New chief harbour master to join Port of London Authority
The Port of London Authority (
David Snelson will join the
David is a Fellow and Council member of the Nautical Institute and a member of the Royal Yachting Association.
David Snelson will take over from Bruce Richardson, who retires at the end of December after 12 years as
PLA chairman, Simon Sherrard, said: "I am delighted that David Snelson will be joining us as our chief harbour master. He will bring to the
· Contact: Martin Garside,
· A photo of David Snelson is available on request.
Notes to Editors:
PLAis the port and navigation authority for 150km (95 miles) of the tidal Thamesfrom the sea to Teddington. It provides navigational, pilotage and other services for users of the Thames. is one of the top three ports in the London and handles over 50 million tonnes of cargo each year. The Port comprises over 70 independently owned and operated terminals and port facilities, which handle a wide range of cargoes. UK also has a busy passenger boat trade for tourists and commuters and is a popular destination for passenger cruise ships. The tidal London Thamesis also used widely by those with small recreational craft of many types.