Agenda item

Questions on Matters Relating to the Work of the Sub-Committee


A Member explained that they had recently visited Cory who just appointed a new commercial director and were keen to increase freight on the River Thames.  The Member explained that river freight had many benefits as an alternative to road freight, such as being more economical, less polluting and reducing road traffic. They suggested that it would be beneficial to consider the possibility of using Walbrook Wharf as a consolidation centre, and in general terms a long-term vision for the increased use of river freight.  The Director of the Built Environment confirmed that increased use of the river for freight was already a policy aim.  The Member explained that Cory would also be willing to sponsor a conference with key stakeholders for all boroughs using the River Thames, focused on both cargo and leisure.  The Chairman explained that the ideas were very promising and thanked the Member for their update.