The 20th-century port
|Boom and bust: the port, 1914-80|
The PLA proves its worth
Between 1909 and 1939 the total tonnage of shipping going through the port rose from less than 40 million tons to more than 60 million. London's share of Britain's sea-borne trade rose from 29% to 38%.
The King George V Dock
By the mid-1920s the PLA warehouses could store more than one million tons of goods.
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