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20.06.2019

A half-a-million pound grant from the London Mayor's Air Quality Fund will drive work to reduce pollution from boats on the tidal Thames.

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£500,000 boost for greener vessels on the tidal Thames
08.05.2019

An £80,000 network of air pollution monitors, funded by the Port of London Authority (PLA), is in place, ready to record the affect of emissions locally from cruise ships docking in Greenwich this summer.

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Greenwich ship emissions monitoring underway
04.03.2019

Boat operators on the tidal Thames can now assess their fleet’s green credentials, thanks to a Port of London Authority (PLA) monitoring scheme.

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Fund pushes the boat out for a cleaner environment
18.01.2019

Greener ships calling on the tidal Thames will be entitled to a 10% reduction in conservancy charges, as the PLA prepares to launch the UK's first hybrid pilot cutter.

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Doubling of green tariff discount to boost tidal Thames air quality in 2019
11.12.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) hosted 20 specialists from ports and incentive providers around the world recently, when the steering group for the Environmental Ship Index (ESI) met in London.

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London hosts global port environment experts
27.09.2018

British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) and the Port of London Authority (PLA) are urging river users to steer clear of the beluga whale, which is currently in the Thames Estuary first spotted on 25 September 2018.

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Update on whale in Thames near Gravesend
20.09.2018

Has growing public awareness of marine pollution made any difference to the levels of plastic discarded in the tidal River Thames in the heart of Britain’s capital city?

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Rose's return: explorer back on river for update on Cleaner Thames campaign
12.06.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has ordered the UK’s first hybrid pilot boat from Norfolk boat builder, Goodchild Marine, as it publishes the final version of its Air Quality Strategy for the tidal Thames – also the first of its kind for any UK port.

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Port Of London Authority: Air quality strategy launch & first hybrid boat order
08.05.2018

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has announced plans to stop using single-use plastics by World Ocean Day (8 June, 2018) as part of its continued campaign to reduce the amount of rubbish in the Thames.

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PLA backs Cleaner Thames push with single-use plastic commitment
05.03.2018

Emergency Exercise on the Thames

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Emergency Exercise on the Thames

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