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News releases relating to Thames trade developments and investments by terminal operators.

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03.05.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has awarded the five-year contract for management of its Central London Cruise Moorings to a joint venture between the Port of Tilbury and MBNA Thames Clippers.

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Port Of London cruise contract goes to Port of Tilbury and MBNA Thames Clippers
12.04.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has welcomed news that Forth Ports is seeking expressions of interest from contractors in landside and marine works, worth some £80 million, for its proposed port expansion project, Tilbury2. The Planning Inspectorate is considering Forth Ports’ application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the scheme, a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station that will include a new deep water jetty in the river Thames. The site will be developed with a roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) freight ferry terminal, set to be operated by P&O Ferries and a construction materials and aggregates processing terminal

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Tilbury expansion supports Thames vision growth targets
06.12.2017

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has broken new ground in the maritime sector, publishing the first draft Air Quality Strategy for a UK port. The PLA has been developing the strategy in the light of projected growth in river use over the next twenty years and concerns about air quality in urban centres. The aim of the strategy, which covers the tidal Thames from Teddington Lock to Southend, is to reduce emissions to air from marine sources within the tidal River Thames, while facilitating the Port and London’s future growth. The move comes less than 12 months after the PLA made London the first UK port to offer a ‘green’ discount on charges for ships using cleaner technology.

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London leads with first Air Quality Strategy for a UK port
03.11.2017

The largest short sea roll-on/roll-off freight vessel in the world, CLdN’s Celine called on the Thames for the first time this week. Celine is the first ship in a series of eight that CLdN is adding to its fleet; she has just arrived in Europe from builders Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. CLdN is deploying Celine on its weekly itinerary, calling at Purfleet on the Thames, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge and Dublin.

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First call on the Thames for world’s largest short sea ro/ro freighter
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
05.09.2017

The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, and URM UK loaded their first train of bulk glass cullet processed from a new recycling facility at the port. 1200 tonnes of raw glass cullet left Tilbury en route for Cheshire this month by train, the first shipment under a long term supply agreement.

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Glass cullet rides the rails from the Port of Tilbury
05.02.2017

Trade in the Port of London in 2016 reached the highest this decade, rising 10% to top 50 million tonnes for the first time since 2008.

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Port of London trade jumps more than 10% to 50 million tonnes
20.11.2016

A strategically important protected wharf in East London is set to return to operation after its acquisition by the Port of London Authority.

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East London wharf set for return to cargo handling
13.09.2016

The Port of London is set to become the first UK port to recognise ship owners committed to progressively improving their environmental performance, as part of a wider approach to reduce the port’s environmental impact.

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Thames ship discount for environmental high performers
25.08.2016

A streamlined approach to regulating development in the River Thames has been agreed by the MMO and Port of London Authority

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Thames concordat: a way forward for River Thames regulation

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