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PLA News Releases


News releases about passenger services developments.



The latest Port of London Authority (PLA) safety campaign is looking to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames.

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Latest Thames safety campaign aims to look after vulnerable river users

The continued growth of freight on the river Thames has kept more than half a million lorry trips off London’s roads in the past two years.

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Thames keeps half a million lorry trips off London roads

Central London has welcomed its biggest-ever cruise ship, the 228-metre long Viking Star, which tied up on Port of London Authority (PLA) moorings at Greenwich today (12 May).

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Viking Star sets London cruise ship benchmark

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has confirmed the dates and venues for the first round of public meetings as part of its project to develop a Vision for the future of the tidal Thames – the 95 miles of river that runs from Teddington Lock through London to the North Sea.

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Thames Vision Public Meeting Dates Confirmed

Short-sea shipping and logistics specialist Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) and X-Press Feeder are to expand their Bilbao route into Tilbury. With immediate effect, three instead of previously two vessels will be deployed on this busy service and will further increase the schedule reliability. Two vessels will be operated by X-Press Feeders and one by OPDR.

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OPDR and X-Press Feeders Extend Service at Tilbury's London Container Terminal

London's major port in Tilbury and JSV Logistic announces today (15 April) a brand new regular container service route between the Spanish port of Pasaia and London Container Terminal (LCT).

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New Spanish service launched between Port of Pasaia and Tilbury

A record 9.8 million passengers are using the River Thames, two years on from the launch of the Mayor's River Action Plan, it was announced today.

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River Action Plan delivers record Thames ridership

Expanded fleet to boost capacity as commuter and visitor numbers hit record levels on River Bus service

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MBNA Thames Clippers to launch two new boats

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

Three year investment to provide a range of new benefits for Londoners

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MBNA teams up with Thames Clippers to boost river  service in London

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