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The Port of London Authority came into being in March 1909 following the Royal Assent of the Port of London Act in December 1908. 

Today the PLA employs 360 people and continues in its core role - helping people make the most of the river safely - whether it is for deep-sea trade, river borne freight within London, commuting, sailing or rowing. It operates over 95 miles of river from Teddington Lock to the North Sea.

To find out more, visit http://www.pla.co.uk