Port of London Authority Chief Executive

Robin Mortimer


We have a clear target for the future: for the Port of London to handle more trade than at any point in its history. The target for port trade growth is part of the Thames Vision, a shared operators’ view of how the river will develop over the next twenty years.

Last year we made a good step towards this when the tonnage of goods handled on the Thames exceeded 50 million tonnes for the first time in eight years. That we’re already seeing the growth indicates that the river’s fundamentals are strong.

The Thames is the right place to serve the UK’s biggest consumer market in London and the south east. It’s this locational advantage that is driving companies to invest, providing the facilities that sustain future growth.

At the PLA we’re doing our bit to make sure people find the Thames the best place to do business. With a strategy centred on three core themes – Protect, Improve and Promote – we’re transforming the way we work. From a red tape challenge, to investing our resources to support growth – this includes buying Peruvian Wharf which later this year will open for business for the first time in more than two decades.

This Handbook sets out all the Thames has to offer, the background to the Thames Vision and the work we’re doing to make this the safest and most efficient UK port. We hope you enjoy the Handbook and do please get in touch if you want to find out more.

Robin Mortimer Chief Executive PLA


Port of London Authority Videos

This is the PLA, The Green Motorway, Peruvian Wharf and Thames Vision launch