New CAV4 River Freight Documents

26th April 2022 / Posted by Kate Fenton
The Clean Air Villages 4 programme has entered its final quarter and the CRP team has been busy delivering air quality improvement initiatives. A last mile logistics trial has just launched, bringing goods into Brixton by zero emission means. There is a also a river freight pilot in the pipeline, aiming to bring goods into central London using the Thames.  

CRP is pleased to announce the publication of three new reports:

CRP and the Port of London Authority (PLA) commissioned Beckett Rankine to investigate the feasibility of handling light freight at London piers. ‘Light Freight: Design Solutions for Thames Freight Infrastructure’ provides costing and guidelines on pier adaptation that would be required for different pier structures and operational handling approaches to provide robust and agile solutions.
Monitoring of Butler’s Wharf and Dartford Pier’. CRP commissioned EMSOL to establish how air and noise pollution can be attributed to specific vessels and therefore help to understand the real-world pollution impact of moving freight to inland waterways in London.
Getting Started with River Freight: A Guide for Businesses‘ includes expertise from many groups on the river including information on the opportunities and challenges of river freight, setting up a project and a case study of DHL’s ongoing river freight project. For businesses looking to start using the river for cargo, there is a glossary of useful contacts.