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Dover throws its weight behind the truckers

[ June 12, 2015   //   ]

The Port of Dover is adding its support to haulage customers and their trade bodies in calling for more action to tackle the migrant crisis in Calais. Chief executive Tim Waggott, says: “The 2.5 million freight vehicles that carry this trade through the French ports to and from Dover are the lifeblood of our economy. As such, our haulage community deserve to be able to go about their business safely and without the growing personal or financial risk associated with it.
He adds that most hauliers are committed to the Calais-Dover route and there are no other ports with the required capacity or infrastructure to cope with any diversion of such high volumes, saying: “Trade on this route has grown by 20% in the past two years, a sign of the economic recovery that is taking place. That growth is continuing and we must not jeopardise this.”

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