Port of London

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The Port of London is that part of the River Thames in England lying between Teddington Lock and the defined boundary (since 1968, a line drawn from Foulness Point in Essex via Gunfleet Old Lighthouse to Warden Point in Kent) with the North Sea and including any associated docks.wikipedia
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Port of London Authority

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Usage is largely governed by the Port of London Authority ("PLA"), a public trust established in 1908; while mainly responsible for coordination and enforcement of activities it also has some minor operations of its own.
The Port of London Authority (PLA) is a self-funding public trust established on 31 March 1909 in accordance with the Port of London Act 1908 to govern the Port of London.

River Thames

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The Port of London is that part of the River Thames in England lying between Teddington Lock and the defined boundary (since 1968, a line drawn from Foulness Point in Essex via Gunfleet Old Lighthouse to Warden Point in Kent) with the North Sea and including any associated docks.
A major maritime route is formed for much of its length for shipping and supplies: through the Port of London for international trade, internally along its length and by its connection to the British canal system.

Pool of London

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Until the beginning of the 19th century, shipping was handled entirely within the Pool of London on the stretch of the River Thames along Billingsgate on the south side of the City of London.
Part of the Tideway of the Thames, the Pool was navigable by tall-masted vessels bringing coastal and later overseas goods—the wharves there were the original part of the Port of London.

London Docklands

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London's Docklands had their origins in the lack of capacity in the Pool of London which particularly affected the West India trade.
The docks were formerly part of the Port of London, at one time the world's largest port.

London Docks

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These included West India Docks (1802), East India Docks (1803, originating from the Brunswick Dock of 1790), London Docks (1805), Surrey Commercial Docks (1807, originating from the Howland Great Wet Dock of 1696), St Katharine Docks (1828), Royal Victoria Dock (1855), Millwall Dock (1868), Royal Albert Dock (1880), and Tilbury docks (1886).
The London Docks were one of several sets of docks in the historic Port of London.

City of London

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Until the beginning of the 19th century, shipping was handled entirely within the Pool of London on the stretch of the River Thames along Billingsgate on the south side of the City of London.
To the East the Port of London grew rapidly during the century, with the construction of many docks, needed as the Thames at the City could not cope with the volume of trade.

Blackwall, London

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Blackwall is a locale in East London, located in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and also forms part of the Port of London and the conservation area of Coldharbour.

Silvertown

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Other industries have included iron working, casting of brass and bronze, timber, grain, cement and paper milling, armament manufacture, etc. London dominated the world industry for decades with works at Greenwich, Silvertown, North Woolwich, Woolwich and Erith. These are mainly concentrated at Purfleet (with the world's largest margarine works), Thurrock, Tilbury (the Port's current main container facility), London Gateway, Coryton and Canvey Island in Essex, Dartford and Northfleet in Kent, and Greenwich, Silvertown, Barking, Dagenham and Erith in Greater London.
Silvertown is a district and forms part of the Port of London in the London Borough of Newham, in east London, England.

St Katharine Docks

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These included West India Docks (1802), East India Docks (1803, originating from the Brunswick Dock of 1790), London Docks (1805), Surrey Commercial Docks (1807, originating from the Howland Great Wet Dock of 1696), St Katharine Docks (1828), Royal Victoria Dock (1855), Millwall Dock (1868), Royal Albert Dock (1880), and Tilbury docks (1886).
From 1828 to 1968 it was one of the commercial docks that made up the Port of London.

London dock strike, 1889

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These conditions eventually spurred Ben Tillett to lead the London Dock strike of 1889.
The London Dock strike was an industrial dispute involving dock workers in the Port of London.

Tilbury

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These are mainly concentrated at Purfleet (with the world's largest margarine works), Thurrock, Tilbury (the Port's current main container facility), London Gateway, Coryton and Canvey Island in Essex, Dartford and Northfleet in Kent, and Greenwich, Silvertown, Barking, Dagenham and Erith in Greater London.
Tilbury is part of the Port of London with a major deep-water port which contributes to the local economy.

Port of Tilbury

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These included West India Docks (1802), East India Docks (1803, originating from the Brunswick Dock of 1790), London Docks (1805), Surrey Commercial Docks (1807, originating from the Howland Great Wet Dock of 1696), St Katharine Docks (1828), Royal Victoria Dock (1855), Millwall Dock (1868), Royal Albert Dock (1880), and Tilbury docks (1886).
It forms part of the wider Port of London.

The Blitz

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In World War II it was a prime target for the Luftwaffe during The Blitz.
The first deliberate air raids on London were mainly aimed at the Port of London, causing severe damage.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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The closure of the last of the East End docks in the Port of London in 1980 created further challenges and led to attempts at regeneration and the formation of the London Docklands Development Corporation.

Mowlem

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The PLA head Office at Trinity Square Gardens was built by John Mowlem & Co and completed in 1919.

Leamouth

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While the building of large ships ceased with the closure of the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company at Leamouth in 1912, the ship repairing trade continued to flourish.
Leamouth is a mixed-use development and historically a wharf in the Port of London in Blackwall.

Greenland Dock

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These included West India Docks (1802), East India Docks (1803, originating from the Brunswick Dock of 1790), London Docks (1805), Surrey Commercial Docks (1807, originating from the Howland Great Wet Dock of 1696), St Katharine Docks (1828), Royal Victoria Dock (1855), Millwall Dock (1868), Royal Albert Dock (1880), and Tilbury docks (1886).
In 1909 the dock, along with all of the other London docks, was amalgamated into the Port of London under the management of the Port of London Authority.

London Gateway

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These are mainly concentrated at Purfleet (with the world's largest margarine works), Thurrock, Tilbury (the Port's current main container facility), London Gateway, Coryton and Canvey Island in Essex, Dartford and Northfleet in Kent, and Greenwich, Silvertown, Barking, Dagenham and Erith in Greater London.
DP World London Gateway is a port within the wider Port of London, United Kingdom.

Coryton Refinery

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These are mainly concentrated at Purfleet (with the world's largest margarine works), Thurrock, Tilbury (the Port's current main container facility), London Gateway, Coryton and Canvey Island in Essex, Dartford and Northfleet in Kent, and Greenwich, Silvertown, Barking, Dagenham and Erith in Greater London. The wider port continued to be a major centre for trade and industry, with oil and gas terminals at Coryton, Shell Haven and Canvey in Essex and the Isle of Grain in Kent.
It was a part of the Port of London and was the last of the three major refineries on the Thames Estuary to remain in operation, following closure of Shell Haven and BP Kent.

London Thamesport

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Other major rival ports to London in the country are Felixstowe and Southampton, which handle the most and second-most number of containers of British ports; in 2012 London handled the third most and the Medway ports (chiefly London Thamesport) the fifth.
London Thamesport (formerly just "Thamesport") is a small container seaport in the Port of London on the River Medway, serving the North Sea.

West India Docks

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These included West India Docks (1802), East India Docks (1803, originating from the Brunswick Dock of 1790), London Docks (1805), Surrey Commercial Docks (1807, originating from the Howland Great Wet Dock of 1696), St Katharine Docks (1828), Royal Victoria Dock (1855), Millwall Dock (1868), Royal Albert Dock (1880), and Tilbury docks (1886).

Containerization

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With the use of larger ships and containerisation, the importance of the upstream port declined rapidly from the mid-1960s.
In the United Kingdom, the Port of London and Port of Liverpool declined in importance.

London River Services

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With the move of the Port of London downstream in the 1960s, regular river transport was limited to a few sightseeing boats.

Canvey Island

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These are mainly concentrated at Purfleet (with the world's largest margarine works), Thurrock, Tilbury (the Port's current main container facility), London Gateway, Coryton and Canvey Island in Essex, Dartford and Northfleet in Kent, and Greenwich, Silvertown, Barking, Dagenham and Erith in Greater London.
A region between Thorney bay and Labworth beach is designated by the Port of London Authority as an approved windsurfing area.

Thames steamers

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The Port of London, which was handling 12,000 coastal vessels and over 3,000 overseas vessels annually by the end of the eighteenth century, quickly became dependent on steamers.