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Air Quality and Green Tariff

The PLA’s Air Quality Strategy for the tidal Thames is the first for the UK port industry. The Strategy aims to reduce river-based air pollution, whilst facilitating future growth of waterborne freight and passenger transport in line with the aims of Thames Vision.
Vessels visiting the Port of London that can show that they go beyond basic environmental requirements are now eligible for a discount on port charges. The discount is automatically applied to vessels registered under the Environmental Ships Index scheme with a score of 30, or above.
Jan 2020
Our network of air pollution monitors has been recording the local affect of emissions from cruise ships docking in Greenwich since May 2019.

We are currently analysing the 2019 data that has been calibrated and will publish the results in the spring.

Data collection continues in 2020.
29 September 2019
The Thames’ first Greening Inland Shipping Conference & Exhibition gave Thames vessel operators and interested stakeholders an opportunity to find out more about lower and zero emission vessel technology.