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Anthony Fletcher has been appointed head of information technology at the Port of London Authority.

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New head of information technology

Responsible for the River Thames between Teddington and the North Sea, the PLA is recruiting three apprentices to join its marine operations and engineering teams, based in Gravesend, Kent.

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More apprentices heading to the tidal Thames

Scarlett Barnett-Smith, from Gillingham, who started her career as marine apprentice with the Port of London Authority (PLA) has won the 2021 John Percival Award for Best Industry Trainee from the National Workboat Association.

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“Superb student” Scarlett wins prestigious marine trainee award

The Port of London Authority is inviting people to join a series of engagement events it is running as it seeks people’s view on Thames Vision 2050, an updated framework for development of the 95 miles of river from Teddington Lock to the North Sea.

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Thames’ long-term development – debate, webinar and drop-in sessions

On World Oceans Day, DP World and the Port of London Authority reveal plans for bespoke “rubbish muncher” for London Gateway

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Floating litter collector to be tailor made for lower Thames

At the start of Pride month, Robin Mortimer, chief executive of the Port of London Authority, welcomes the contribution of the tidal Thames LGBT+ community to the river – past, present and future.

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A moment of pride for the Thames

Representatives and supporters of the tidal Thames’ LGBT+ community gathered on the river to celebrate the start of Pride month at Waterloo Bridge.

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River's LGBT+ pride, as passengers welcomed back

The first Thames Green Scheme accreditations, recognising vessel owners’ efforts to protect the environment, have been awarded to Kent-based GPS Marine and Jetstream Tours.

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Green recognition for Thames operators

The Port of London Authority has taken full control of Estuary Services Limited, the company that provides a boarding and landing service for pilots joining and leaving ships trading to and from the ports of London and Medway, after acquiring the Peel Ports 50% interest in the business.

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Port of London Authority takes 100% ownership of Estuary Services Limited

The public causeway at Erith, stretching over 170 metres into the river, is a vital access point for the emergency services and is widely used for recreation and commerce. Recent surveys taken by the PLA show signs of deterioration of the structure.

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Consultation: Erith Causeway replacement

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