XPO Logistics has renewed its UK partnership with stainless steel manufacturer Outokumpo.

The long-term contract extends the partnership to nearly two decades.

XPO is responsible for transporting stainless steel products from the manufacturer’s site in Sheffield, to its UK construction customers.

The new 26-tonne rigid trucks XPO will deploy for Outokumpu this month use Euro 6d-compliant engines and include two bespoke stainless steel coil carriers.

Ian Holdsworth, Vice President – West Europe and MEA, Outokumpu, said: “Outokumpu is the leading producer of sustainable stainless steel globally, and we have the lowest carbon footprint in the industry – less than 30% of the global industry average.

“We are delighted that our continued strategic partnership with XPO allows us to improve the environmental impact of our UK transport even further.”

Dan Myers, Managing Director, Transport, UK & Ireland at XPO Logistics added: “We’ve now digitised the Outokumpu customer experience with a dashboard that provides updates on transit conditions, ETAs and real-time electronic proof of delivery.”