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Tesco claims that the journey will remove 50 lorry journeys from the M62 motorway each week and would move the equivalent of 41.5million bottles of wine per year. Carbon emissions will also be cut on the route by 80 per cent.
Previously Tesco's wine shipments have arrived in the UK at various southern ports before being driven to a bottling depot in Manchester. The new service involves containers being shipped to Liverpool then transferred to barges and sent to the bottling site. Tesco plans to use similar waterborne freight routes in other parts of Britain.