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Trade

News releases relating to Thames trade developments and investments by terminal operators.

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15.09.2017

We are a trading nation. We are a maritime nation. The genesis of our trading heritage was on the Thames. Here the Ancient Britons identified deep water, close to a shallow river ford, which was ideal for landing goods.

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Reflecting on the sea – London International Shipping Week
05.09.2017

The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, and URM UK loaded their first train of bulk glass cullet processed from a new recycling facility at the port. 1200 tonnes of raw glass cullet left Tilbury en route for Cheshire this month by train, the first shipment under a long term supply agreement.

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Glass cullet rides the rails from the Port of Tilbury
05.02.2017

Trade in the Port of London in 2016 reached the highest this decade, rising 10% to top 50 million tonnes for the first time since 2008.

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Port of London trade jumps more than 10% to 50 million tonnes
20.11.2016

A strategically important protected wharf in East London is set to return to operation after its acquisition by the Port of London Authority.

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East London wharf set for return to cargo handling
13.09.2016

The Port of London is set to become the first UK port to recognise ship owners committed to progressively improving their environmental performance, as part of a wider approach to reduce the port’s environmental impact.

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Thames ship discount for environmental high performers
25.08.2016

A streamlined approach to regulating development in the River Thames has been agreed by the MMO and Port of London Authority

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Thames concordat: a way forward for River Thames regulation
17.08.2016

London Container Terminal in Tilbury, along with the Port of London Authority (PLA), welcomed the inaugural call of MSC’s neo-panama vessel to the Thames this week following her transit of the newly enlarged Panama Canal.

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London container terminal welcomes the first neo-panamax vessel into Tilbury
15.08.2016

Port of Tilbury and S Walsh’s new construction alliance - London Construction Link – have started to carry out the water-bourne delivery of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project offices to Central London.

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Thames Tideway Tunnel project offices barged along river by LCL
11.08.2016

Thames Oilport announces that it is to expand the amount of tankage to be used for diesel storage, bringing into use a further 56,000 cbm of tankage from Q1 2017.

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Thames Oilport announces additional diesel tankage
15.07.2016

The London Tilbury Seafarers Centre, which now offers a new 24-hour lounge for seafarers after a major refurbishment programme, was officially reopened today (15th July 2016) by Port of London Authority Chairman Christopher Rodrigues.

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London Tilbury Seafarers Centre re-opens offering 24-hour access

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