A daily freight service by boat has replaced trucks for some DHL Express deliveries into central London.
The boat, operated by Thames Clippers Logistics, transports small packages at high speeds to the heart of the capital, where they are delivered last-mile by bike. It runs every day at 7:30am, with its cargo loaded on from electric vehicles at Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Pier.
It's part of DHL's commitment to reducing congestion, which is a problem in the London area. It's one of the first steps in the company's plan to use the river for small scale freight transport, improving access to urban areas.
“The riverboat is a fast, efficient and reliable way of utilizing a currently untapped access route into London and it is one of a couple of initiatives we are investing in, on our way to zero emission in 2050,” said John Pearson, CEO of DHL Express.
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