Port of London Authority






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> PLA chief executive
   echoes Lord Mayor’s
   calls to reimagine

> Radar cabin lift

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   do us proud

> Safety campaign targets
   vulnerable river users

> London Titan arrives
   on the Thames

> Fish survey shows
   Thames is a river
   of life

> Port recycling helps
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> Aiding River Thames
   safety via the seaside

> Tilbury bosses launch
   long-term partnership
   with wheat traders

> New work barge
   on the Thames


Stakeholder collaboration will reinvigorate the untapped potential
of the River Thames, London’s Lord Mayor has insisted.

The future of the capital’s waterway was discussed by Alan Yarrow
at “A Better River: A Better City”,
a conference that included organisations with a significant interest in what happens on the Thames. Ways of increasing freight use on the Thames were discussed,
as was transport, recreation and protecting wildlife of the river.
Our chief executive, Robin Mortimer, echoed Mr Yarrow’s words, adding that the Port of London Authority’s Thames Vision Project could also
help realise the river's potential.

Speaking at the Fishmongers’
Hall event some weeks ago, Lord Mayor Alan Yarrow said: “Given its significance, the Thames seems strangely under-appreciated.
“People talk about the City, Westminster and Canary Wharf,
but they often ignore the artery
that joins them together.” He added: “Reimagining the Thames will take
a great deal of communication and
co-operation between decision-makers, conservation organisations, developers and of course the
general public.”

After the conference, Robin Mortimer said it had been a great chance to hear from an informed range of speakers whose organisations have a vital role to play in the river's future success.
He added: “The event was a useful platform for Thames stakeholders and I look forward to more like it. With that in mind, our Thames Vision Project is well underway and I’m sure it’ll help us guide the development of the tidal Thames over the next 20 years.”

Other speakers at the conference included the chair of waterway charity Thames21, Debbie Leach, Totally Thames Festival director Adrian Evans and Andy Mitchell, CEO of Thames Tideway Tunnel.







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