XPO, a European logistics solutions company, has opened a new multimodal route between Italy and Germany that combines road and rail.
This daily route aims to provide XPO Logistics customers with a more environmentally friendly transportation option, travelling 900 kilometres by train from Domodossola, Italy, to Duisburg, Germany.
The new road mostly delivers retail, food, and auto parts. Furthermore, for each load transported, the firm saves around 1 tonne of CO2.
Technology is also used in XPO’s multimodal services. The firm utilises P400 semi-trailers on the Italy-Germany route, which are GPS-linked to a control tower that oversees operations in real time.
Massimo Marsili, Managing Director – Southern Europe and Morocco, XPO Logistics, highlighted: “The launch of this new multimodal route between Italy and Germany is the result of our aim to provide operational excellence to all our customers while maintaining a clear commitment to sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint.
“XPO’s communication and capillarity are essential to provide this type of solution. Thanks to the collaboration of the XPO teams involved in the different countries, we can ensure the excellent operation of this multimodal route from beginning to end.”
The company currently operates multimodal routes combining rail and road between Barcelona and Bettembourg (Luxembourg), Barcelona and Duisburg (Germany), Perpignan and Valenton (south of Paris), Le Boulou and Calais (France), and Novara (Italy) and Duisburg (Germany), as well as others using short sea shipping, such as those connecting the ports of Santander and Liverpool, and Barcelona and Valencia with Savona, in Italy.