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About us

We are Aggregate Industries waterborne transport logistics resource for London and the South East. The operational team have a reputation for excellence having coordinated the South East’s most technically complicated navigational jobs whilst ensuring a consistently reliable service to many key long term contracts. Read our case studies

Area of operation
The City of London originally developed around the transport links of the River Thames and connected waterways. Today these waterways provide uncongested routes into and within the busy City allowing for sustainable transportation of bulk cargo. For example in 2008 we saved 6 million lorry miles by utilising waterborne transportation. For more information please select this link: Sustainable Transportation in London and the South East>>

History
Founded in 1983 Alan C Bennett’s & Sons developed through towing and attendance contracts in the dredging and marine civil engineering sectors. Following a series of aggregate and spoil disposal projects, including The Limehouse Link and the Jubilee Line Underground Railway Extension, a link was made with Foster Yeoman Limited, now part of Aggregate Industries.

After a highly successful spell as the lighterage contractor for Yeoman Aggregates, we became part of the group in 2002. Foster Yeoman became a member of Aggregate Industries in 2006 and we completed the group customer package of sustainable transport options.

In 2009 we merged with Tidy Thames Refuse Services and gained a new Managing Director, Mr Chris Livett – Waterman to H.M. The Queen. The merger brings a broader client base and additional specialist barges and vessels. We now cater for the domestic, leisure, construction, waste and commercial sectors. Information on our Services

Standards
All craft operatives are appropriately qualified as required by the relevant licensing authorities. All vessels are operated within the Port of London Marine Safety Code.

Aggregate Industries is certified to ISO 9001:2008 and in addition, when supplying Aggregate Industries products, these materials are certified as coming from a responsible source, certified under BRE BES 6001. This is of special relevance for schemes seeking high ratings under the Code for Sustainable Homes guidelines or BREEAM rated developments.

Aggregate Industries also features in The Sunday Times list of “Best Green Companies”.

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