Simpson drives diversity at Dover

Jane Simpson has joined Dover Harbour Board. She has held senior positions at Network Rail, and was recently as head of capital delivery for Severn Trent Water. She will provide increased support to the board’s diversity agenda, the Port being a signatory to the Maritime UK Women in Maritime pledge to drive gender diversity throughout the organisation and wider industry. [+]

Dover goes with the grain

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 ... [+]

Dover appoints ops officer

The Port of Dover has appointed Sarah West as chief operations officer. She is expected to take up her post in the autumn. [+]

Dover gains AEO

Port of Dover Cargo has gained Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status for imports and exports, and as AEOC and AEOS awards (Authorised Economic Operator for Customs and Security respectively). It applies to the current terminal, and the new site, which is due to open later this year as part of ... [+]

Scots chief heads south to Dover

Port of Dover has appointed current Montrose Port Authority chief executive Nik Scott-Gray as general manager of its Cargo arm. He is due to take up his new post in July. Mr Scott-Gray has held the role at the north-east Scottish port since May 2015, having overseen the financial performance and ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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. [+]

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