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SoS sees Dover progress

[ February 17, 2016   //   ]

The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin visited the Port of Dover on 16 February to see progress being made in improving the resilience of the key gateway.

The port’s chief executive, Tim Waggott, said: “Dover is handling record volumes of freight vehicle traffic and we have responded by building additional capacity to ensure we remain resilient.  With government support we are commencing further major investment and will deliver further capacity to keep Dover resilient for the long term.

The SoS added: “Dover is an essential part of our national transport infrastructure and a vital economic link with the continent. It is also a success story for the local area. The Port does an excellent job in keeping freight and passengers moving and is looking to the future with exciting plans for developing this crucial facility.”