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03.10.2017

Lads at Leigh Ramblers YFC under 12s, whose home ground is just over a mile from the Thames, are now able to stay that little bit drier in the new waterproof gear, which bears the PLA logo. Leigh Ramblers was founded in 1902, seven years before the PLA, which oversees safe navigation on the UK’s busiest river.

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Port of London Authority has Essex team covered after training gear donation
18.09.2017

Two Kent teenagers – who say it’s their life’s ambition to work in the marine industry – have embarked on apprenticeships at the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Teenagers take a marine route into work as minister calls for more apprentices
15.09.2017

We are a trading nation. We are a maritime nation. The genesis of our trading heritage was on the Thames. Here the Ancient Britons identified deep water, close to a shallow river ford, which was ideal for landing goods.

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Reflecting on the sea – London International Shipping Week
30.08.2017

A team of women sailing around Britain to sample the UK’s waters for micro plastic and chemicals, arrived on the Thames today (30th August) to kick off local awareness-raising activities with a discussion panel made up of crew members, a scientist and young environmental activists.

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Testing the water
09.08.2017

A-FOUR day trial of an MBNA Thames Clippers service is coming to Gravesend.

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MBNA Thames Clippers trials from Gravesend
07.08.2017

Commenting on the sad news of the death of Dame Helen Alexander, PLA chief executive Robin Mortimer said: “From 2010 to 2015, Helen was the first woman to chair the Port of London Authority in its 100-year history. Helen focussed on...

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Chief executive pays tribute to former PLA chairman
27.07.2017

A vessel that has been at the centre of royal events on the Thames for over 40 years, the Royal Nore, is to join The Royal Yacht Britannia in The Port of Leith, Edinburgh, after she was gifted by the Port of London Authority to the Royal Yacht Britannia Trust.

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Royal Nore to Leave Thames for Royal Yacht Britannia Trust Collection
25.07.2017

The Port of London Authority has appointed Julie Tankard as chief financial officer and member of the PLA Board, succeeding Brian Chapman, who will be retiring after 16 years with the organisation.

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Port of London Authority Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

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