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DHL Express may be launching new delivery barges on the Thames later this year, as part of its green strategy.

CEO John Pearson told The Loadstar that the company was working on a scheme similar to the one it currently operates in Amsterdam.

He said that the UK operations director and his team have for the past several months been “exploring moving stuff up and down the Thames. From there the packages would be put onto bikes to get to their final destination in the wider city.”

A DHL Express spokesperson confirmed that they were running a pilot programme with barges and were planning to make use of the “cubicycle”, a quadricycle that can hold up to 125kg of cargo.

“We would be using it to move documents and small packages along the main body of the Thames but at the moment are not considering using the canals,” she said.

DHL Express would be the first logistics operator to use the Thames.

Source: The Loadstar

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