Livett’s Group and Bennett’s Barges delighted to assist with Silk River project

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Experts in sustainable transportation and waste management services, Bennett’s Barges boast one of the largest fleets of tugs and barges on the River Thames, Medway and the South East’s waterways focused on the movement of aggregates, containers, bulky materials, waste, plant and specialist items into, out of or within London and the South East.

Livett’s Group are specialists in a wide variety of marine services on the River Thames – including logistics, civil engineering, film and television services and breathtaking PR stunts – and have developed an enviable reputation for operational excellence.

The Livett family have worked the tidal River Thames in London since 1710 and the Managing Director, Chris Livett, Watermen to H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, is actively involved in encouraging the positive usage and development of our great river.

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As such, we are delighted to be supporting and assisting Silk River both publicly and logistically with their performative walks along the River Thames, marking the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and their cultural relationship with the UK as part of September’s Totally Thames Festival.

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Upon the group’s arrival in Purfleet with 10 decorative scrolls at the midway point of the walk on Tuesday 19 September, they will embark on to our luxury vessel Edwardian and travel across the river to Dartford, where their journey on foot to Southend Pier will continue.


Thanks also to Cobelfret, owners of both Purfleet and Dartford terminals, for their help in ensuring the crossing happens safely as planned.

Livett’s Group would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone involved with Silk River the very best of luck. We’re excited to welcome you and the fantastic scrolls on board!

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