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12.04.2010

Port of London Handbook published

London Port Handbook 2010New guide to port facilities on Thames

A new publication highlights the diversity of port facilities, terminals and wharves on the Thames.

The ‘Port of London Handbook 2010’ contains useful information for people involved in moving goods in or out of the UK and others in transport, shipping, logistics and related fields. The full-colour A4 book runs to 144 pages. It includes:

  • details of the different terminals in the Port of London
  • maps showing the location of terminals
  • information on facilities and services
  • details of shipping companies using London
  • details of key contacts, suppliers and agents

Richard Everitt, chief executive of the Port of London Authority said:

"The Thames provides easy access to the biggest market in the UK. With over 70 terminals, the Port of London can handle every type of cargo. This handbook is an easy to use first step to help people looking to use the Thames."

Copies of 'Port of London Handbook 2010' are available from Martin Garside, Port of London Authority. Tel: 01474 562366.

Note to Editors:

  • London is the second largest port in the UK, currently handling about 45 million tonnes of cargo each year.
  • The Port of London comprises over 70 independently owned and operated terminals and port facilities, which handle a wide range of cargoes.
  • The Port of London Authority is the port authority for 150km (95 miles) of the tidal Thames from the sea to Teddington. It provides navigational, pilot and other services for ships using the Port of London.

Photos of shipping and cargo activity in the Port of London are available on request.