With goods transportation into central London becoming increasingly slow, difficult and expensive, the Port of London Authority and Uber Boat by Thames Clippers have announced Thames Clippers Logistics – a part of London’s Cross River Partnership’s first daily, multi-supplier, river freight along the Thames.
Working with ITS kerbside management experts Grid Smarter Cities, the Port of London Authority, Lyreco UK and Ireland, Speedy Services and Pedal Me, the goal of the London Light Freight River Trial is to use the river for fast, efficient, and consistent deliveries.
The trial is being delivered in two phases, both leaving from Dartford International Ferry Terminal and taking approximately 1 hour to reach Bankside Pier. Phase 1, which was completed on 10th March, called at Bankside Pier only, whilst Phase 2, calls at both Trinity Buoy Wharf and Bankside Pier.
This is part of the Defra-funded Clean Air Logistics for London project, which seeks to find more sustainable ways to move goods into the heart of the city.
“We are proud to be part of the solution aiming to reduce London’s air pollution and congestion by providing a more sustainable delivery option for businesses, to meet the future needs of our capital,” Uber Boat by Thames Clippers said in a statement on LinkedIn.
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