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Dover goes with the grain

[ October 4, 2019   //   ]

Cefetra’s MV Peak Dublin was the first ship to call at Dover’s new cargo terminal with a cargo of export grain. The new multi-purpose cargo terminal facility is a major part of the Port’s £250 million Dover Western Docks Revival development.

Recently appointed cargo terminal manager, Nik Scott-Gray, said: “What better way to christen our fantastic brand new facility than with a brand new customer. Cefetra’s arrival delivers a real sign of confidence in Dover and the new opportunities we have to offer customers across a range of markets. I am delighted to welcome Cefetra to Dover and look forward to developing a successful partnership in the months and years ahead.”

Cefetra chief executive, Andrew Mackay, added: ”Our new Kent office opened in August and we are confident that this will be the first vessel of many that we will load in Dover as we open up new markets for the produce of the farmers of Kent.”

Meanwhile, heavy haulier Collett & Sons has moved two 335-tonne transformers destined for nearby Sellindge power station from Dover’s cruise terminal, on behalf of Daher Projects.

Once safely secured to the 79.5m long trailer, at 10pm Collett made the 30 mile trip from the Port of Dover arriving six and a half hours later at the Sellindge Substation site in Ashford, Kent.

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