The Haven Gateway Partnership secured £2.2 million of European funding as part of a £5.5m project designed to shift more than 16,000 containers off the roads and onto rail or coastal shipping. The three year Low Carbon Freight Dividend project aimed to support 71 SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) in making important changes in the way they transport freight – with significant environmental benefits. 
Eligible SMEs in the East of England were offered a grant of up to £70,050 for switching their container freight movements.  For each container switched, up to 30% (capped at £75 per container journey) could be claimed.

As well as the dividend, the project also offered workshops on Freight Optimisation and Low Carbon Marketing. As part of the specially designed website, there is a knowledge bank which was updated throughout the life of the project and access to the containerised cargo carbon calculator, an online tool to enable cargo movement methods to be compared, along with the carbon emissions.