Annual trade in the Port of London last year reached its highest for a decade, rising by10% for the first time since 2008.
The strong growth reflects just
PLA chief executive, Robin Mortimer said: "Our long-term Vision is for 60 to 80 million
“Passing 50 million tonnes in
The tonnage of cargo handled at terminals on the Thames last year was 50.4 million tonnes, five million tonnes (or 11%) up on 2015.
Growth was highest in oil trades which rose by 22% from 10.9
Containers and trailer (unitised traffic) numbers are up 7% to 18 million tonnes; aggregates and cement increased again from
2016 saw the first cargoes delivered to the recently opened Thames Oil Port, the former Coryton oil refinery site which is now a fuel terminal. At the Port of Tilbury, a new chilled store for NFT was opened and the acquisition of land for port expansion was completed.
DP World London Gateway handled increasing numbers of ultra large container ships – operating between Asia and Europe – putting its operational resilience in bad weather to good use. London Gateway also secured additional Latin American and Oceania services, while testing of facilities on Berth Three at the deep-sea port also started at the end of 2016.
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