Freight News, Sea

Dover stays positive despite the problems

[ August 3, 2015   //   ]

Despite appearances, the Port of Dover is continuing to handle large volumes of freight – in fact, on 30 July, it handled almost 8,500 vehicles, over 3% more than on the same day the previous year. Chief executive, Tim Waggott, said: “I am so proud of the whole team at the Port of Dover.  Amidst an extremely challenging backdrop, the Port has stayed open throughout the past few weeks. This is an unprecedented period. Whilst the situation at Calais and Eurotunnel remains entirely out of our control, to be delivering such volumes for UK plc is testament to the resilience, professionalism and efficiency here at Dover.”

George Jenkins has meanwhile been re-appointed as chairman of Dover Harbour Board (DHB), until 30 June 2016. He said: “This is a wonderful time to be involved at Dover. Having committed to DHB’s biggest ever single investment in our flagship Dover Western Docks Revival project, we are on the cusp of achieving something incredibly special for us all.”