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Port of London delivering the goods; supporting recovery

The Thames is home to the UK’s biggest port and we are supporting recovery. In the first half of 2020, the Port of London handled more than 22 million tonnes of cargo and welcomed over 4,000 ship calls. We’ve been keeping supply chains moving in food, manufacturing, construction and much more. As the UK’s busiest river comes back to life with freight and passengers, we’re planning for a sustainable future. With thanks for use of footage and photos to: Port of Tilbury, DP World London Gateway, Estuary Services Limited, Keltbray, Magnus Group Limited, Tate & Lyle and Active360. Music Skyrocket by Day 7: https://soundcloud.com/day7official/s... Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-ND 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music provided by Free Vibes: https://goo.gl/NkGhTg

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Enjoying the tidal Thames safely this summer

Darren Knight, Port of London Authority harbour master for recreation, and Sid Blake of the RNLI offer advice on how to safely enjoy the River Thames this summer, come rain or shine. #SaferThames #WaterSafety Find out more about the PLA's water safety activities: https://hubs.ly/H0sqKtJ0

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HMM Algeciras call to London Gateway Port

The world’s biggest container ship, HMM Algeciras, arrived at DP World London Gateway port in Essex on the morning of 14 June 2020 – her maiden UK call. At 400 metres, HMM Algeciras is longer than The Shard is tall and 61 metres wide. Her arrival on the Thames concluded a long journey from China, via South Korea, The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Adventures by A Himitsu https://soundcloud.com/a-himitsu Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported— CC BY 3.0 Free Download / Stream: http://bit.ly/2Pj0MtT Music released by Argofox https://youtu.be/8BXNwnxaVQE Music promoted by Audio Library https://youtu.be/MkNeIUgNPQ8 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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Quick trip, quiet river

Short film of patrol in the upper reaches of the tidal Thames, showing our quiet river. May 2020.

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Thanking seafarers

The Port of London is playing a critical role, responding to the coronavirus pandemic and keeping essential supplies moving to supermarkets, hospitals, construction sites, manufacturers and many more. Since lockdown, there have been more than 3,000 ship movements on the Thames as part of this collective effort. Seafarers are at the heart of these maritime operations. We are proud to have partnered with Queen Victoria Seamen’s Rest (QVSR) to support seafarers when they visit the Thames. This short film shows some of the seafarers calling on the Thames and the QVSR team reaching them with essential products and a few treats too. Seafarers, thank you. _________________________________________________ Music: Brian Rian Rehan https://soundcloud.com/brian-rian-rehan http://www.youtube.com/brianrianrehan https://www.instagram.com/brian_rr_23 Music provided by RFM: https://youtu.be/IQ-rJmxmQHI

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Port of London Authority Easter message

A look at port operations on the Thames, where there have been more than 1,000 ship movements since the coronavirus lockdown came into effect. Thanks for Krispen Atkinson, the crews at Boluda Towage, the Port of Tilbury and PLA employees who helped us with footage to produce this film. The message is simple: The Port of London is working so you can stay at home. #stayhome #staysafe #protectournhs

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Pilot cutter transfer journey in force six winds

Estuary Services crew Andrew Howland (coxswain) and Wayne Goldfinch (deckhand) transferring PLA pilot, Stephen Ford on an approx. eight-mile trip from Ramsgate to board the tanker Songa Breeze at the NE Goodwin pilot boarding ‘diamond’. Departing at 0955 on 20 April 2020, they steered an easterly course to reach the ship by 1030. Weather: wind North Easterly F6, sea state moderate to rough, visibility 10 nautical miles. Footage: ESL Edit: Theo Albanis, Port of London Authority Music: "Keys of Moon - The Epic Hero" is under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/... Music promoted by BreakingCopyright: https://youtu.be/ETbsXdqgcTM

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Lockdown Thames April 2020

Throughout April 2020 the Port of London remained operational, with over 1,300 commercial shipping movements, keeping essential supplies on the move for families across London and the South East. This essential link in supply chains was sustained by the 400 people working in the PLA, working in partnership with shipping lines and terminals along the river. Produced with thanks to the PLA team and others who provided us with footage, including ESL, Andrew Christy, Krispen Atkinson and Dai Taylor. Score by Ross Bugden: https://youtu.be/BnmglWHoVrk This track is licensed under a ‘Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License’. You can find the link to that license here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...

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Official opening of Peruvian Wharf

See the culmination of a 20-year PLA campaign to reopen Peruvian Wharf in Newham for freight handling, as Jules Pipe CBE, the deputy mayor for planning and regeneration and local MP Stephen Timms visit the site. The reactivation of the site is set to see building materials moved by river direct to East London, taking lorries off the capital’s congested roads, reducing congestion and improving air quality. The Brett Group and the site’s other new tenants are expected to handle more than 400,000 tonnes of cargo a year, annually keeping more than 20,000 lorries off London’s roads.