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London's New Hybrid Pilot Boat

The Port of London Authority (PLA) ordered the UK’s first plug-in diesel hybrid pilot boat from Norfolk boat builder, Goodchild Marine, in 2019, delivering on a commitment to encourage the installation of green technology. The new pilot cutter is expected to deliver dramatic improvements in the PLA’s overall environmental performance.

Countering Invasive Species in Fowey

Invasive plants and animals from all over the world have been introduced, often accidentally, to British waters. Once established they become extremely difficult and expensive to eradicate, which is why it is so important to prevent their spread in the first place. In Fowey Harbour, they have been working with the team at RAPID LIFE, a three-year project (2017-2020) who are piloting innovative approaches to invasive non-native species management in freshwater aquatic, riparian and coastal environments across England.

Green Investment in Brixham

Brixham Trawler Agents (BTA) operate the fish market at Brixham Harbour, which is owned and operated by Tor Bay Harbour Authority. BTA have invested in solar panels to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, and the purchase of four new LPG operated forklift trucks.