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07.09.2015

As London International Shipping Week starts (Monday, 7 September), new Port of London Authority (PLA) data shows the tidal Thames is thriving, both economically, with over 40,000 jobs linked to port operations, and also in terms of its amenity value, which is worth over £100 million in health benefits for residents alone who enjoy 10 million bike rides and walks on the towpath every year.

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New Reports Measures Tidal Thames' Economic and Amenity Value
07.09.2015

Local Waterloo resident and community activist John Hearn MBE(known as Ernie) gets a stretch of the river foreshore named after him in recognition of his work gaining appreciation of the Thames as an asset and amenity for London.

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Thames foreshore by Gabriel's Wharf named Ernie's Beach
28.08.2015

The Port of London Authority (PLA) recently stepped in and took nature boffin James Harding-Morris to its mid-Thames island, Oliver’s Ait, to help him on a year-long, countrywide search to see every one of the UK’s 100-plus species of land snail. And he was definitely on the right track, finding the Thames Door Snail (Alinda biplicata).

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Snailspotter’s rare find on PLA’s Thames Island
20.08.2015

More than a thousand Londoners have helped international conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) with efforts to conserve marine mammals in the Thames Estuary by spotting more than 2,700 seals, porpoises, dolphins and whales over the past 10 years.

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Canary Wharf is London’s seal watching hotspot
20.08.2015

Hull structures have been completed on CTruk's construction of a new 17m. survey catamaran for the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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New PLA catamaran reaches hull milestone
03.08.2015

London, UK, 31st July, 2015:- Pentalver, a leading UK inland container service operator, has opened its new five acre site at the UK’s newest deep sea container port, DP World London Gateway.

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Pentalver Opens Permanent Container Services Facility
22.07.2015

New civil engineering support and transport platform set to reduce works traffic on London’s roads

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Innovative Self-Powered Work Barge Enters Service on the River Thames
17.07.2015

The latest Port of London Authority (PLA) safety campaign is looking to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames.

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Latest Thames safety campaign aims to look after vulnerable river users
02.07.2015

The countdown clock has reached the 60 days mark to the start of the tenth edition of the Clipper Race and crew excitement is mounting in anticipation of the departure from St Katharine Docks in front of Tower Bridge, London, on Sunday 30 August.

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Clipper Ventures race spectacular London start
22.06.2015

Lions and leopards at a big cat sanctuary are playing with ropes that just weeks before were being used to tie boats up on the Thames, in a new Port of London Authority recycling initiative.

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Port of London Authority recycling helps cats and critters at wildlife charity

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