Global transportation company XPO has expanded its multimodal services with the opening of a new route between Santander in Spain and Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
According to the company, the combination of road and sea transport in this new corridor provides a 25% increase in freight capacity for customers.
At this moment, XPO operates two weekly departures from the port of Santander to the port of Liverpool, offering its customers “alternative and more sustainable transport solutions while maintaining operational excellence”.
Moreover, the expansion of multimodal solutions is in line with XPO’s sustainability strategy, as this route will save more than 2,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per trip per year. The land route between Santander and Liverpool requires trucks to cover more than 1,800 kilometers by road.
In particular, once the goods arrive at the Port of Liverpool, XPO’s UK team will manage the final delivery by road. The fleet used by XPO on this new route is fully equipped with GPS to ensure real-time traceability throughout the journey, confirmation of the arrival of the goods at each port and final delivery through the Drive XPO system.