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Wagons roll in Manston

Live tests are currently underway to test the feasibility of using the disused Manston airport as an overflow lorry park in the event of post-Brexit problems in Dover or the Channel Tunnel. A fleet of 89 empty trucks, hired-in by the Department for Transport at taxpayer’s expense, set off at 08:00 from Manston for the 20-mile journey to Dover, where they looped the roundabout at the entrance to the ... [+]

Box ports have the problem, not us, says Dover

The port of Dover has hit back against suggestions that Brexit will lead to queues of lorries at the port, pointing out, for the moment at least, it is container ports that have problems. In a statement, it pointed out: “Much of the negative Brexit talk on ports has been about ... [+]

New man at Dover’s helm

Dover Harbour Board has appointed Doug Bannister as its new chief executive, following the departure of Tim Waggott in March this year. A dual British and US citizen, Bannister is currently group chief executive of Jersey Airport and Jersey Harbours and was previously managing director of Maersk Line UK.  His international ... [+]

Dover gets dredging licence

The Marine Management Organisation has approved Dover Harbour Board (DHB)’s application for aggregate dredging in the South Goodwin Sands area. The marine licence gives DHB permission to extract up to 3 million tonnes of aggregate by trailer suction hopper dredging between September 2019 and September 2020 to provide fill material ... [+]

Perry Glading joins Dover Harbour Board

Former Tilbury managing director Perry Glading has been appointed a non-executive director of Dover Harbour Board, following the expiry of Erik Østergaard’s term. He also chairs the Thurrock Business Board, which includes non-executive board positions with Opportunity South East and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership. [+]

Kent calls for truck management measures

Kent County Council (KCC) is calling on the Government to consider additional legislative powers and technology to stagger the arrival of lorries into Kent if the situation demands it after Brexit. It is also calling for more investment in the country’s ports including alternatives to Dover and to consider setting ... [+]

Time to rethink Dover dependency, says Peel Ports

Peel Ports commercial director Stephen Carr is calling on the freight industry to look at the Irish Sea model of unaccompanied freight and to use ports across the country to mitigate the worst Dover delays post-Brexit. He said: “We all know about the acute delays and problems that already exist at ... [+]

Contraflow to keep Kent on the move

Roads Minister, Jesse Norman, has revealed plans to keep traffic moving through Kent in the event of disruption to cross-Channel services. It includes a new version of ‘Operation Stack’ with a contraflow on the northbound carriageway of the M20 between junctions 8 and 9 while lorries are being queued for the ... [+]

Brexit: prepare for the worst warns Freight Transport Association

Businesses need to plan for a worst-case scenario after Brexit with no transition period, the UK excluded from EU trade deals, duties, quotas, burdensome rules of origin and delays at borders, Freight Transport Association (FTA) experts told a seminar at Multimodal on 2 May. A crucial meeting in June could ... [+]

Businesses unprepared for Brexit, says ports chief

The British Ports Association has written to the Prime Minister calling for funding guarantees for any new border facilities and digital infrastructure, which may be needed after the UK leaves the European Union. Ports with EU traffic will need to provide new facilities and digital infrastructure for government officials to ... [+]

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