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DHL and Old Father Thames deliver the goods

[ September 29, 2020   //   ]

DHL Express has launched what is believed to be London’s first riverboat parcel delivery service. It is part of the carrier’s commitment to using blended transport modes to improve access to urban areas and an important step towards exploring the use of the river for small scale freight transport, it says.

It is the latest addition to DHL’s GoGreen environmental program and Mission 2050 target to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero.

The riverboat service, operated by Thames Clippers Logistics, will depart Wandsworth Riverside Quarter Pier daily at 7:30am. Shipments will be loaded from electric vehicles onto the riverboat at Wandsworth before travelling at high speed along the Thames into central London, docking at Bankside Pier for final mile delivery on DHL courier bicycles.