XPO Logistics, has introduced a road-rail freight solution to reduce emissions for plastic pipe systems manufacturer Wavin.
XPO has been in a partnership with Wavin since 2018, managing the transport of products from plants in Wiltshire and South Yorkshire to destinations throughout the UK.
XPO successfully trialled the road-rail combination in June and implemented the full solution in September through a rail service agreement with Malcolm Logistics.
The service will be used five days per week, with up to six multimodal rail containers transported daily. XPO anticipates that the road-rail combination will lower annual CO2 emissions by an estimated 58% and reduce NOx by18.8 tonnes yearly, with the full reductions realised once all the rail freight containers are in place.
Andrew Crosby, Global Director – Indirect Procurement, Wavin said: “XPO’s road-rail solution is another example of our partner’s proactive approach to innovation. Our collaboration with XPO is delivering measurable improvements in on-time performance and cost reduction, and now we are further reducing the emissions of our operations on pace with our sustainability goals.”