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PLA News Releases


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



The Port of London Authority is working with property developers, London & Regional, and the Royal Docks Team to deliver the first new shipyard on the Thames for over a century at Albert Island in the London Borough of Newham.

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Plans for London’s first new shipyard in a century

An NHS trust has become the first in the country to pilot a daily riverboat delivery service as part of plans to reduce its carbon footprint.

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First NHS trust pilots riverboat delivery service

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is inviting anyone with an interest in the tidal Thames to get involved and help shape 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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Future of the tidal Thames: Have your say

We have awarded a contract to model the future of energy demand and supply on the tidal Thames as we look to shape the zero carbon port for the future.

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New study commissioned as London targets zero carbon port

“Kickstarters”, recruited by the Gravesend-based Port of London Authority (PLA), as part of a Government scheme to help unemployed young people, travelled up the River Thames to meet the employment minister, Mims Davies MP, at Westminster (10 May).

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Kickstarters' river trip to meet employment minister

Port of London Authority chairman, Christopher Rodrigues CBE has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Transport as the new non-executive chair of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

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Christopher Rodrigues appointed chair of MCA

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable construction solutions business, has committed to a 25-year partnership with the Port of Tilbury, London’s fastest-growing port, to build the UK’s largest construction materials aggregates terminal.

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Tarmac, Forth Ports to create UK’s largest construction materials terminal

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 Port of London was the biggest port in the UK in 2020, handling 47.4 million tonnes of cargo, ensuring that essential supplies were delivered uninterrupted to supermarkets, factories, forecourts and hospitals.

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Port of London: Vital pandemic supply line

Recruitment of experienced master mariners to become specialist Thames navigational pilots is helping the Port of London Authority keep river trade flowing.

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More recruits to keep river trade flowing

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