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Rail-road switch incentive

[ March 9, 2012   //   ]

The Haven Gateway Partnership has launched a Low Carbon Freight Dividend project that will offer financial incentives for smaller firms to switch container movements from road to rail. The scheme, which enjoys nearly £3 million of support from the European Regional Development Fund will operate for three years with firms being offered a dividend of up to 30% for firms that traditionally have only used road transport.

The initiative is expected to shift 30,000 containers from road to rail and eliminate at least 11.7 million kg of carbon emissions from the supply chain.

As well the dividend, the project will feature six ‘Optimisation of Freight Movements’ workshops across the East of England. They will provide advice and practical examples of how to reduce carbon emissions in the movement of freight, including loading techniques, better driving techniques and fuel efficiency.

 

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