive throughout Europe including Eastern Block areas.
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TNT Economy Express Labelling & Documentation
Although the booking can be made on the web site, it will not currently generate a shipping label. It is therefore necessary for Transglobal to produce the TNT shipping labels and send them via email to be printed and attached to each parcel. If you do not have access to email or a printer then the driver will bring a manual shipping label to be completed by hand. In this case it is essential that you tick the appropriate service, ie Economy Express. You will be liable for additional charges, if any other service is selected. Also you will need to insert our account number which can be obtained from our customer services.
Shipments bound for non EU countries (click here for current list) will need to be accompanied by 3 copies of a commercial invoice / packing list showing a full description and value of the goods for customs purposes.
TNT Economy Express Volumetric Weight Charges
The charge for your shipment is calculated on weight or volume. Sometimes, bulky items may be charged at a higher rate than the actual weight of the shipment. The formula to calculate the “volumetric” weight on this service is as follows: Multiply the 3 dimensions together & divide the result by 4000 (not 6000 which is the standard convertion for air transport). We have listed below 2 examples:
- Parcel weighs 10kg @ 50x30x20cm (50x30x20 divided by 4000 = 7.5) ie the actual weight exceeds the volumetric weight which means you would be charged for 10kg.
- Parcel weighs 10kg @ 50x50x40cm (50x50x40 divided by 4000 = 25) ie the volumetric weight exceeds the actual weight which means you would be charged for 25kg.
TNT Economy Express Maximum Size & Weight Allowance
The maximum size per piece in centimeters is 240*120*180 high.
The maximum weight for loose items is 70 kg.
The maximum weight for palletised goods is 1000kg.
TNT Economy Express Prohibited Articles Information
No hazardous goods or prohibited items are allowed on this service. If in doubt please call us on 0845 145 1212 for confirmation.
Additional service information can be viewed on the TNT Website
TNT Additional Charges
- Duty reversal (DDP) admin charge £12
- Additonal charges of £15 or 28p per kg (whichever is greater) will apply if your collection or delivery address is listed as a 'Remote Area'
Any surcharges relating to EU deliveries will be subject to VAT.
TNT Collection Restrictions
Please note that TNT are unable to collect from Northern Ireland.
Please be advised that UK quotes are for mainland only and do not include the Isles, Highlands or Northern Ireland.