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MSC AUSTRALIA EXPRESS SERVICE BEGINS CALLING AT DP WORLD LONDON GATEWAY PORT New service for UK to be fastest direct connection between Australia and Northern Europe

Tilbury’s London Container Terminal (“LCT”) announces a new weekly service with leading shipping group CMA CGM which will now call at London’s major port as part of its Euraf1 service between Northern Europe and West Africa.

The Port of London Authority (PLA) recently stepped in and took nature boffin James Harding-Morris to its mid-Thames island, Oliver’s Ait, to help him on a year-long, countrywide search to see every one of the UK’s 100-plus species of land snail. And he was definitely on the right track, finding the Thames Door Snail (Alinda biplicata).

As London International Shipping Week starts (Monday, 7 September), new Port of London Authority (PLA) data shows the tidal Thames is thriving, both economically, with over 40,000 jobs linked to port operations, and also in terms of its amenity value, which is worth over £100 million in health benefits for residents alone who enjoy 10 million bike rides and walks on the towpath every year.

Local Waterloo resident and community activist John Hearn MBE(known as Ernie) gets a stretch of the river foreshore named after him in recognition of his work gaining appreciation of the Thames as an asset and amenity for London.

Due to deteriorating weather conditions (strong winds) causing large waves, we have had to cancel the participation of dragon boats in this year's race. Dragon boats have low sides, close to the water and are particularly vulnerable to taking on water in rough conditions.



International explorer Paul Rose and campaign partners have joined environment charity Thames21’s foreshore clean up today (Wednesday, 30 September) and called on Londoners to ‘do the right’ thing and make sure their rubbish goes in the bin, not in the River Thames.

As the rowing season kicks off, an updated, easy-to-use guide to rowing on the Thames has been launched by the Port of London Authority and Thames Regional Rowing Council (TRRC).