Hot air balloons fill the sky for Lord Mayor’s regatta

Rob PowellEvents, News

ALMOST fifty hot air balloons took to the sky early yesterday morning for the 2019 Lord Mayor of London’s Hot Air Balloon Regatta. The colourful flotilla of balloons appeared crossed the Thames several times in the hour long spectacle that started shortly after sunrise. Forty six balloons in a variety of colours and shapes took off from Battersea Park in …

Port of London Authority to monitor cruise emissions at Greenwich

Staff WriterCruise Ships

THE PORT of London Authority has installed pollution monitors either side of the Thames at Greenwich ahead of this year’s cruise season. Eight monitoring stations have been put up near to Greenwich Ship Tier to measure emissions from the ships while they are moored on the river. The equipment, which cost the PLA £80,000, was put in place before cruise …

Longest cruise ship ever on the Thames arrives at Tilbury

Staff WriterCruise Ships

THE LONGEST cruise ship to visit the Port of London made its maiden arrival on Thursday morning. Norwegian Pearl sailed up the river to moor at London International Cruise Terminal, Tilbury, at about 8am. At 294 metres in length, she is the longest cruise ship to use the facility – beating the previous record holder – Mein Schiff 3 – …