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Why did the London Docks go into decline?

1. An increase in ship size meant they found it difficult to come down the river as far as the Isle of Dogs where the river wasn't as deep. (the position of the docks moved further downstream to Tilbury);

2. Containerisation meant few dockers were needed with large cranes used to lift containers from ships;

3. The decline of portside industries and manufacturing


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