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PLA News Releases


News releases on the latest Thames events.



An online meeting to discuss all the latest news on the upper tidal Thames, including the impact of COVID-19 and the closure of Hammersmith Bridge, will be hosted by the Port of London Authority (PLA) on Thursday 11 February 2021 (5 -6 pm).

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Upper tidal Thames public meeting goes online

London Climate Action Week (16-20 November) has opened with the launch of Thames Green Scheme, a Port of London Authority (PLA) project, encouraging vessel operators to adopt more environmentally friendly practices.

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Thames Green Scheme Launched

Richmond Council will host a virtual public meeting with the Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce, the first since the group’s formation last month.

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Richmond Council to host first public meeting with Hammersmith Bridge Taskforce

The UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed the continued protection of strategic sites for port use on the banks of the Thames in London, after an extensive review process conducted by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and supported by the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Safeguarding of London's strategic wharves confirmed

The Port of London Authority is hosting two webinars this autumn, gathering stakeholders to look at critical issues shaping the future of river cities like London: the pandemic response and accelerated moves towards Net Zero.

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Autumn webinars: Great River Cities and Greening Inland Shipping

Robin Mortimer, chief executive of the Port of London Authority (PLA), heralds the role a resurgent Thames can play in restoring prosperity, post the COVID pandemic.

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Unlocking economic recovery – by river

The Port of London Authority’s Harbour Master’s team has been restructured to create a more flexible, efficient and resilient group covering the ‘whole river’, replacing the historic approach which split the river into two areas.

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New structure for PLA Harbour Master's team

The Port of London Authority is helping people find out where they can make a difference to the condition of the Thames foreshore with a new website, Cleaning the Thames, showing planned clean-ups.

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Web resource to help with cleaning up the Thames

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has appointed Toril Eidesvik as non-executive director of the Board.

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Toril Eidesvik joins Port of London Authority Board

The Port of London Authority is actively engaged in discussions around the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.

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Port of London Authority statement – Hammersmith Bridge

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