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About us

We look after the tidal Thames

Who we are

As a trust port, the Port of London Authority has no shareholders and operates for the benefit of customers and stakeholders now and in the future.

Our operations cover 95 miles of the River Thames, from Teddington to the North Sea. 

We work to keep commercial and leisure users safe, protect and enhance the environment, and promote the use of the river for trade and travel.

Careers at the Port of London Authority

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Thames Vision 2050

We will create the UK’s leading port, central to the nation’s economy, with Net Zero emissions.

A clean river, free of pollution and rubbish, supporting more sport, passengers and freight. A resilient Estuary, adapting to climate change and richer in wildlife. A more diverse Thames, providing jobs, learning and enjoyment to the whole community, and always, everyone, staying safe.

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How we work

The Port of London Authority operates within a legal framework that mandates the safety of navigation and all river users and protection of the ecology of the tidal Thames.

We work in partnership with industry, environmental groups and government to achieve our joint vision for the river and the wider Thames Estuary region. 


Our policies & standards

Anti bribery

We apply the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity in our business activities.

Charitable donations

We support a range of charities related to the river, marine skills and preserving the Port’s archive.


We engage actively with stakeholders along the Thames, including river users, local authorities, interest groups, government and many other bodies.

Drugs and alcohol

We have developed this policy as part of a positive approach to tackling alcohol and substance abuse related issues at work.

Health, safety and wellbeing

We are committed to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees and aspire to influence the wider river community and those who work with us.

Modern slavery

We are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

Privacy policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. Here's how we handle your information.


We aim to perform all our duties in a timely, positive and cost-effective manner, balancing the needs and expectations of interested parties.


We will act reasonably to comply with all sanctions applicable to our business activities and that we appropriately manage associated risks.

Supplier code of conduct

Consistent with our commitment to conduct business fairly and honestly, we seek out business partners who share in our culture, values and business practices.


Annual Report Summary 2023

Our annual report summary for 2023. 

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