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PLA News Releases

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

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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
03.12.2015

With Thames passenger and freight statistics at record levels, the Port of London Authority (PLA) officially introduced its £7 million multi-purpose river maintenance vessel, London Titan, in a ceremony at Tower Pier today (Thursday, 3 December 2015).

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£7 million river maintenance vessel ready for a busier Thames
30.11.2015

The Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP, has appointed Christopher Rodrigues CBE as chairman of the Board of the Port of London Authority (PLA) with effect from 1 January 2016.

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Christopher Rodrigues appointed PLA Chairman
13.11.2015

MBNA Thames Clippers’ new commuter boat, Galaxy, enters service as Plantation Wharf Pier opens, the 20th pier on their routes

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Plantation Wharf Pier opens
30.09.2015

The Port of Tilbury, London's major port, has launched a new apprenticeship programme this month on the back of a successful year for its onsite training academy. The Port, which has a long and proud tradition of investing in apprenticeships to ensure a highly skilled workforce for the future, has ambitious plans to employ more apprentices and offer more skills training for young people in the Thames gateway area.

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Training academy sees continued success as new Apprenticeship programme launched

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