XPO establishes Santander-Liverpool multimodal route

XPO establishes new multimodal route between Santander and Liverpool

XPO, a European logistics solutions provider, has expanded its multimodal services with the opening of a new route between Santander and Liverpool.

According to XPO, customers will benefit from a 25 per cent increase in freight capacity due to the integration of land and maritime transit in this new route.

The firm performs two weekly departures from the Port of Santander to the Port of Liverpool, providing alternative and more sustainable transportation choices.

This route will reportedly save more than 2,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per trip per year, which is consistent with XPO’s sustainability goal.

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XPO provides a door-to-door multimodal transport solution as well as value-added services such as customs clearance.

Once the goods arrive at the Port of Liverpool, XPO´s UK team manages 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.

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Massimo Marsili, Managing Director – Southern Europe and Morocco, XPO Logistics, said: “Our new multimodal transport solution between Santander and Liverpool reflects our strong commitment to providing our customers with more freight capacity while keeping sustainability and innovation at the forefront.

“Reducing the carbon footprint of our daily operations is in the roadmap for both our customers and XPO, and multimodal transportation is an efficient alternative to the road to help achieve this goal.”

This route between the Port of Santander and the Port of Liverpool is one of XPO’s new multimodal routes connecting the Iberian Peninsula with France, Germany, and the Benelux nations.

Specifically, XPO operates multimodal routes between Barcelona – Bettembourg (Luxembourg); Barcelona – Duisburg (Germany); Perpignan – Valenton (south of Paris); Le Boulou – Calais (France) and Novara (Italy) – Duisburg (Germany).

In May 2023, Peel Ports Group invested £28 million ($34.7 million) on a new facility at the Port of Liverpool in its biggest single investment in warehousing this year.

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