Sector Expertise

Whatever your product, sector or requirements, our global forwarding services link the furthest corners of the globe 

Our air and sea freight forwarding services, supported by robust transport and logistics infrastructures across the world mean we can move practically any type of product, from any industry sector and with any specialist requirement. That said, having worked with huge blue chip customers across the globe, we have established specific expertise in certain sectors.

Profound changes affecting the international chemicals sector means chemicals manufacturers and distributors not only have obligations to their own efficiency, but to sustainable development as well. To face the increasing global competition and demands of local regulations, chemicals supply chains must combine performance, cost efficiency and flexibility. XPO Logistics offers global expertise to chemicals companies who require the transportation of bulk liquids and gases or packed chemicals. 

 

GLOBAL FORWARDING IN THE CHEMICAL SECTOR: OUR SOLUTION

  • The combined expertise of all members of the EURTEAM transport alliance for chemicals
  • Experienced teams committed to operational excellence and achieving the best possible results for your business on a daily basis
  • Route planning and engineering to identify the best transport solution
  • Multimodal solutions: pre-carriage, sea transport, air transport and final delivery
  • Management of customs formalities and customs engineering
  • Performance management: track and trace (via our SAP transportation management software), full range of KPI monitoring

 

Isotank operator: for your bulk liquids and gases
  • A large fleet of isotanks dedicated to all your chemical requirements: 
    • Standard isotanks up to 26,000 litres
    • Lined isotanks
    • Gas tanks
    • Special tanks (top only, or top and bottom discharge)
    • Design of bespoke units
  • Management of your equipment
    • Upkeep, maintenance, repairs and cleaning
    • Track and trace (SAP)
    • Optimisation of turnarounds, decision making tools
  • On-site assistance: loading and unloading

 

For your packed chemicals
  • Experienced teams with extensive experience of dealing with packed chemicals commited to operational excellence and delivering the best porrible results for your business, regardless of your requirements
  • Transport solutions for all types of packed chemicals, LCL / FCL by sea (IBCs, freight, palletised loads, bag in box etc.)
  • Combined experience of our transport, logistics and freight forwarding divisions with integrate resources and end-to-end solutions
  • Integrated logistics solutions: storage, stock management, distribution

 

BENEFITS OF SELECTING XPO LOGISTICS GLOBAL FORWARDING TO MANAGE YOUR CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

  • Significant purchasing power through group sea freight and air freight procurement 
  • Guaranteed space availability through core carriers agreement 
  • An unrivalled geographical network provided by the European-based EURTEAM Alliance 
  • Benefit from XPO Logistics' expert knowledge of local regulations, customs formalities and complex international procedures
  • Tap into the expertise of our HAZMAT safety advisors 
  • A flexibile supply chain which can respond instantly and proactively to market changes through our ability to operate as both an international player and a genuine local partner
  • Continuous improvement of your routes and costs, whilst ensuiring safety at each step of the chemicals supply chain
  • Complete control and transparency guaranteed throughout the supply chain