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Port Trade

Port Trade

Each year the Port of London handles over 50 million tonnes of cargo, from fuel to food, cars to containers, at more than 70 dedicated, specialised terminal and wharf operations all along the River Thames.

This section gives you easy access to all of the key facts and figures plus detailed information about the services available in the Port.
The River Thames is the busiest inland waterway in the United Kingdom
Because London offers the most diverse, successful, well-connected, well-equipped and service-oriented cluster of port facilities.
Spring 2020
The Port of London is an important contributor to the economy of the capital and the surrounding regions, adding £4.5 billion a year and supporting 48,000 jobs.

A huge variety of products are shipped into the Port of London from destinations all over the world, and without them, life for millions of people would be very different indeed
Our latest Port of London Handbook has been released.

The 2020 edition is the indispensable guide to shipping, logistics, freight and transport on the Thames.
Learn about the PLA’s work to support the UK’s second biggest port.