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20.03.2015

An oily swan had the Port of London Authority (PLA) to thank after it was rescued by quick-thinking staff and taken for a clean up.

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Black swan - Port of London Authority rescues oily bird
17.03.2015

The Port of Tilbury, London's major port, picked up a prestigious award for their port based Training Academy at the Worshipful Company of Carmen annual awards in London.

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Port of Tilbury receives prestigious training award
10.03.2015

Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, Seawork International, has today announced that the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) new 36-metre mooring maintenance vessel, London Titan, built at a cost of £7million, will be officially unveiled at the opening day of the event in June.

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Port of London to unveil its £7m vessel, London Titan, at Seawork International
27.02.2015

A record 9.8 million passengers are using the River Thames, two years on from the launch of the Mayor's River Action Plan, it was announced today.

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River Action Plan delivers record Thames ridership
27.02.2015

London Titan – the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) new and unique multi-purpose mooring maintenance vessel – will help modernise how the authority works and provide a safe work platform for staff.

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Time for Titan – PLA’s £7 million superboat launches
26.02.2015

Maersk Triple-E vessel breaks record for largest ship to sail on River Thames during DP World London Gateway call. 18,300 TEU Munkebo Maersk calls just months after Edith Maersk

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Maersk Triple-E vessel breaks record for largest ship to sail on River Thames
18.02.2015

A drive to make the tidal Thames cleaner for current and future generations is already helping river users change how they deal with sewage waste.

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Port of London Authority's sewage-ban-byelaw comes into force
03.02.2015

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has sealed a deal to put a new purpose-built survey catamaran on the river Thames. The robust and fuel-efficient CTruk MPC19 is set to replace the PLA’s Yantlet vessel as she reaches the end of her service life.

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Port of London Authority inks deal on  new catamaran survey vessel
02.02.2015

At its meeting last March (2014), the Port of London Authority (PLA) Board decided to approve a river works licence to Fulham Football Club for the redevelopment of its Riverside stand.

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Fulham Football Club – River Works Licence Application: Update
17.12.2014

The invasive quagga mussel (Dreissena rostiformis bugensis), named after a species of zebra because of their striped shell, has been found in the River Thames at Richmond by the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) annual survey of the riverbed. Quagga mussels were first discovered in the UK earlier this year during routine water quality testing in the River Wraysbury, near Staines, but have since moved downstream to Richmond, with the potential to spread further.

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New invasive mussel moves into London

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