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News releases relating to Thames trade developments and investments by terminal operators.

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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
08.03.2019

Trade through the Port of London reached 53.2 million tonnes last year, a level last seen more than a decade ago.

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Port of London trade at 10-year high
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
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
13.11.2018

Our aim is to provide cost effective services which encourage greater use of the Thames, in line with the Thames Vision. The reference figure we use for changes to charges is the September Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation rate, which for September 2018 was 3.3%.

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PLA Charges: Proposals for 2019
18.10.2018

Latest figures show a dramatic increase in the amount of freight being moved by river.

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Freight on the rise as Thames Vision strategy starts to bear fruit
12.07.2018

Work is well underway on a £2.5 million programme of investments at Tower Wharf in Northfleet, enabling owner Seacon to target emerging opportunities to supply building materials to major construction projects in London.

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Port of London Authority welcomes Thames Wharf expansion
07.06.2018

At an official welcome review of the barges held at Butler’s Wharf Pier in London on Tuesday 22 May 2018, a reception was held on board the paddle steamer Dixie Queen, London’s largest luxury floating event venue.

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New Tideway class barges welcomed to the Thames
03.05.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has awarded the five-year contract for management of its Central London Cruise Moorings to a joint venture between the Port of Tilbury and MBNA Thames Clippers.

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Port Of London cruise contract goes to Port of Tilbury and MBNA Thames Clippers
12.04.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has welcomed news that Forth Ports is seeking expressions of interest from contractors in landside and marine works, worth some £80 million, for its proposed port expansion project, Tilbury2. The Planning Inspectorate is considering Forth Ports’ application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the scheme, a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station that will include a new deep water jetty in the river Thames. The site will be developed with a roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) freight ferry terminal, set to be operated by P&O Ferries and a construction materials and aggregates processing terminal

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Tilbury expansion supports Thames vision growth targets

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