Riverboat delivery service pilot in London
An NHS trust has become the first in UK to pilot a daily riverboat delivery service. Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with Ceva Logistics and Livett’s Group to trial the service during three months on the River Thames.
If the proof-of-concept pilot, which was launched yesterday, 17 June ("Clean Air Day"), is successful, the service will operate on a larger scale, removing trucks from the roads, while providing a reliable delivery route into London during the day.
The Trust’s three delivery trucks currently travel around 2,400 km per week, each of them removed from the road could save approximately 708 kg of CO2 per week.
The project will help the Trust's work towards its aim of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030, and it supports the Mayor of London's aim to reduce the number of trucks and vans entering central London in the morning peak by 10% by 2026. (ah)