£1.3m awarded to a consortium led by Port of London Authority to enable Smart Maritime Land Operations for the Maritime Sector

A consortium of 8 organisations (1 Port, 2 SMEs, 3 Higher Education Institute, and 2 Research Technology Organisation) along with other supporting organisations, led by Port of London Authority have been awarded £1.3m as part of the Smart Maritime Land Operations Call, a Maritime Research and Innovation UK MarRI-UK initiative supported by the Department for Transport (DfT), United Kingdom (DfT). The grant will help develop a national #hydrogen highway network, integrating land, sea and port.

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Waste-carrying Thames tug boats switch to biofuel as Cory plots course to net zero

Waste management company’s boats on the Thames to run on greener fuel that it claims can reduce CO2 emissions by 90 per cent

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First new shipyard for more than a century planned for London

As part of the revival of water transportation, plans are underway to launch the first new shipyard in possibly a century or more on the River Thames in London. The Port of London Authority (PLA) is seeking written expressions of interest from shipyard operators with proven maritime repair, maintenance, and build capability to develop and operate a new facility on approximately 3.3 acres located at Albert Island Royal Docks London

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First NHS trust pilots riverboat delivery service

Guy’s and St Thomas’​ NHS Foundation Trust has become the first in the country to pilot a daily riverboat delivery service as part of plans to reduce its carbon footprint.

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MACE APPOINTED TO IDENTIFY WIDER BENEFITS OF LOWER THAMES CROSSING

Thames Estuary have announced that, in partnership with Highways England, they have appointed international consultancy and construction company, Mace, to look at how local stakeholders and businesses can take full advantage of the opportunities brought by proposed Lower Thames Crossing.

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Port of Tilbury flood defence gates project

WORK is progressing on this project of national importance to install new dual function lock gates on the Thames Estuary in Tilbury.

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Setting out the zero-carbon future for the UK’s biggest port and busiest inland waterway

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has awarded a contract to model the future of energy demand and supply on the tidal Thames as it looks to shape the zero carbon port for the future.

Royal HaskoningDHV, working with the UCL University Maritime Advisory Services will undertake the energy demand study for the PLA, building on the Emission Reduction Roadmap for Inland Vessels on the tidal Thames, released in 2020. The roadmap sets out options available for reducing air and carbon emissions, including biofuel and emissions abatement, battery-electric, and fuel cell-electric; it concluded a mix of energy provisions will be needed to suit the different operational needs on the tidal river.

The aim of the energy demand modelling is to assess the energy solutions and infrastructure needed to support decarbonisation in order to create certainty for adoption of low carbon technologies, for operators on the Thames, including the PLA’s own vessels. It will help the PLA and the wider Thames community in making their investment decisions.

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Using Green Technology to Create an Eco-friendly Lido on the Thames

THAMES BATHS (BY STUDIO OCTOPI) Potted history of lidos on the Thames. Modern day plans for a sustainable lido.

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