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PLA News Releases

Trade

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

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18.03.2016

Transport minister, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has marked the end of National Apprenticeship Week today (Friday, 18 March), by presenting eleven Thames apprentices with Maritime Skills Diplomas.

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New Thames apprentices celebrated
18.03.2016

The Port of London Authority’s Thames Vision project has won an award from the City livery company of the transport industry, the Worshipful Company of Carmen.

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Thames Vision project wins award
15.03.2016

Port of London Authority (PLA) chairman, Christopher Rodrigues CBE has heralded a bright future for the Thames, identifying strong prospects for growth and a new skills academy to facilitate the training of people to work on the river.

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Thames set for a bright future
09.03.2016

The Port of London saw larger ships than ever calling last year as the tonnage of cargo handled at Thames terminals climbed to 45.4 million tonnes (up 2% on 2014).

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Bigger ships than ever call at the Port of London as trade increases
04.03.2016

Forth Ports confirms that it has entered into an agreement to purchase 152 acres of land, including a further deep water jetty, close to the East of the Port of Tilbury in Essex. The acquisition price is not being disclosed, however it is expected that at least £100m will be invested in infrastructure and facilities on the land.

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Port of Tilbury set for expansion following major land acquisition
03.03.2016

The Port of London Authority is recruiting twelve new pilots this year to respond to increased traffic on the Thames.

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Port of London Authority looking to expand its team of marine pilots
08.01.2016

Tilbury’s London Container Terminal announces that Streamlines’ new Blue Stream weekly service will call at London’s major port from February, as part of a new service linking Northern Europe to and from the Caribbean, Central America and Florida.

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Tilbury’s London Container Terminal secures new Caribbean service
06.01.2016

The Port of London Authority has appointed Bob Baker as chief harbour master.

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Bob Baker appointed Port of London Authority Chief Harbour Master
04.01.2016

UASC’s MV Al Muraykh has sailed to UK’s new premier hub port and logistics park carrying a world record 18,601 TEU.

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New Year’s world record breaking ship arrives at DP World London Gateway Port
14.12.2015

Use of the Thames could be transformed over the next 20 years, according to the latest Thames Vision publication issued today (Monday, 14 December 2015) by the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Thames set for major growth and improvement over the next two decades

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