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16.05.2019

A new 50-metre radar tower at Nortfleet, Kent, is guiding ships in and out of the Port of London.

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Safety firmly on the radar at Northfleet
08.05.2019

An £80,000 network of air pollution monitors, funded by the Port of London Authority (PLA), is in place, ready to record the affect of emissions locally from cruise ships docking in Greenwich this summer.

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Greenwich ship emissions monitoring underway
01.04.2019

Port of London Authority (PLA) employees gathered today (1 April 2019) at their bases along the tidal Thames to mark the 110th anniversary of the organisation’s creation in 1909.

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110 year celebration for the PLA
13.03.2019

Turn to the Thames - that’s the advice from three Port of London Authority (PLA) apprentices in a new film for young people considering their career options. The film’s message to would-be engineers from Battersea to Bexley and aspiring mechanics from Richmond to Rochester is that their dream job could lie under their noses on a resurgent tidal River Thames.

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A young person’s guide to careers on the nation’s most important liquid asset
13.03.2019

More than 250 river stakeholders came together for the Port of London Authority (PLA) annual reception on 12 March. At event, PLA chairman, Christopher Rodrigues delivered a speech covering the key themes of investment, pilotage and jobs. The full text of the speech follows.

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PLA Annual Reception – 12 March 2019 Chairman, Christopher Rodrigues’ Speech
04.03.2019

Boat operators on the tidal Thames can now assess their fleet’s green credentials, thanks to a Port of London Authority (PLA) monitoring scheme.

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Fund pushes the boat out for a cleaner environment
27.02.2019

The PLA is set to recruit a designated maintenance team for river walls and revetments in west London.

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Plans for new upriver maintenance team unveiled
20.02.2019

PLA chief executive Robin Mortimer has welcomed the announcement that new multimillion pound port Tilbury2 has been given the go ahead.

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PLA welcomes Tilbury2 approval
18.01.2019

Greener ships calling on the tidal Thames will be entitled to a 10% reduction in conservancy charges, as the PLA prepares to launch the UK's first hybrid pilot cutter.

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Doubling of green tariff discount to boost tidal Thames air quality in 2019
11.12.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) hosted 20 specialists from ports and incentive providers around the world recently, when the steering group for the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) met in London.

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London hosts global port environment experts

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