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Port of London

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Type: Commercial port
Construction: Roman
Draught: 14.5 m in Stanford-le-Hope
Tonnage: 350,000 tonnes
Length: 150 km
Traffic: 48.7 Mt (2011) and 1.93 million TEUs (2011), 12,500 ships
Activities: hydrocarbons, chemicals, tea, tobacco, oilseeds, raw materials, rare metals
Area: 1600 ha of docks
Places: 84th world port and 2nd in the UK (2011)
Equipment: 70 terminals
Coordinates: 51 ° 30 ‘North 0 ° 03’ East

The Port of London (Pool of London) extends over 150 km along the banks of the Thames, between the North Sea and Tower Bridge in London, 60 km from the river’s estuary. It consists of a river port located in Greater London and welcoming pleasure craft or low tonnage and a deepwater port, downstream, near the mouth of the river, and can accommodate ships of 350,000 tonnes and 14.5 meters draft.

The Port of London is made up of part of the Thames under the influence of the tide, called Tideway, between Margate on the South Coast and Clacton-on-Sea in the north to Teddington.

All port facilities is the responsibility of the Port of London Authority founded in 1908; headquartered in London River House, Gravesend, Kent. Port of London Authority became the owner of the river and its foreshore Teddington to the Stone Crow between Southend-on-Sea and the Isle of Grain.

Currently, the port handles fifty million tonnes of cargo ships and hosts 12,500, representing about 10% of ships accommodated in the UK and generates 30,635 direct jobs and approximately 5,000 indirect £ 3.5 billion in economy of the UK.

Most unused London Docklands land is being redeveloped to build housing and a second financial heart. Twenty-nine docks were left to port activities.

Translated from Wikipedia

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