The Thames

“The tallest cranes in the world meet a container ship the size of four football pitches “… Business As Usual In Essex

london gateway

The Guardian has a big article this week on DP World London Gateway: “the latest international trophy of the oil-rich emirate of Dubai, and one of the biggest privately funded infrastructure projects the UK has ever seen. It is a gargantuan undertaking (on the scale of Crossrail, Terminal 5 or HS2) that’s projected to have a bigger economic impact than…
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If You Like Yachts, You Might Like To Take A Look.


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 Katherine’s Dock from approximately 1400 until 1530. At 1530 4 of these will pass under Tower…
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Be Warned – Dartford Crossing Closed Overnight This Weekend, One Direction At A Time

From the Echo today: THE DARTFORD Crossing will be closed overnight this weekend. On Saturday night the northbound tunnels will be closed and on Sunday night the QEII bridge will be fully closed, with signed diversions in place via the Blackwall Tunnel. Dart Charge project director Nigel Gray said: “This weekend will see the start of massive changes at the…
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Lots of Seals !

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 and harbour seals along the Thames, whilst others took to…
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Giant Cranes On Their Way To Essex

The Port of London Website reports: World’s Largest Quay Cranes Set Sail for London Gateway Towering at a height of 138 metres, taller than the London Eye, London Gateway’s colossal quay cranes are on their way to the UK’s new deep-water container port. The first three of the port’s giant quay cranes, manufactured by Shanghai’s Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC),…
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