Categories: London, News, Port of London AuthorityPublished On: 13.02.2023207 words1.1 min read

Port of London Authority to build new control centre in Gravesend

Port bosses are making a record-breaking investment to ensure it is ready for the future.

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is to spend £10 million to build a new, state-of-the-art control centre in Gravesend as it predicts a significant increase in river traffic.

Director of marine operations Steven Clapperton said: “This is a really exciting time for the Port of London Authority.

“This is one of the biggest projects that we have undertaken in the last 10 or 15 years. It is a big commitment and it is about securing the future of the Thames as a net zero trading hub.

“We are really pleased to be here in Gravesend and we are committed to being part of the Gravesend community. Hopefully this investment demonstrates that.

“It is a statement of intent. It is saying we plan to be here for a long time.”

The River Thames is a complex waterway which caters for cargo ships, light freight and passenger journeys.

The PLA’s job is to ensure the vessels are able to navigate it and to manage the traffic which comes through . . . . .

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