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London was UK’s busiest port in 2020

London was the biggest port in the UK last year, handling 47.4 million tonnes of cargo, says the Port of London Authority. PLA chief executive, Robin Mortimer, explained: “Last year saw a massive collective effort across the port, including from terminal operators, shipping lines, essential support services such as towage providers, and of course our own team. Working together we kept essential supply chains running, so medicines, food and fuel arrived ... [+]

Sue Mackenzie joins PLA board

Sue Mackenzie has joined the Port of London Authority (PLA) as a non-executive director replacing Helen Deeble, who has retired from the PLA Board at the end of her six-year term. She held a variety of roles during nearly 13 years at P&O Ferries and prior to that was operations ... [+]

Government to protect Thames wharves

The UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has confirmed that it will continue to protect commercial freight wharves on the river Thames in London, following a review by the Greater London Authority and supported by the Port of London Authority (PLA). The review included a consolidation of wharf ... [+]

The Filthy Thames

Artist Michelle Reader has put together a whole collection of sculptures made from just a small sample of the plastic rubbish collected on the River Thames. A Bellyful of Plastic is intended to highlight the vast numbers of fish living there have plastic in their gut, including three quarters of the ... [+]

Port of London online

The Port of London Authority has produced the 2016 edition of its handbook, which highlights the diversity of the port terminals and wharves on the River Thames. It includes details and maps of the different terminals, key contacts, maritime businesses, suppliers and agents and information on shipping services. www.pla.co.uk/assets/2016handbook.pdf [+]

London sees double

The port of London could be handling its largest ever cargo traffic in 20 years – up to 80 million tonnes a year – if the ideas contained in the Thames Vision come to fruition. The plan, published on 14 December, envisages that London, could almost double its cargo throughput ... [+]

New chairman for Port of London

Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin has appointed Christopher Rodrigues as chairman of the Board of the Port of London Authority (PLA). Mr Rodrigues will succeed Dame Helen Alexander from 1 January, who has been PLA chairman since January 2010, as her statutory term of appointment comes to an ... [+]

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