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PLA News Releases

Trade

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

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23.03.2015

Activity at port terminals on the River Thames is up - with cargo trade growing by 1.3 million tonnes (3%) in 2014. Total Port of London trade in the year was 44.5 million tonnes.

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Cargo up at Port of London
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
11.02.2015

Secretary of State for Transport visits DP World London Gateway as port announces plans to build third deep-sea berth. London, UK, Tuesday 10th February 2015: DP World London Gateway has announced plans to move forward with a third berth at the UK’s new deep-sea hub port, located 25 miles from central London

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Secretary of State for Transport visits DP World London Gateway
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
21.01.2015

Essex, UK, 21st January 2015: Pentalver, the UK’s leading inland container service operator, has announced plans to develop a permanent container depot at DP World London Gateway, the UK’s new deep-water port.

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Pentalver's plans for a permanent container depot at DP World London Gateway
14.01.2015

Port of Tilbury and Frontier Agriculture agree significant strategic partnership - new partnership brings export opportunities for South East farmers

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Tilbury and Frontier announce new strategic partnership
07.01.2015

Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, announces today a new 5-year agreement with Cefetra, one of the leading supply chain managers in the UK, to handle animal feed imports into the port for the East Anglian area.

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Port of Tilbury signs new 5 year deal with Cefetra
25.11.2014

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Priti Patel MP, visited The Port of Tilbury’s London Distribution Park today (25 November) for a ‘turf-cutting’ ceremony to officially mark the start of construction of the first bespoke warehouse building on the 70-acre warehousing development.

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Treasury Minister marks start of construction at Tilbury
20.10.2014

London Container Terminal in Tilbury announces today (20th October) an extension to their agreement with short-sea shipping and logistics specialists Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR), which sees OPDR’s new liner service from Agadir, Morocco calling at the Port of Tilbury for five transit days.

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OPDR extends service at Tilbury's London Container Terminal
23.09.2014

The Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) application to buy Orchard Wharf in Tower Hamlets, east London, in a move that will support London’s economic growth and increased use of the Thames.

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Wharf purchase set to support London’s growing economy

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