Source: Freight Waves

River Freight Is Barging In 

Transporting goods by river barge can be 95% cheaper than transporting them by truck. A single barge can take 70 trucks off the road, reducing congestion and cutting carbon emissions by 75%.

Add that to the global truck driver shortage and the surging price of oil, and it’s no surprise that governments are encouraging businesses to move goods by river rather than by road.