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News releases on the latest Thames events.

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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
04.11.2015

The London Assembly passed a motion offering its wholehearted support to the Cleaner Thames campaign, calling on Londoners to ‘do the right’ thing and make sure their rubbish goes in the bin, not in the River Thames.

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London Assembly backs Cleaner Thames campaign
19.10.2015

Two new high speed catamarans that have travelled over 15,000 miles from where they were built in Tasmania, Australia, have today arrived in their new home the River Thames in central London.

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MBNA Thames Clippers: New Boats
01.10.2015

As the rowing season kicks off, an updated, easy-to-use guide to rowing on the Thames has been launched by the Port of London Authority and Thames Regional Rowing Council (TRRC).

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PLA kicks off rowing season with new easy-to-use safety guide
30.09.2015

International explorer Paul Rose and campaign partners have joined environment charity Thames21’s foreshore clean up today (Wednesday, 30 September) and called on Londoners to ‘do the right’ thing and make sure their rubbish goes in the bin, not in the River Thames.

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Explorer Challenges London: 'Do the right thing' and look after the Thames
12.09.2015

Due to deteriorating weather conditions (strong winds) causing large waves, we have had to cancel the participation of dragon boats in this year's race. Dragon boats have low sides, close to the water and are particularly vulnerable to taking on water in rough conditions.

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Great River Race 2015 - Safety Update
07.09.2015

Local Waterloo resident and community activist John Hearn MBE(known as Ernie) gets a stretch of the river foreshore named after him in recognition of his work gaining appreciation of the Thames as an asset and amenity for London.

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Thames foreshore by Gabriel's Wharf named Ernie's Beach
28.08.2015

The Port of London Authority (PLA) recently stepped in and took nature boffin James Harding-Morris to its mid-Thames island, Oliver’s Ait, to help him on a year-long, countrywide search to see every one of the UK’s 100-plus species of land snail. And he was definitely on the right track, finding the Thames Door Snail (Alinda biplicata).

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Snailspotter’s rare find on PLA’s Thames Island
25.08.2015

Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (“LCT”) announces a new weekly service with leading shipping group CMA CGM which will now call at London’s major port as part of its Euraf1 service between Northern Europe and West Africa.

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New West African link for Tilbury’s London Container Terminal

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