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Dover breaks freight record

[ July 10, 2014   //   ]

Dover handled a record number of freight vehicle departures on 8 July, when Channel Tunnel services were disrupted by an overhead power line collapse. A total of 5,337 freight vehicles departed for Calais and Dunkirk from Europe’s busiest ferry port, beating the previous record of 5,322 set in 2008. It was also the third busiest day ever for total numbers, with 10,134 freight vehicles handled. The busiest day was in 2008 when the port handled 10,584 freight vehicles following the Eurotunnel fire in September of that year.