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Trade

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

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04.07.2016

London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross CBE has welcomed the launch today (Monday, 4 July 2016) of the Thames Vision, a framework for developing greater use of the Thames over the next twenty years.

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Deputy Mayor of London Welcomes The Thames Vision
30.06.2016

Three new barges have been delivered to Cory Riverside. They will be used to transfer 200,000 tonnes per annum of Incinerator Bottom Ash from Cory’s Riverside Resource Recovery Energy from Waste facility, situated on the banks of the River Thames in the London Borough of Bexley.

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Cory Riverside takes delivery of three new barges
17.06.2016

Giant quay cranes, which arrived at DP World London Gateway on Wednesday morning, will enhance UK trade infrastructure

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Enormous cranes brought up the River Thames for third berth at UK’s new logistic
16.05.2016

EMR, one of the world’s largest metal recycling companies has made a significant commitment to remaining in its existing Tilbury Dock facility. Not only has it just signed a new 25 year lease with the Port of Tilbury, it will be upgrading its facilities and investing around £3m in improved ship loading equipment.

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EMR commits to Tilbury Dock Facility
09.05.2016

A new publication out now highlights the diversity of the port terminals and wharves on the River Thames.

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New guide to Port of London shipping terminals
03.05.2016

The Port of London Authority has invested £250,000 upgrading its ship’s bridge simulator, adding a full tug bridge simulator in a move that is set to enable a boost in port trade and helps terminals verify their expansion plans.

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Upgraded Port of London Ship’s Bridge Simulator to boost trade and growth
08.04.2016

Navigator Terminals, has completed the acquisition of Royal Vopak’s UK operating storage assets facilities at West Thurrock on the Thames, Seal Sands at Teesside and Windmill in Barry South Wales, and Greenergy North Tees from Greenergy.

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Navigator Terminals complete acquisition of Royal Vopak’s UK storage assets
06.04.2016

Today Thames Oilport celebrates the receipt of the first in a series of diesel shipments to be stored on site. The arrival of these shipments is a major milestone that brings fuel into the terminal for the first time since the closure of the Coryton refinery.

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Thames Oilport completes first phase of development
04.04.2016

Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, has today (1 April 2016) announced plans for a major storage expansion at the port’s Grain Terminal as part of the port’s growth strategy. The investment will see storage capacity increase to accommodate up to an additional 16,000 metric tonnes of both import and export wheat at the Thames based port.

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Port of Tilbury expands grain terminal significant investment increases capacity
01.04.2016

A busy London pier that was shut briefly after Storm Katie struck was reopened thanks to a new tidal Thames superboat.

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PLA’s £7million boat does the trick after storm damage closes pier temporarily

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