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PLA News Releases




The Port of London Authority is hosting two webinars this autumn, gathering stakeholders to look at critical issues shaping the future of river cities like London: the pandemic response and accelerated moves towards Net Zero.

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Autumn webinars: Great River Cities and Greening Inland Shipping

Robin Mortimer, chief executive of the Port of London Authority (PLA), heralds the role a resurgent Thames can play in restoring prosperity, post the COVID pandemic.

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Unlocking economic recovery – by river

The Port of London Authority’s Harbour Master’s team has been restructured to create a more flexible, efficient and resilient group covering the ‘whole river’, replacing the historic approach which split the river into two areas.

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New structure for PLA Harbour Master's team

The Port of London Authority is helping people find out where they can make a difference to the condition of the Thames foreshore with a new website, Cleaning the Thames, showing planned clean-ups.

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Web resource to help with cleaning up the Thames

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has appointed Toril Eidesvik as non-executive director of the Board.

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Toril Eidesvik joins Port of London Authority Board

The Port of London Authority is actively engaged in discussions around the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.

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Port of London Authority statement – Hammersmith Bridge

Hammersmith Bridge remains closed to all traffic, including vessels on the river.

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Local authority emergency closure of Hammersmith Bridge

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has unveiled its new licensing portal.

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New licensing portal opened

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

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