XPO Logistics, a leading provider of freight transportation services, has announced the availability of a multimodal transport solution that connects the Iberian Peninsula with Italy. The service, which combines land and sea transport, is the latest in a series of multimodal solutions introduced by XPO in Europe.
Utilising their integrated transport network, XPO operations teams manage daily freight flows outbound and inbound between the ports of Barcelona and Valencia in Spain and Savona in Italy. XPO moves goods by trailer from the origin to the port, and once the freight arrives via short sea crossing, the company transports it from the port to the destination. The final stage can be last-mile delivery or distribution to customer facilities, creating a flexible end-to-end solution.
Massimo Marsili, managing director – Southern Europe and Morocco, XPO Logistics, said, "As a leading company in the transport sector, we continue to explore innovative alternatives to offer our customers more efficient supply chain solutions. In addition, by using multimodal combinations, we can reduce reliance on road transport and contribute to a reduction of the carbon footprint of our customers' supply chain operations."
In July, XPO announced the launch of a new multimodal solution that connects the Iberian Peninsula with the UK by combining road and rail transport. The service improves on traditional road transport to the UK by increasing the shipping capacity available to customers in Spain and Portugal, and the use of rail reduces the carbon footprint.
About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a leading provider of freight transportation services, primarily less-than-truckload (LTL) and truck brokerage. XPO uses its proprietary technology, including the cutting-edge XPO Connect® automated freight marketplace, to move goods efficiently through supply chains. The company’s global network serves 50,000 shippers with approximately 749 locations and 43,000 employees, and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn., USA. Visit xpo.com and europe.xpo.com for more information, and connect with XPO on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.