XPO Logistics has introduced a rail element to its distribution work for plastic pipe manufacturer Wavin, cutting CO2 emissions by an estimated 58%.
After signing a rail service agreement with Malcolm Logistics, XPO can now transport Wavin products in HGVs from Chippenham in Wiltshire to the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal, where they are then shunted on tracks to Grangemouth in Scotland and then moved by road again to their final delivery destinations.
This service will run five days a week with up to six multimodal rail containers transported each day.
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XPO said that NOx emissions should be reduced by 18.8 tonnes a year as a result too.
Dan Myers, UK and Ireland MD at XPO Logistics, said: “Both Wavin and XPO understand the importance of taking responsibility to drive innovation and step changes in environmental performance.
“With our latest initiative, we are achieving these two critical goals together.”