Clean Air Logistics for London – February Update

21st February 2023 / Posted by Fiona Coull

February has been an exciting month for CRP’s Defra-funded Clean Air Logistics for London Programme.

Here is a snapshot of some of the trials and innovations that have been keeping the CRP team busy:

  • CRP has been working with Thames Clippers Logistics to launch a daily light freight river service. Goods will be transported from Dartford International Ferry Terminal to Bankside Pier via Trinity Buoy Wharf, before being delivered by cargo bikes and electric vehicles to their final destinations. Return deliveries will also be incorporated, with the boat picking up any returned goods from the piers as part of the trial too! We’ll be launching the service on Monday 27th March so keep your eyes peeled for more information!
  • CRP and Westminster City Council have been ironing out the final details to start a micro logistics hub trial from a car park in Pimlico. The hub is currently being decked out and a courier has been selected who will operate from the hub. The go live date is currently pencilled in for 6th of March so more information will be coming your way soon!
  • Walking deliveries could be in operation in the Fitzrovia area within the next month! CRP have been working closely with The Fitzrovia PartnershipCamden CouncilUPS and Heals to implement a walking freight trial to service the Fitzrovia area. We’re currently finalising the method statement, but once this is in place, walking freight could very soon be ‘up and running’.
  • An engine retrofit and associated air quality monitoring has been commissioned for ‘The Albert’ – a vessel owned by Net Zero Marine Services. This will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, cut fuel costs, and improve operational efficiencies.

If you would like to find out more about any of the above initiatives, please contact CRP Programme Manager Fiona Coull