Environmental savings for construction, by barge

Environmental savings for construction, by barge

25 July 2017

Last month was a record month for transporting aggregates by barge down the River Thames, saving approximately 320 road journeys.

June saw record tonnages by barge of 10,300 tonnes sand and gravel loaded at Dagenham Wharf and transported along the River Thames to Fulham, to meet the increasing demand for concrete by the London construction market. The tonnage represents the equivalent of approximately 320 road journeys by 8-wheeler HGVs.

CEMEX started barging down the Thames in 2012 and today, approximately three or four barge loads a week are transported by contractor, Thames Shipping Limited. So far this year, approximately 48,000 tonnes has been transported by this mode of transport.

 “Barging is just one of the alternative modes of transport to road transportation. Combined with rail and sea freight this forms a significant link in our overall Supply Chain. Barge movements are on course to transport 50% more by volume than last year, producing a great environmental saving”, comments Mark Grimshaw-Smith, Head of Rail and Sea



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For further CEMEX details contact Elizabeth Young; email: Elizabeth.young@cemex.com t: 01932 583214.

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