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New Lower Thames Crossing Announced

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 admin 0

From the BBC website: The £6bn project will link the M25, near North Ockendon, Essex, with the A2 near Shorne, Kent, passing through greenbelt land. The transport secretary said it would create more than 6,000 jobs and boost the economy by more than £8bn. Adam Holloway, Gravesham’s Conservative MP, said […]

The Yachts Set Sail….

Monday, August 31, 2015 admin 1

We wrote recently about the Cllipper Round The World Yacht Race that started this weekend: The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race begins in St Katherine’s Dock London on August 30th and then begins in earnest from Southend Pier on August 31st. As the Port of London Authority explains: 30th […]

If You Like Yachts, You Might Like To Take A Look.

Monday, August 10, 2015 admin 4

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race begins in St Katherine’s Dock London on August 30th and then begins in earnest from Southend Pier on August 31st. As the Port of London Authority explains: 30th August 2015 12 yachts will lock out of St Katherines Dock from approximately 1400 until […]

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The Largest Ship Ever On The Thames

Thursday, February 26, 2015 admin 0

From the Port of London website today: London, UK, 26th February 2015:- The Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as it called at DP World London Gateway, the UKs newest deep-sea port hub today. The 399 metre long, 60 metre wide, 195,000 ton […]

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What’s Out At Sea?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 admin 0

If you are down by the Thames , and are curious about a cargo ship going past, you can find out about it by going to http://www.marinetraffic.com/ Type in “Thames Estuary” and you will get a map of the Thames with little markers showing the ships. You can click on […]

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New Views Of The Thames

Monday, November 4, 2013 admin 0

The Port of London Authority has linked up with Google: – in fact they have linked up with Google Street View: The Thames is the first river in the UK and Europe to be mapped by Googles Street View technology, which provides 360-degree panoramic imagery to users across the world […]

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And Spare A Thought For Those At Sea

Sunday, October 27, 2013 admin 3

  There are gale warnings around nearly all of the British coast – with” perhaps hurricane force 12″ in the Thames shipping area. (bear in mind this is the area of sea near the Thames . not the river itself)     Spare a thought for the seafarers on those […]

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Lots of Seals !

Thursday, August 22, 2013 admin 0

From the Port of London Authority Website: An astounding 708 seals have been spotted in the Thames Estuary in the first ever count by air, land and sea, carried out by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Conservationists and volunteers jumped into boats to help tally the number of grey […]

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A Chinese View Of the Thames

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 admin 1

If you are still interested in the giant container cranes that have just arrived near Stanford-le-Hope in Essex , click on the link below for a news report from the People’s Daily Online. It would be nice to think that this port will make Essex famous worldwide – but the […]

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The Giant Cranes Arrive

Friday, March 1, 2013 admin 0

The giant cranes that we we mentioned in January arrived today in the Thames! You see a BBC news report here and their jobs list here. If you are thinking of a career there, have a look at their website here.