XPO to restore Waterford rail link

XPO Logistics is planning to start a new rail service between Ballina and the port of Waterford from the fourth quarter of the year restoring a long-standing link for the east coast Irish port, according to a report by Tim Casterton in the Multimodal newsletter. The principal customer will be soft drink concentrate importer Ballina Beverages, but space will be available for other customers. XPO and Irish national rail company Iarnród ... [+]

XPO invigorates Vigo operation

XPO Logistics has opened a multimodal transport hub in Vigo in Spain. The 3,000sq m site doubles the company’s facility space at the location in the north-west of the country, close to the border with Portugal. The new site has 22 cross-docks for domestic and international freight transport, including less-than-truckload ... [+]

Five more years on the Tour for Team XPO

XPO Logistics has been awarded a contract extension to 2024 as the official transport partner of the Tour de France - the 39th consecutive year that the supply chain firm has partnered with the cycling event. XPO will provide logistics support to organizer Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), moving almost 400 tons ... [+]

XPO Connect comes to Europe

XPO Logistics has launched its XPO Connect Cloud-based, digital freight marketplace in Europe. It matches supply with demand across the company’s transport system, with virtual tools for buying and selling capacity. XPO Connect was first introduced in North America in 2018. Customers have comprehensive visibility into freight movements, including geo-location, ... [+]

XPO team get on their bikes again

XPO Logistics has been named the official transport partner of the 105th Tour de France, one of the world’s biggest sporting events, for the 38th consecutive year. It will transport 360 tonnes of equipment over 270,000 kilometres using 46 trucks and a team of 55 drivers. [+]

XPO to offer ‘last kilometre’ service in Europe

XPO Logistics has expanded its last mile services for heavy goods into Europe, following trials in the UK. The service will be available across both XPO’s existing shared user network and via a dedicated fleet. New markets will include Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France, with XPO expecting to manage ... [+]

Four tonnes of food from XPO staff

XPO Logistics employees have donated over four tons of food to the Trussell Trust, a charitable organization that partners with local communities to alleviate poverty and hunger. XPO teams supported the Trust through donations, fundraising and volunteerism during the holiday season as part of the company’s United In Giving annual ... [+]

New chief exec for XPO in Europe

XPO Logistics Europe has appointed Malcolm Wilson as chief executive officer following the promotion of Richard Cawston to managing director–supply chain, Europe, the position previously held by Wilson. Troy Cooper, XPO’s had served as the company’s European chief executive since 2015, in addition to his position as global chief operating ... [+]

Panalpina could be takeover target, say analysts – updated

International freight forwarder Panalpina could find itself the subject of a takeover bid, say two city analysts in a report. David Kerstens and Hamish Dalgarno – respectively, equity analyst and equity associate at investment banker Jefferies International – say that the Swiss-based company’s performance has been below par lately, which ... [+]

Unions take on XPO

The International Transport Workers’ Federation has set up an XPO global leadership group to tackle what it describes as the company’s anti-worker, anti-union stance. ITF general secretary Steve Cotton said that US-owned XPO was “making huge profits on the backs of its workers, and our member unions.” [+]

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