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03.12.2015

With Thames passenger and freight statistics at record levels, the Port of London Authority (PLA) officially introduced its £7 million multi-purpose river maintenance vessel, London Titan, in a ceremony at Tower Pier today (Thursday, 3 December 2015).

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£7 million river maintenance vessel ready for a busier Thames
30.11.2015

The Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt Hon. Patrick McLoughlin MP, has appointed Christopher Rodrigues CBE as chairman of the Board of the Port of London Authority (PLA) with effect from 1 January 2016.

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Christopher Rodrigues appointed PLA Chairman
13.11.2015

MBNA Thames Clippers’ new commuter boat, Galaxy, enters service as Plantation Wharf Pier opens, the 20th pier on their routes

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Plantation Wharf Pier opens
06.11.2015

A panicked dog walker who fell into the Thames while trying to rescue her beloved spaniel, had to be pulled out of the water by a passing Port of London Authority crew.

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Woman saved from drowning by Port of London Authority Crew
04.11.2015

The London Assembly passed a motion offering its wholehearted support to the Cleaner Thames campaign, calling on Londoners to ‘do the right’ thing and make sure their rubbish goes in the bin, not in the River Thames.

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London Assembly backs Cleaner Thames campaign
19.10.2015

Two new high speed catamarans that have travelled over 15,000 miles from where they were built in Tasmania, Australia, have today arrived in their new home the River Thames in central London.

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MBNA Thames Clippers: New Boats
30.09.2015

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.

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Explorer Challenges London: 'Do the right thing' and look after the Thames
30.09.2015

The Port of Tilbury, London's major port, has launched a new apprenticeship programme this month on the back of a successful year for its onsite training academy. The Port, which has a long and proud tradition of investing in apprenticeships to ensure a highly skilled workforce for the future, has ambitious plans to employ more apprentices and offer more skills training for young people in the Thames gateway area.

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Training academy sees continued success as new Apprenticeship programme launched
29.09.2015

Eddie Stobart believes the location will allow the business to be in the best possible place to provide new and existing customers with competitive container transport solutions from the south of the UK for which they are renowned in the north. The DP World site will provide Eddie Stobart with a strategic operational base to support their growth plans in the south of the country.

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Eddie Stobart Announces New Base at DP World London Gateway
12.09.2015

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.

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Great River Race 2015 - Safety Update

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