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Rules, regulations and guidance for navigation in the Port of London Thames Byelaws 2012 These Byelaws relate to the management and regulation of marine operations

DP World's London Gateway Port is a £1.5 billion terminal capable of handling the largest deep-sea container ships. Formerly home to a Shell oil refinery, the development is located close to the UK’s largest consumer markets in London and the South East. DPWorld’s development of the landside facilities

As a self funding public trust, our aim is to cover the cost of our operations from the fees we levy and make a small surplus to ensure the long-term viability of the operation. Our main sources of income are: conservancy charges (fees charged on ships and their cargoes entering and leaving the port

PLA operates a series of specialised services - boat lift; diving; salvage and hydrography - in order to fulfill its duties on the River. These facilities can periodically be available for hire by third parties, provided they are not being used by the PLA. For information, please click on the link below - Denton Wharf - b

Our vision for the tidal Thames is: A vibrant, safe and sustainable river Our mission is to be: A leading harbour and pilotage authority – safe, sustainable and accountable Our strategy is to: Ensure the safe and sustainable use of the River and the Port, supporting growth in freight and passenger traffic and enjoyment of the Thames for leisure, tourism, sport and amenity

The Lower District team is one of six marine departments under the direction of the PLA Chief Harbour Master.  They provide a number of specialist functions and support, which underpin the PLA’s core statutory responsibility

On Sunday, 3 June 2012, 1,000 vessels formed a flotilla travelling down the Thames to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. To mark the first anniversary of the pageant, the PLA is putting on wide release its film, The PLA’s Pageant, which tells the behind the scenes story of the preparations and the day itself. Can't view flash? Watch the film on our YouTube Channel a href="/track.cfm?link=http%3A%2F%2Fyoutu%2Ebe%2FoTztR6HB4Vk" target="_blank

The Port of London handles over 50 million tonnes of a wide range of cargoes every year.

The Port of London is an important contributor to the economy of the capital and the surrounding regions, adding £3.7 billion each year.

Pilot Cutters are used to take Pilots between the three Pilot Stations (at Gravesend, Harwich and Ramsgate) and ships entering or leaving the Port. A dedicated Pilot Cutter called 'Patrol' is used at Gravesend, but the six cutters used