CRP Publishes Learnings from the River Freight Pilot Part Two!

18th March 2024 / Posted by Fiona Coull

Cross River Partnership (CRP) is pleased to have published our learnings from the River Freight Pilot Part Two – Scaling Up: Monthly bulk deliveries on the Thames. 

The six-month trial was the second edition of CRP’s 2022 River Freight Pilot and focused on the monthly bulk delivery of goods to demonstrate the economic viability of river freight.

CRP worked with Absolutely Courier, Antalis, CPBS Marine Services, Complete, TfL London River Services, Mayflower Washroom Solutions, The Northbank BID and the Port of London Authority to deliver the six-month trial, which ran between April and September 2023. 

The pilot, which was delivered as part of CRP’s Defra-funded Clean Air Logistics for London programme, involved monthly bulk deliveries from TfL’s Woolwich Ferry into central London via the River Thames. E-cargo bikes were then used to deliver goods from Temple Pier to end customers in the Northbank area. 

The trial resulted in 4 delivery vans being removed from London’s roads per trip, and resulted in emission savings of 0.23kg of NOx, and 288.27kg of CO2. 

Click here to read the full report!