TNT Express UK has opened a 44,349ft² depot in Howden, East Riding, to serve customers in the North East.

The site on the Ozone Park Trading Estate can handle up to 25,000 parcels per week and provides access to the M62, M18, M1 and A1.

TNT has created 32 new jobs in managerial, traffic office and loading bay operative roles at the site, and there will be around 40 additional rounds for the sub-contracted drivers the firm uses.

UK MD Alastair Cochrane said: “The new Howden depot enables us to enhance our service capability in the area. The closer proximity to customers means we can process shipments quicker and provide later cut-off times, which enables later collections."

Earlier this year TNT Express UK spent £3.4m on expanding its Park Royal depot in north London.

  • TNT Express' European business last week revealed that it has completed the sale of its fashion logistics arm. TNT said the terms of the deal remain confidential. Its UK fashion business will be integrated with TNT Express UK and Ireland.