Tideway’s ground-breaking sustainable river transport plan to keep hundreds of thousands of lorries off London’s busy roads has been recognised with first prize at the EDIE awards in the ‘Mission Impossible: Mobility’ category.
The project to clean up the River Thames was set to use more than half a million two-way HGV journeys, but thanks to utilisation of the river, this figure has been reduced to around 140,000.
By working with the supply chain, Transport for London (TfL) and the Port of London Authority (PLA), Tideway has so far avoided 38,500 two-way HGV movements.
Not only does our commitment to use barges on the River Thames keep London’s road clearer, but Tideway’s work with the Mayor’s Office shows tangible reductions in emissions like NOx and CO2.
To ensure that the increase in river transport is carried out as safely as possible, Tideway has invested in several new initiatives, such as a bespoke simulator training programme for all boat masters and new standards of operations and training through the newly-established Thames Skills Academy.
Tideway was also shortlisted in two other categories: ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’ and ‘Social Sustainability & Community Development’.
Eilidh Johnston from our environment team, was also shortlisted as a rising star, while Lara Young from Costain was highly commended for energy management.
Roger Bailey, Chief Technical Officer at Tideway, said: “Our shortlistings and award win are testament to the team effort of the alliance, stakeholders and charity partners working together for a common goal.”