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:
aggregates from quarry/port/wharf to batching plant/stockpile (sometimes known as a 'virtual quarry')
grain from port (ship or silo) to mill or storage
coal from colliery or port to power station
gypsum from power station to plasterboard factory
imported goods from ship/port/wharf to inland storage/user (similarly for exported goods)
oil products from refinery to inland depot/user
waste from concentration depot to disposal site/recycling pant
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!
Low fuel consumption means less CO2, a lower carbon footprint, and the least pollution of all modes (except pipeline).
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.
Reduced congestion on all classes of roads, and within ports and customers' premises by keeping heavy goods vehicles off these highways and areas.
See: https://www.cboa.org.uk/downloads/pdf/environmental_impact_report.pdf for more information.
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Vessels can carry advertising material to demonstrate your company's green credentials.
Barge transport can also provide floating storage at no extra cost.
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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.
For more information on any aspect of Humber Barges please contact us on:
Christine Oatway, Managing
0757 2847006 (24 hrs)
Humber Barges Ltd:
95 Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 8DJ