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Why Freight by Water?


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For journeys that are 'waterside to waterside' costs can typically be 20% less than road; sometimes even better than that.    Examples of such movements include:

Note: For movements ex docks there is sometimes an 'overside saving' or inducement to tranship direct from ship / silo to barge and avoid the use of sheds or wharf so reducing congestion.  Where a road haul is involved at one end of a journey (without a storage element) water transport can still work, but if road is required at both ends then this will rarely be cost effective.

Water transport is also extremely environmentally friendly! 

Even a single 25 tonne narrow boat can beat a lorry of similar size in terms of fuel consumption - larger craft are even better!

A 2006 Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research paper showed that water freight produces 75% less carbon than road transport.

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  • Enhance Your Image

Vessels can carry advertising material to demonstrate your company's green credentials.

Barge transport can also provide floating storage at no extra cost.


Ring us Today!

Contact David Lowe on 07785 502478 or Gerald Whiteley on 01282 812456 for a quick quote for moving your product!

We can navigate the waterways shown on this Map.



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For more information on any aspect of Humber Barges please contact us on:


 Christine Oatway, Managing Director:     0757 2847006 (24 hrs)
 David Lowe, Director:                             07785 502478 (24 hrs)
 Gerald Whiteley, Director:                     01282 812456

Email:     Humber Barges

Humber Barges Ltd:
95 Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 8DJ

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