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Robin Mortimer Robin Mortimer joined the PLA as chief executive officer on 31 March 2014. Robin worked in the UK civil service from 1994, having gained a degree in Modern History from Queen’s College, Oxford University and MSc in Development Studies from SOAS, London University. In the early part of his

The byelaw, No. 49 covers the discharge of sewage into the Thames and requires that vessels licensed under section 124 of the Port of London Act (freight carrying vessels) and houseboats must ensure that no sewage is discharged into the Thames.

On Saturday 12 July, the 12-strong Clipper Race fleet will finish its 40,000 mile global ocean odyssey to a heroes’ welcome and emotional homecoming Parade of Sail up the Thames. The event’s final leg is from Den Helder in the Netherlands.

Greenwich is set to host the Tall Ships Regatta from 5 to 9 September. This will be largest Tall Ships event on the Thames in 25 years – the Tall Ships last visited the capital in numbers at the end of a Tall Ships race from Hamburg to London in 1989.


Frequently asked questions about the Port of London Authority

Failing to keep a proper lookout is one of the most dangerous things any navigator can do. That’s why we developed a poster campaign with the Thames Regional Rowing Council (TRRC) to highlight the need for vigilance, whatever man powered craft you’re in.

Details of some of the PLA's current and recent projects

The PLA’s dedicated Marine Services team provides essential support to commercial and leisure users of the river.