British Sainsbury grocer to make deliveries by river barge

While their bigger competitor Tesco has gotten most of the headlines for using some electric delivery trucks, and putting solar roofs on their buildings, Sainsbury hasn't been sitting idle. With all the traffic congestion in central London, delivery trucks are often sitting idling in traffic jams. To compensate, the supermarket chain is testing out the use of barges on the River Thames to make deliveries to their stores in western London. The company wants to cut the mileage of its truck fleet by 350,000km just from this program.
[Source: Globe and Mail via]

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