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Dover Cargo Terminal West is open for business

[ December 9, 2019   //   ]

The Port of Dover officially opened its new lo lo cargo terminal on 8 December with a call by Seatrade vessel Lady Rosebay at its new Dover Cargo Terminal West.

Dover has long handled general cargo including perishables from Central and South America but the new facility will open it up to a whole range of commodities. Breakbulk steel rebar was recently discharged through the facility for the first time ever in Dover.

General manager of Port of Dover Cargo, Nik Scott-Gray, said: “Today heralds an exciting new chapter for Port of Dover Cargo – it’s amazing to see the new terminal fully functional and processing such a large variety and volume of cargo using equipment, warehousing and IT systems. The Dover Cargo business is long established as one of the best in the industry and I’m thrilled that we can now take it even further with the endless opportunities that the new terminal brings us.”

Dover’s chief commercial officer, Barbara Buczek, added: “I’m incredibly proud of the whole team for delivering this huge milestone moment for the Port. Port of Dover Cargo plays a major role in the success of our whole business, and I’m so pleased to see our wonderful new facility taking it to new heights.”