Expansion of service to France enables Deutsche Bahn and time:matters to offer their customers greater flexibility and even more transport options to Paris.

Neu-Isenburg, March 15th 2010 – time:matters, the expert for special speed solutions that is part of the Lufthansa Group, and Deutsche Bahn, have extended their ic:courier service outside of Germany. In addition to the already 140 ic:courier stations throughout Germany, Paris has been incorporated as the first international one. Following a successful test phase, customers can now transport their urgent and important shipments to the French capital by rail – including pick-up and direct delivery, when required.

As a result of the collaboration with Deutsche Bahn, SNCF (Société nationale des chemins de fer français) and Alleo, a subsidiary of both companies, time:matters has even more transport options to ensure the fastest possible and sameday transport to Paris. The ICE or TGV trains cover the Frankfurt-Paris (Gare de l’Est) route five times a day, at speeds up to 320 km/h, in less than four hours. As with all of our services, customers can book their ic:courier shipments around the clock at the time:matters service hotline (+49 (0) 69 9999 2079). The logistics experts at the time:matters Service Desk, who are specially trained to assist you with rail transport inquiries, immediately create a customized transport concept and inform train stations, courier partners and DB train conductors. In addition, our experts constantly monitor the status of your shipment.

Due to its international multimodal transport network – consisting of air, road, and rail – time:matters has access to a wide range of transport options, which are combined according to the individual needs of the customer. “The cooperation with Deutsche Bahn offers our customers a greater degree of flexibility and an increased amount of transport options to Paris,” emphasizes Franz-Joseph Miller, CEO of time:matters. “The opening of the station in Paris marks the initial phase of our internationalization strategy, which we will continue to intensify in the future.” explains Jürgen Büchy, Chairman of the Management Board of DB Vertrieb GmbH.