From Home Furnishing Business
XPO Transports 4,000 Christmas Trees to the U.K.
Transportation powerhouse XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) has partnered with Belgian company Altitude 500, a European market leader in Christmas tree supply to bring Christmas to thousands of people in the U.K.
XPO has transported 4,000 Noble evergreen firs to the U.K. from Altitude 500’s tree farm in Brittany, France.
To ensure the trees arrived in the U.K. fresh with sap and free of damage, XPO managed each phase of distribution. Trees were cut at the farm on the morning of collection and placed on pallets, then loaded onto articulated lorries. Each pallet weighed up to 1,000kg and measured up to 240cm in length and 120cm in width.
XPO delivered the trees to its distribution centers within 48 hours of collection, ensuring the trees would reach their final destinations in Christmas-ready condition. Most of the trees were offered for sale by garden centers in the Greater London area.
"A Christmas tree is a difficult product to transport in bulk, especially in a short timeframe. It was important to us that the trees arrived undamaged,” said Luis Gomez, managing director of transport-Europe, XPO Logistics. “Working with Altitude 500, a specialist XPO team coordinated our international fleet in moving 4,000 trees from the farm in France to our warehouses in the U.K., and then on to the retail centers - that`s a lot of holiday cheer!"