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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
07.09.2015

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.

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New Reports Measures Tidal Thames' Economic and Amenity Value
17.07.2015

The latest Port of London Authority (PLA) safety campaign is looking to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames.

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Latest Thames safety campaign aims to look after vulnerable river users
18.05.2015

The continued growth of freight on the river Thames has kept more than half a million lorry trips off London’s roads in the past two years.

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Thames keeps half a million lorry trips off London roads
12.05.2015

Central London has welcomed its biggest-ever cruise ship, the 228-metre long Viking Star, which tied up on Port of London Authority (PLA) moorings at Greenwich today (12 May).

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Viking Star sets London cruise ship benchmark
01.05.2015

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has confirmed the dates and venues for the first round of public meetings as part of its project to develop a Vision for the future of the tidal Thames – the 95 miles of river that runs from Teddington Lock through London to the North Sea.

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Thames Vision Public Meeting Dates Confirmed
23.04.2015

Short-sea shipping and logistics specialist Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) and X-Press Feeder are to expand their Bilbao route into Tilbury. With immediate effect, three instead of previously two vessels will be deployed on this busy service and will further increase the schedule reliability. Two vessels will be operated by X-Press Feeders and one by OPDR.

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OPDR and X-Press Feeders Extend Service at Tilbury's London Container Terminal
16.04.2015

London's major port in Tilbury and JSV Logistic announces today (15 April) a brand new regular container service route between the Spanish port of Pasaia and London Container Terminal (LCT).

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New Spanish service launched between Port of Pasaia and Tilbury
27.02.2015

A record 9.8 million passengers are using the River Thames, two years on from the launch of the Mayor's River Action Plan, it was announced today.

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River Action Plan delivers record Thames ridership
19.02.2015

Expanded fleet to boost capacity as commuter and visitor numbers hit record levels on River Bus service

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MBNA Thames Clippers to launch two new boats

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