After a lapse in river deliveries of about five years, a new service commenced in 2016, operated by Thames Shipping.
The aggregates for Fulham are loaded at one of CEMEX’s large aggregate processing and distribution wharves located at Dagenham. This is a navigation distance to Fulham of 19.5 miles; the road equivalent is 23 miles.
The annual quantity of aggregates received at the wharf is in excess of 80,000t, equivalent to more than 4,000 lorry loads, resulting in much lower CO2 emissions in London’s congested centre.
The photograph shows the “Polla Rose” moored at the Fulham plant delivering its load of around 560t of aggregates. Such deliveries take place four to five days per week, depending on the tidal conditions.