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XPO Logistics expands last mile logistics service to European markets

LBR Staff Writer Published 16 February 2018

Transport and logistics solutions provider XPO Logistics has expanded its last mile logistics service of heavy goods to European markets.

The company has expanded the service to markets such as the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France.

In Europe this year, the company is expected to process over 750,000 last mile deliveries received from retailers and e-commerce companies.

XPO Logistics chief operating officer Troy Cooper said: “Our last mile expansion to Europe is being driven by customer demand, primarily related to e-commerce. Consumers are buying more large items online, including furniture and appliances.”

XPO Logistics Europe transport managing director Luis Gomez said: “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."

By the end of this year, XPO is planning to open 30 new last mile hubs in North America. The company manages over 13 million last mile deliveries of heavy goods in North America.

In September 2017, XPO Logistics unveiled plans to double its current last mile footprint to 85 service hubs by late 2018.

In October same year, XPO launched next-generation and web-based last mile technology, which provides consumers with personal visibility and control over the delivery of appliances, furniture and other heavy goods.

The new technology enables consumers to manage orders in real time, reschedule delivery times electronically, integrate their calendars and opt to receive weather and traffic alerts.

In addition, the technology enables customers to set preferences such as notifications by email, text message or voice.

With over 95,000 employees and 1,455 locations, XPO Logistics has physical assets in 32 countries.

Image: XPO Logistics has expanded last mile logistics service to European markets such as the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France. Photo: courtesy of XPO Logistics, Inc.