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PLA News Releases

2017

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12.10.2017

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has welcomed the publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s (MAIB) report into the accident last October in which pilot Gordon Coates lost his life. Gordon was fatally injured as he attempted to board the cargo vessel Sunmi, in Gravesend Reach on 5 October 2016.

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Port of London Authority statement: MAIB Report
03.10.2017

Lads at Leigh Ramblers YFC under 12s, whose home ground is just over a mile from the Thames, are now able to stay that little bit drier in the new waterproof gear, which bears the PLA logo. Leigh Ramblers was founded in 1902, seven years before the PLA, which oversees safe navigation on the UK’s busiest river.

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Port of London Authority has Essex team covered after training gear donation
18.09.2017

Two Kent teenagers – who say it’s their life’s ambition to work in the marine industry – have embarked on apprenticeships at the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Teenagers take a marine route into work as minister calls for more apprentices
15.09.2017

We are a trading nation. We are a maritime nation. The genesis of our trading heritage was on the Thames. Here the Ancient Britons identified deep water, close to a shallow river ford, which was ideal for landing goods.

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Reflecting on the sea – London International Shipping Week
05.09.2017

The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, and URM UK loaded their first train of bulk glass cullet processed from a new recycling facility at the port. 1200 tonnes of raw glass cullet left Tilbury en route for Cheshire this month by train, the first shipment under a long term supply agreement.

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Glass cullet rides the rails from the Port of Tilbury
30.08.2017

A team of women sailing around Britain to sample the UK’s waters for micro plastic and chemicals, arrived on the Thames today (30th August) to kick off local awareness-raising activities with a discussion panel made up of crew members, a scientist and young environmental activists.

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Testing the water
09.08.2017

A-FOUR day trial of an MBNA Thames Clippers service is coming to Gravesend.

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MBNA Thames Clippers trials from Gravesend

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