Smarter Greener Logistics

Smarter Greener Logistics

Active Dates: July 2023 - December 2024
Number of Project Partners: 26
Lead Borough: Westminster City Council
CRP Project Lead: Fiona Coull

Smarter Greener Logistics (SGL) is a Defra-funded project led by Westminster City Council in collaboration with 26 project partners. The project aims to minimise the impact of freight on noise, air quality, traffic and pavement space in London by making improvements across 15 London boroughs and four London Business Improvement Districts (BIDs).  SGL will build on the success of CRP’s Clean Air Logistics for London (CALL) .

SGL forms part of CRP’s wider activities to encourage sustainable logistics across London. This includes the development of rail freight and walking freight initiatives, helping to improve London’s air quality and supporting CRP’s vision to make London a better place to live, work and visit.

Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, said “We have made great strides in tackling air pollution at a national level since 2010, but we must do more to improve air quality and protect public health. From Tyneside to Cornwall, this funding will support a range of inspiring and innovative projects across the country – stepping up our monitoring of harmful pollutants, educating the public and boosting the use of green transport. This builds on our world-leading Environment Act commitments that will enhance our natural environment and safeguard public health for future generations.” 

SGL focus areas and partners have been chosen to reflect GLA Air Quality Focus Areas (AQFAs) in central London, where Low Emission/Consolidated Logistics can make a difference.

The main initiatives of SGL include:

  1. Urban Logistics Hubs 
  2. Kerbside Management 
  3. Click and Collect/Parcel Lockers 
  4. Shared Electric Vehicle schemes & fleet electrification 
  5. Cargo Bike & Walking Freight deliveries 
  6. Logistics Sector Support 
  7. Monitoring to capture benefits
  8. Project Wide Interventions 

SGL Collaborating for Clean Air activities are expected to achieve the following emission reductions over the project duration (July 2023 – December 2024)*:

NOx – 11.96kg

PM2.5 – 0.36kg

PM10 – 0.62kg

CO2 – 5,731kg

In terms of a Return on Investment for Defra’s £1 million grant award, achieving 11.96 kg of NOx reductions costs £83.61 per gram of NOx

*Calculation: ((£1,000,000/11.96= £83,612/kg)/1,000)=£83.61/g NOx

Project Partners

Westminster City Council City of London Corporation London Borough of Camden London Borough of Ealing London Borough of Hackney London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough of Islington London Borough of Lambeth London Borough of Lewisham London Borough of Merton London Borough of Richmond upon Thames London Borough of Southwark London Borough of Tower Hamlets London Borough of Wandsworth Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Better Bankside Brixton BID The Northbank BID Team London Bridge ecofleet EMSOL Liberty Charge Port of London Authority Transport for London Wood Hall & Heward Barges Zedify Defra

Useful Downloads & Links

Smarter Greener Logistics Press Release
Smarter Greener Logistics Partner Map
Cross River Partnership Launches Smarter Greener Logistics at Somerset House
Masthouse Terrace Pier
London's First Dedicated Freight Pier
Installing Infrastructure to Support Micro Logistics
Developing a hub in the Southside Shopping Centre
Micro Logistics Hub Trial in Pimlico
Setting up a local micro logistics hub to support low-emission deliveries. May 2023
CRP's Thames Directory
An interactive web tool to facilitate delivering goods via the River Thames. June 2023
A Deep Dive: The London Light Freight River Trial
Process, Performance and Prospects. May 2023
West Norwood Shared Electric Van & Charge Points
Making zero- and low-emission transport accessible to local businesses
Waterloo: Sustainable Freight in Central London
February 2023
Sustainable Freight in Central London: Waterloo Masterplan
May 2023
How to Support a Micro Logistics Hub in your Borough
A Guide for Local Authorities
Waterloo Station Freight Hub
Unlocking the logistics potential of a central London station
Chelsea Harbour Sustainable Deliveries Hub
Encouraging low emission deliveries
Shared E-Cargo Bike Scheme in the London Borough of Islington
Helping local businesses to deliver goods sustainably
River Freight Pilot Part Two
Scaling Up: Monthly bulk deliveries on the Thames
London Light Freight Walking Trial
Delivering to Fitzrovia's businesses by low-emission e-walker