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News releases on the latest Thames events.

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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
24.08.2015

MSC AUSTRALIA EXPRESS SERVICE BEGINS CALLING AT DP WORLD LONDON GATEWAY PORT New service for UK to be fastest direct connection between Australia and Northern Europe

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MSC's Australia Express Service makes first call at DP World London Gateway Port
06.07.2015

A Port of London Authority (PLA) team won the annual Transport on Water (TOW) Barge Race on the Thames on Saturday, 4 July.

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PLA team wins annual barge race
02.07.2015

The countdown clock has reached the 60 days mark to the start of the tenth edition of the Clipper Race and crew excitement is mounting in anticipation of the departure from St Katharine Docks in front of Tower Bridge, London, on Sunday 30 August.

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Clipper Ventures race spectacular London start
18.05.2015

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
15.05.2015

May, 18th 2015, the ART 80-32 Hybrid Rotortug RT Evolution will be christened at the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) Greenwich Ship Tier in London during the cocktail reception of ‘Tugnology Conference’.

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Naming Ceremony ART80-32 Hybrid Rotortug RT Evolution in London
12.05.2015

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
01.05.2015

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

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