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News releases relating to Thames trade developments and investments by terminal operators.

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11.12.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) hosted 20 specialists from ports and incentive providers around the world recently, when the steering group for the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) met in London.

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London hosts global port environment experts
13.11.2018

Our aim is to provide cost effective services which encourage greater use of the Thames, in line with the Thames Vision. The reference figure we use for changes to charges is the September Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation rate, which for September 2018 was 3.3%.

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PLA Charges: Proposals for 2019
18.10.2018

Latest figures show a dramatic increase in the amount of freight being moved by river.

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Freight on the rise as Thames Vision strategy starts to bear fruit
12.07.2018

Work is well underway on a £2.5 million programme of investments at Tower Wharf in Northfleet, enabling owner Seacon to target emerging opportunities to supply building materials to major construction projects in London.

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Port of London Authority welcomes Thames Wharf expansion
07.06.2018

At an official welcome review of the barges held at Butler’s Wharf Pier in London on Tuesday 22 May 2018, a reception was held on board the paddle steamer Dixie Queen, London’s largest luxury floating event venue.

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New Tideway class barges welcomed to the Thames
03.05.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has awarded the five-year contract for management of its Central London Cruise Moorings to a joint venture between the Port of Tilbury and MBNA Thames Clippers.

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Port Of London cruise contract goes to Port of Tilbury and MBNA Thames Clippers
12.04.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has welcomed news that Forth Ports is seeking expressions of interest from contractors in landside and marine works, worth some £80 million, for its proposed port expansion project, Tilbury2. The Planning Inspectorate is considering Forth Ports’ application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for the scheme, a 152 acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station that will include a new deep water jetty in the river Thames. The site will be developed with a roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) freight ferry terminal, set to be operated by P&O Ferries and a construction materials and aggregates processing terminal

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Tilbury expansion supports Thames vision growth targets
06.12.2017

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has broken new ground in the maritime sector, publishing the first draft Air Quality Strategy for a UK port. The PLA has been developing the strategy in the light of projected growth in river use over the next twenty years and concerns about air quality in urban centres. The aim of the strategy, which covers the tidal Thames from Teddington Lock to Southend, is to reduce emissions to air from marine sources within the tidal River Thames, while facilitating the Port and London’s future growth. The move comes less than 12 months after the PLA made London the first UK port to offer a ‘green’ discount on charges for ships using cleaner technology.

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London leads with first Air Quality Strategy for a UK port
03.11.2017

The largest short sea roll-on/roll-off freight vessel in the world, CLdN’s Celine called on the Thames for the first time this week. Celine is the first ship in a series of eight that CLdN is adding to its fleet; she has just arrived in Europe from builders Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea. CLdN is deploying Celine on its weekly itinerary, calling at Purfleet on the Thames, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge and Dublin.

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First call on the Thames for world’s largest short sea ro/ro freighter
15.09.2017

We are a trading nation. We are a maritime nation. The genesis of our trading heritage was on the Thames. Here the Ancient Britons identified deep water, close to a shallow river ford, which was ideal for landing goods.

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Reflecting on the sea – London International Shipping Week

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