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The Hydrography team produces a wide range of charts and other survey products. Chart Catalogue - for the PLA Chart Catalogue click here. PLA Charts and Corrections - for the latest PLA Main Surveys and Chart Correction information click here. Miniplots - for details of miniplots available click a href

The River Thames was a ship-spotter's paradise early this week as more than 20 vessels including cruise ships, sailing ships and super yachts which came specially to London in the two weeks running up to the Games left over a two-day period. This was in addition to the normal 40+ commercial vessels that move in and out of the Port of London every day. Here's a selection of images that tell the story of a very busy start to our week. div style="padd

The PLA is sponsoring a new 'River Prize' category in this year's Thames Festival Photography Competition. The Thames has been at the centre of key international events this year including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant and the Olympic Torch relay. And it has continued to play its normal role, as home

Designated sites The following links provide information about the designated sites that are located within the area considered by the PLA's Baseline Document. The map of the River Thames below shows the Natura 2000 areas along with the relevant SSSIs that were included within the PLA's Baseline Document. Click on areas of the map below to access information on each of these designations. AREA shape=POLY alt="Benfleet and Southend Marshes SPA and Rams

Pinnacle House (Click here to view location) 23 - 26, St Dunstan's Hill, London EC3R 8HN Tel: + 44 (0)20 7743 7912 Thames Barrier Navigation Centre (TBNC) - 24 hours (Click here to view location) Unit 28, 34 Bowater Road, London SE18 5TF Tel: +44 (0)20 8855 0315

Personnel Department Our Aim Our aim is to provide a proactive and professional service to assist managers to meet their business objectives and to add value to the overall management of the Authority’s undertaking. We work in a consultative way to determine the best options for managers which also meet the requirements of legislation and which reflect the principles of PLA Personnel and Health & Safety Policies and best business practice. Our Staff


The 2013 Port of London Handbook has just been published. Featuring the latest information about the services and terminals in the UK’s second biggest port, the Handbook includes articles about investment at terminals along the river and the PLA services that support river operations. Click a target="_blank" href="/assets/PLA_Handbook_2013_Full.pdf

Introduction The Port of London Authority (PLA), as a Statutory Harbour Authority, has a primary responsibility to facilitate the safety of navigation and associated marine operations on the tidal Thames. The Port Marine Safety Code (PMSC) requires the PLA to maintain a dedicated Marine Safety Management System (SMS), for marine operations, within the port. The Marine SMS must be based on a formal risk assessment of these operations. Formal Risk Assessment

(as amended) The following is an updated version of the original Port of London Act 1968 as at January 2014. Although every effort has been made to ensure the amendments reflect the current position, the original sources must be consulted where complete accuracy of the wording is required. This version will be updated from time to time. Any inaccuracies found should be reported to the Port of London Authority.