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News releases on the latest Thames events.

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01.10.2015

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).

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PLA kicks off rowing season with new easy-to-use safety guide
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
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

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.

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Thames foreshore by Gabriel's Wharf named Ernie's Beach
28.08.2015

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).

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Snailspotter’s rare find on PLA’s Thames Island
25.08.2015

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.

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New West African link for Tilbury’s London Container Terminal
24.08.2015

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

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MSC's Australia Express Service makes first call at DP World London Gateway Port
06.07.2015

A Port of London Authority (PLA) team won the annual Transport on Water (TOW) Barge Race on the Thames on Saturday, 4 July.

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PLA team wins annual barge race
02.07.2015

The countdown clock has reached the 60 days mark to the start of the tenth edition of the Clipper Race and crew excitement is mounting in anticipation of the departure from St Katharine Docks in front of Tower Bridge, London, on Sunday 30 August.

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Clipper Ventures race spectacular London start
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

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