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XPO to offer ‘last kilometre’ service in Europe

[ February 15, 2018   //   ]

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 more than 750,000 last mile deliveries from retailers and e-commerce companies in Europe this year.

Troy Cooper, chief operating officer of XPO Logistics, said, “Consumers are buying more large items online, including furniture and appliances. These are home deliveries that often require white glove services, such as assembly, installation and testing.”

He added that XPO would use its proprietary technology and successful business model in North America.”
Luis Gomez, managing director of transport, XPO Logistics Europe, added: “Today, the market is very fragmented with small-scale regional players. XPO has the scale and experience to look across Europe and give customers results-driven performance as they grow with the boom in e-commerce.”

XPO previously announced plans to open 30 new last mile hubs in North America by the end of 2018 for a total of 85 hubs in the United States. The company is the largest last mile logistics provider for heavy goods in North America, facilitating approximately 13 million deliveries a year.