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Who we are

About the PLA

Our operations cover 95 miles of the River Thames. We work to keep commercial and leisure users safe, protect and enhance the environment and promote the use of the river for trade and travel This section includes information on all aspects of our operations, from how they are financed to boats we operate and the services we provide.
Our fleet works on the Thames every day of the year
A River Works Licence is required for any work in, under, or over the tidal Thames
The PLA is governed by a Board and run by an Executive Committee
The Port of London Act and other key information about our statutory duties and responsibilities
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The PLA supports a range of charities