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Port Trade

Port Trade

Each year the Port of London handles over 40 million tonnes of cargo, from fuel to food, cars to containers, at more than 70 dedicated, specialised terminal and wharf operations all along the River Thames. This section gives you easy access to all of the key facts and figures plus detailed information about the services available in the Port.
The River Thames is the busiest inland waterway in the United Kingdom

Because London offers the most diverse, successful, well-connected, well-equipped and service-oriented cluster of port facilities.

A huge variety of products are shipped into the Port of London from destinations all over the world, and without them, life for millions of people would be very different indeed
The Port of London is an important contributor to the economy of the capital and the surrounding regions, adding £3.7 billion each year.
The Port of London Authority Handbook 2014 is the authoritative reference that provides a commercial overview of the tidal Thames and the capabilities that the PLA provides to keep trade flowing.
Learn about the PLA’s work to support the UK’s second biggest port.