port-of-london

Thames traffic at ten-year high

Traffic through the Port of London reached 53.2 million tonnes in 2018, a level last seen more than a decade ago. It followed strong growth in containerised cargoes, particularly at DP World London Gateway, which attracted a number of new services. Container trades led the growth, up by 3.4 million tonnes, and topping 20 million tonnes for the first time. Unitised cargo throughput also increased at the Port of Tilbury ... [+]

World’s biggest freight ferry calls in Purfleet

The world’s largest short sea ro ro freight vessel, CLdN’s 8,000 lane-metre Celine called at Port of London’s Purfleet terminal during the first week of November. She is the first ship in a series of eight ships by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea and operates on CLdN’s weekly service ... [+]

Cleaning up the Thames

The Port of London Authority says that 66 ships calling at Thames terminals Thames qualified for the UK’s first port charge discount for cleaner ships in the first three months of the year. Introduced by the Port of London Authority (PLA) on 1 January, the discount is available to ships ... [+]

Ten-year high for Port of London

Trade in the Port of London in 2016 reached the highest this decade, rising 10% to top 50 million tonnes for the first time since 2008. Containers, oil and building materials all rose markedly, said the Port of London Authority, pointing out that prior to 2016, port throughput had been ... [+]

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 handles biggest ever ships

The Port of London handled its largest ships ever in 2015 while cargo tonnage climbed to 45.4 million tonnes, up 2% on 2014. PLA chief executive, Robin Mortimer said the record breakers included container ship, UASC Barzan - the 400 metre ship called at London Gateway Port in September. Since ... [+]

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 ... [+]

London trade is booming

Cargo trade at port terminals on the River Thames grew 3% or 1.3 million tonnes (3%) in 2014, says the Port of London Authority. The figure included a 7.4% rise in containers and trailers to 16.2 million tonnes; aggregates and cement went up 10.1% to 9.7 million tonnes; and other ... [+]

PLA to buy east London wharf

The Secretary of State for Transport has confirmed the Port of London Authority’s (PLA) application to buy Orchard Wharf in Tower Hamlets, east London. Orchard Wharf has been unused for over 15 years. The case for the ‘compulsory purchase’ of the wharf was heard at a public inquiry last year. ... [+]

Refresh for Port of London board

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has appointed three new non-executive directors – P&O Ferries chief executive, Helen Deeble, WS Atkins group human resources director, Alun Griffiths and chairman of the American Shipping Company ASA and Store Norske Kulkompani, Annette Malm Justad. William Everard will step down on 31 May and ... [+]

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