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XPO Logistics Becomes the First 3PL to Attain IFS Accreditation

XPO Logistics becomes the first 3PL to attain IFS Accreditation for Airport Consolidation Centres in the UK

XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has become the first 3PL in the UK to have its consolidation centre services at Birmingham Airport elevated to be accredited by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for Inflight Supplies status (IFS).

XPO has worked with Birmingham Airport for the past two years, providing security screening, consolidation and forwarding services to airside retailers, food and beverage suppliers. During the IFS application process, the company demonstrated its depth of knowledge of security aviation and robust audit, tracking and reporting processes that satisfied all CAA security requirements.

XPO’s new position as an IFS Regulated Supplier enables direct to planes delivery providing customers with a cost-effective outsourcing alternative to direct accreditation. The company’s diligent approach to security protocols, procedures and training offers real-time visibility and compliance in highly regulated airport environments.

Gavin Williams, managing director, supply chain – UK and Ireland, XPO Logistics, said, “I commend our team at Birmingham Airport for earning the UK’s first IFS accreditation granted to a 3PL in the UK as part of a consolidation centre offering. This is a significant step forward in the development of our airport consolidation service strategy.”


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