Thursday 21st Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Greener route to Isle of Dogs

Same day courier CitySprint has launched an environmentally friendly service targeted at businesses in Canary Wharf and the City called CentralExpress.

Providing same day courier services to Canary Wharf is complicated by the distance from the City of London.

The availability of environmentally friendly delivery options, such as bicycle couriers, has also been limited due to the distance between Canary Wharf and the City. This has been exacerbated by the main route between the two areas, the Limehouse Link, being inaccessible to bicycles.

CentralExpress uses motorcycle couriers, operating in the E14 area, to collect consignments and perform rapid shuttle runs between E14 and CitySprint’s City based service centre.

As soon as the packages arrive at the Scrutton Street service centre they are sorted and then distributed via a fleet of bicycle couriers. The system works in reverse for packages going from Central London to E14. Deliveries which fall outside of Central London are delivered by motorcycle courier.