The Port of London Authority Handbook 2014 is the authoritative reference that provides a commercial overview of the tidal Thames and the capabilities that the PLA provides to keep trade flowing.
New film: This is the PLA
The PLA oversees navigational safety on 95 miles of the tidal Thames, from Teddington Lock to the North Sea. The river is home to the second biggest port in the UK, the busiest inland waterway for freight, passengers and a centre for sporting events.
In commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the 1514 Act of Parliament for regulating watermen, wherrymen and bargemen, the Port of London Authority intends to rename Bugsby’s Reach as ‘Waterman’s Reach’.
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Ebb Tide Flag Warning
Average Fluvial Flows