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How we are funded

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 for the maintenance of the channel and facilitating safe navigational access); 
  • pilotage dues (charged for providing a pilot who guides the ship into port);
  • river works licensing and rents for facilities in, under or over the river

Our main costs are:

Click here to view the latest PLA Annual Report and Accounts