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PLA News Releases


News releases on the latest Thames events.



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

Hammersmith Bridge remains closed to all traffic, including vessels on the river.

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Local authority emergency closure of Hammersmith Bridge

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has unveiled its new licensing portal.

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New licensing portal opened

With the tidal Thames progressively coming back to life after months of lockdown, Thames Festival Trust, in partnership with the Port of London Authority (PLA), is launching its annual photography competition inviting people to capture: the Thames Unlocked.

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Photography competition: Record the Thames as it unlocks

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