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Port of London Authority chairman, Christopher Rodrigues CBE has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport as the new non-executive chair of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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Christopher Rodrigues appointed chair of MCA

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable construction solutions business, has committed to a 25-year partnership with the Port of Tilbury, London’s fastest-growing port, to build the UK’s largest construction materials aggregates terminal.

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Tarmac, Forth Ports to create UK’s largest construction materials terminal

Five more central London bridges lit up with the launch of the second phase of the Illuminated River project.

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Switched on: Five more central London bridges lit up

The Port of London Authority has taken full control of Estuary Services Limited, the company that provides a boarding and landing service for pilots joining and leaving ships trading to and from the ports of London and Medway, after acquiring the Peel Ports 50% interest in the business.

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Port of London Authority takes 100% ownership of Estuary Services Limited

Water sport clubs in London, Essex and Kent have a chance to shape the future of physical activity on the tidal Thames and other “blue” spaces across the region, in a joint Port of London Authority and London Sport survey.

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Help shape the future of water sports on the Southeast's

The public causeway at Erith, stretching over 170 metres into the river, is a vital access point for the emergency services and is widely used for recreation and commerce. Recent surveys taken by the PLA show signs of deterioration of the structure.

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Consultation: Erith Causeway replacement

The Port of London Authority has launched an Environment Fund to support community projects that will help improve the environment, in line with the goals of the river development framework, the Thames Vision.

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Thames Environment Fund launched

The Port of London was the biggest port in the UK in 2020, handling 47.4 million tonnes of cargo, ensuring that essential supplies were delivered uninterrupted to supermarkets, factories, forecourts and hospitals.

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Port of London: Vital pandemic supply line

Thames barge operation, delivering roof parts for Fulham Football Club’s new Riverside Stand in west London, concluded on Wednesday 10 March. It’s the latest example of a major construction project using the river to reduce traffic on the capital’s road network.

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Back of the Net: Final roof parts delivery by river for new Fulham FC stand

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