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The Port of Tilbury and Thames Clipper have the joint responsibility for the smooth day-to-day operations of three London moorings – Greenwich Ship Tier, Tower Bridge Upper and George’s Stair Tier – on behalf of the Port Of London Authority.

With the capability, including 17 boats servicing over 4.1 million commuters, domestic visitors and international tourists exploring London as well as extensive experience in managing over 100,000 passengers a year through servicing cruise ship calls at Tilbury and at the Capital Cruising Ports in Scotland you can feel confident that all ships and passengers are well taken care of.

The management of the moorings complies with all national and international regulations, appointing and training port security officers, and promoting London’s cruise facilities.

The London Moorings offer passengers a rare opportunity to get right to the heart of a world city, close to UNESCO World Heritage sites, at both the Tower of London and Maritime Greenwich.

Greenwich is the largest facility and is central London’s deep water mooring. It is able to accommodate vessels up to 228 metres in length (draft 8.1 metres). Situated five miles downstream from Tower Bridge, it is close by the Old Royal Naval College and in sight of the Cutty Sark. Vessels moored here are serviced through the world’s first floating cruise terminal.

Tower Bridge Upper mooring caters for smaller, specialist vessels up to 158 metres in length (draft 6 metres). Situated 300 metres from Tower Bridge, it shares the moorings with historic warship attraction HMS Belfast.

George’s Stair Tier is situated 1.5 cables downstream from Tower Bridge. It can cater for vessels up to 120 metres in length (draft 2 metres), making it perfect for super yachts.


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Steve has worked in shipping for over 40 years and brings a wealth of understanding about the industry.

Steve was very much a container man and and was responsible for a short sea container terminal before moving to Enterprise Distribution Centre for paper where he was based for 8 years.

Cruise is just one of Steve’s jobs but he has a keen interest in the industry, and the heritage of the buildings.

Steve certainly brings a keen eye for detail and takes pride in the floral displays at the front of the cruise terminal and takes a active role as a director of the Tilbury on the Thames Trust that is working with the local community to restore and celebrate the Cruise Terminal building.




Rob Mason RICS BSc Hons is a Chartered Surveyor. Upon qualifying in 2003 he managed Property portfolios for large Pension funds.

In 2008 he was employed by Forth Ports Ltd to asset manage the commercial property and head up the Port security of Forth Ports 7 Scottish Operations.

He is currently the Head of Cruise for the Scottish Operations 3 Cruise Ports and 2 Anchorages, handling around 120 vessel calls and 140,000 passengers annually.

Forth Ports is the largest Port operator in Scotland and 3rd largest in the UK, 50% of Scotland’s GDP in goods going through its ports and estuaries.