Smarter Greener Logistics (SGL) | Update

12th December 2023 / Posted by Guillaume Strebelle

As the year comes to a close, CRP are reflecting on what’s been a fantastic start to the delivery of the Defra-funded Smarter Greener Logistics (SGL) programme!  

While it has only been 6 months since the launch of the programme, CRP have encouraging and exciting updates to share with you below: 

  • CRP will be supporting a 6-month micro-logistics hub in the undercroft of Waterloo Station.
  • CRP’s Pimlico Hub has removed 3,260kg CO2 over 7 months, and other hubs are in the pipeline.
  • CRP will enable up to 6 local authorities to trial virtual loading bays in 2 locations, improving air quality and reduce congestion levels.
  • CRP will support the installation of parcel lockers in Richmond, Wandsworth, Hackney and potentially other locations.
  • Fully fund and support the installation of electric charging infrastructure at up to 3 agreed locations. 
  • Reduce carbon emissions by incorporating cargo bikes or walking freight as part of the last-mile delivery. 
  • CRP is acting as a bridge between local authorities and logistics operators, encouraging and enabling a shift towards low-carbon logistics. 
  • CRP is monitoring benefits of being part of the SGL programme in terms of Nitrogen Dioxide / Oxides, Particulate Matter (2.5 & 10) and Carbon Dioxide. 
  • Support the integration of river freight with parcel lockers, virtual loading bays, and low emission onward delivery. 

Find out more about the SGL programme here.  

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