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PLA News Releases


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



Newly appointed shipping minister, John Hayes MP, made his first visit to a port since taking up his new role when he visited the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) Gravesend base today (Wednesday, 23 July).

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Shipping Minister's First Port Call

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT subsidiary, SITA UK, and Forth Ports Limited (“Forth Ports”), one of the UK’s largest port groups, have today announced a long-term partnership that will see the creation of a major recycling and resource management hub based at the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames.

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SITA UK and Forth Ports Announce Long-Term Partnership

The Port of London Authority’s (PLA) Denton base chalked up a milestone last week when its boat lift handled its 1,000th vessel: a Thames Clipper fast ferry out of the water for routine maintenance.

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1000 Boat-Lift Milestone for PLA's Thames Base

London container terminal's new ship-to-shore Paceco cranes swing into action.

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New Cranes Swing into Action in Tilbury

London Container Terminal and SCS Multiport who operate in the UK with CWT have now expanded their current service from three to five calls per week at Tilbury.

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SCS Multiport expands its CWT service at Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury’s London Paper Terminal announces a new deal with Hemisphere Freight to handle over 20,000 tonnes of directories from Spain.

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Tilbury’s London Paper Terminal Signs Deal with Hemisphere Freight

London Distribution Park (LDP) infrastructure works is complete for the bespoke 70-acre warehousing development located beside the Port of Tilbury.

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Tilbury’s New 70-acre London Distribution Park Completes Infrastructure Work

The Port of London Authority (PLA) announces the appointment of three new non-executive directors.

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Port of London Authority Board Appointments

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has completed the latest stage in its radar upgrade programme.

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Radar Upgrade Improves Protection of Thames Barrier

The amount of freight moved on the Thames through the capital has trebled in the last four years, reaching a new decade high in 2013.

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Thames Freight at Highest Level in a Decade

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