XPO Logistics has been awarded an exclusive distribution contract by hydrogen retailer Element 2.
The multi-year agreement will see XPO begin transporting hydrogen fuel from partner production sites to Element 2 refuelling stations in the North and Midlands.
The scope of XPO’s services will expand nationally in line with the network as additional production partners and retailing sites come online.
Element 2 is investing in deploying safe, high-quality hydrogen refuelling stations across the UK and Ireland with a goal of complete market coverage by 2027.
An experienced bulk fuels transport provider, XPO will utilise a dedicated fleet of gas trailers and specially trained drivers for collection and distribution.
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The company has developed a customised solution for Element 2 that includes central control and end-to-end visibility of distribution activities managed on XPO’s technology platform.
Dan Myers, MD – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said: “We share Element 2’s commitment to decarbonising the UK economy and firmly believe that green hydrogen will be playing a critical part in achieving this vital aim. Together, we’ll be creating a network to support UK commercial transport in making the necessary step change to a carbon-neutral future.”
Added James Harris, chief operating officer, Element 2: “The safe, reliable transport of hydrogen across our network is of critical importance to our mission and to the success of the hydrogen economy. We’re very pleased to be able to work with one of the UK’s most trusted names in transportation to serve our locations and valued customers. We’re primed and ready to fuel the country’s road transport sector with high quality, clean hydrogen fuel.”