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21.07.2017

The Port of London Authority is working with the Mayor of London and Transport for London on new research to help it develop an Air Quality Strategy for the tidal Thames.

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Testing The Air: Research Underway to Develop Thames Air Quality Strategy
24.04.2017

In the first three months of the year, 66 ships calling at terminals on the Thames qualified for the UK’s first port charge discount for cleaner ships.

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Positive early take up of ‘green’ discount on port charges
08.02.2017

A conference organised by the Port of London Authority (PLA) to discuss aspirations for the Thames environment and heritage attracted over 100 delegates, including representatives from environment and heritage groups, terminal and river operators, regulators and local authorities.

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First Tidal Thames Environment & Heritage Conference attracts over 100 delegates
23.12.2016

Essential maintenance work on a vessel maintenance and checking ‘grid’ at Strand on the Green was completed just days before Christmas.

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Strand on the Green project delivered just in time for Christmas
25.10.2016

The Cleaner Thames campaign partners – Port of London Authority, Thames21 and Tideway – took to the Woolwich Arsenal foreshore to clear it of nearly two tonnes of rubbish and litter that has ended up in the river.

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Cleaner Thames partners take on Thames clean up at Woolwich Arsenal
13.09.2016

The Port of London is set to become the first UK port to recognise ship owners committed to progressively improving their environmental performance, as part of a wider approach to reduce the port’s environmental impact.

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Thames ship discount for environmental high performers
04.07.2016

London’s Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross CBE has welcomed the launch today (Monday, 4 July 2016) of the Thames Vision, a framework for developing greater use of the Thames over the next twenty years.

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Deputy Mayor of London Welcomes The Thames Vision
09.06.2016

Marine environmental experts have warned a cross-party group of MPs and Peers that the impact of marine litter needs to be addressed.

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Litter choking marine environment, MPs told
15.05.2016

A multi-coloured work of art made entirely from litter is highlighting the shocking levels of dumped plastic in London’s river.

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Hard to stomach: Sculpture highlights environmental damage done by Thames litter
19.02.2016

Residents in Grays and the surrounding areas are encouraged to join one of the biggest litter picks along the beach on February 27 from 10am to 1pm. Organised by Thames21, this event aims to improve the health of the waterways along this stretch of the River Thames by using community support to bring about change.

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Join the great Grays litter pick!

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