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An ambitious investment plan to support the economy of the tidal Thames is the priority for Oster Milambo, newly appointed head of estates at the Port of London Authority.

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Investment top of agenda for new head of estates

Maritime UK is pleased to confirm the appointment of Sarah Kenny as its new Chair, and of Robin Mortimer as its new Vice Chair. Kenny, who is CEO of BMT Group was previously Vice Chair and replaces Harry Theochari, Global Head of Transport at Norton Rose Fulbright. Kenny’s successor as Vice Chair Robin Mortimer is CEO of the Port of London Authority.

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New Chair and Vice Chair for Maritime UK

Engineer Bernard Watson is leading a new Port of London Authority (PLA) in-house team focussed on maintaining the southern river wall of the Thames between Kew and Putney.

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New team has an upriver maintenance mission

There are less than three days left to support Port of London Authority (PLA) harbour master, Mark Towens’ fund raising drive and secure a chance to win a unique prize: a private party for 120 guests aboard the Thames river yacht, Silver Sturgeon in 2021.

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Last chance for Thames raffle in support of harbour master

The tidal Thames river community is joining forces to support fundraising efforts for Mark Towens, Port of London Authority (PLA) harbour master, who is battling cancer.

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Thames community unites at Tower for harbour master

Local MP launches £3.8 million lorry-busting aggregates conveyor

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Kent wharf investment boosts delivery of building materials into London by river

A partnership to promote the highest safety standards for all boat operators on the tidal Thames has been launched by the Company of Waterman & Lighterman and the Port of London Authority (PLA).

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Raising the bar for river workers’ safety training

A preliminary, six-week consultation is underway on an update to legislation that enables the Port of London Authority (PLA) to do its job, promoting and protecting the tidal River Thames

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Legislation update to reflect changing times on the river

Improved habitat for birds, bees and other wildlife is to be created along the River Thames in Kent and Essex in a new partnership between the Port of London Authority (PLA) and the RSPB. The Thames Estuary contains some of the most important and protected wetland habitat in the UK, Ends For further information and to arrange an interview, please contact: • Fabian Harrison, RSPB Media Officer – fabian.harrison@rspb.org.uk / 01603 697595 / 07738101820 • Nick Tennant, PLA Head of Communications – nick,tennant@pla.co.uk / 01474 562246 / 07784 208074

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£150,000 boost for Thames Estuary habitats

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