XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has been awarded a contract by the UK government to provide support to the Home Office’s Border Force operations. XPO will transport and store goods and vehicles under a five-year agreement, with live operations expected to commence in March 2021.
XPO will operate from existing government facilities, providing services that cover the entirety of the UK and Northern Ireland, as well as the UK border in France at Coquelles. The company is responsible for transporting items from the point where Border Force takes control to the appropriate storage location.
XPO has customised an end-to-end solution that integrates its warehouse and transport management systems, providing Border Force with a single point of contact. GPS tracking and real-time visibility maintain the chain of evidence at each touchpoint, and stored goods are digitally documented.
Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said, “We thank the Home Office for entrusting us with critical support of UK border control. We have designed an agile, end-to-end solution that extends our capabilities in the public sector to meet the complex needs of Border Force operations.”