Asda has saved almost 1.3 million road miles after shifting from road to sea when delivering to northern stores.

The retailer has been using a next-day coastal feeder shipping route between Felixstowe and Teesport since January 2009, transporting Asda and George-branded containers originating from the Far East. It can load deliveries on up to three sailings per week.

Previously, Asda goods brought to southern ports would have been roadhauled up to its northern depots accounting for an extra 2,200 tonnes of C02.