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About the Port of London

A container vessel about to berth at TilburyThe Port of London is the largest in the South East of England and the third largest port in the UK.  It handles over 53 million tonnes of cargo - carried in 12,500 commercial vessels that visit the Port each year.  The Port itself is made up of over 70 operational wharves and encompasses the entire tidal Thames from Margate/Clacton-on-Sea to Teddington, some 95 miles.


The range of cargoes handled in the Port of London

Economic impact

The Port of London's contribution to the UK economy


Facilities available within the Port, including
terminal  contacts and specialisation.


Inland transport connections and information


Links to other related organisations

Safeguarded Wharves

Protecting the long-term viability of the Port of London


From before the Romans to the present day

The future

Planned future developments in the Port of London