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Low carbon scheme adds water

[ March 14, 2013   //   ]

The Low Carbon Freight Dividend project launched by the Haven Gateway Partnership a year ago to encourage smaller firms in the East of England to switch their containers from road to rail has been extended to water transport. The European Regional Development Fund money has augmented the original £3 million worth of funding with an additional £370,000 which, with match funding, makes the project worth just over £8.4 million.

Eligible firms will be offered a Low Carbon Freight Dividend of up to 30%, capped at £75, for moving their freight from truck to train, or from truck to water, where traditionally they have only used road transport, for up to 90 container movements.

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