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With the tidal Thames progressively coming back to life after months of lockdown, Thames Festival Trust, in partnership with the Port of London Authority (PLA), is launching its annual photography competition inviting people to capture: the Thames Unlocked.

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Photography competition: Record the Thames as it unlocks

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

The Thames Estuary Growth Board is backed by the Government as the UK’s biggest growth opportunity. With the potential to create 1.5million jobs and add value of up to £115bn to the nation’s economy, it is integral to growth and recovery post-Brexit and post-Covid.

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Government-backed Thames Estuary launches plan to unlock growth

Totally Thames 2020 is back for an uplifting festival celebrating the river at the heart of the city, which connects us to places far and wide.

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Totally Thames 2020 celebrates river art and creativity around the world

As Maritime Safety Week kicks off (6 July), the Port of London Authority (PLA) is calling on river users to make reporting tidal Thames ‘near misses’ a priority in its latest safety drive.

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New campaign to record tidal Thames near misses

Access for larger vessels to onshore power points to boost air quality and reduce noise

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New greener berth at Barrier Gardens Pier in Woolwich

Pioneering work by the Port of London Authority, across carbon emission reduction, habitat improvement and air quality on the Thames, is centre stage in its 2019 Environmental Report, just released online.

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A year of green acheivement

As the capital prepares for its hottest day of the year, the Port of London Authority (PLA) has issued a reminder not to underestimate the powers of the tidal River Thames.

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Thames heatwave safety call

The world’s biggest container ship, HMM Algeciras, has docked at DP World London Gateway port in Essex at the end of her maiden voyage to the UK.

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UK debut on the Thames for world's biggest container ship

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