Former freight hub repurposed for green freight

Former freight ro ro hub Dartford International Ferry Terminal, recently acquired by the Port of London Authority (PLA) is being used to test a scheme to move light freight into London by river. The London Light Freight River Trial, a Cross River Partnership (CRP) initiative, involves a daily Thames Clippers Logistics commuter vessel shuttling goods to Bankside Pier in Southwark for suppliers Lyreco and Speedy Services. It is part of ... [+]

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, ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Eidesvik joins PLA board

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has appointed Toril Eidesvik as non-executive director. She has worked as chief executive of reefer shipping company Green Reefers, general ship supply company Seven Seas and cargo handling equipment supplier TTS Group and replaces Annette Malm Justad, who stepped down from the PLA board ... [+]

Feline fine thanks to the PLA

The Port of London Authority has been turning old mooring ropes into giant cat toys. Wildlife Heritage Foundation (WHF) has been collecting pallets of rope and lifting strops last month and they are now being used at the Kent-based sanctuary’s ‘Enrichment’ enclosure as scratch posts, to keep lions' and leopards' ... [+]

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