Kent Council chief celebrates Dover congestion-busting fund

Kent County Council leader Roger Gough has welcomed the success of its £45m bid to the government’s Levelling Up Fund to improve traffic flow through the Port of Dover. He said that the enhancements, which will include additional border control points and a new exit route, will have a positive impact on Dover and Kent as a whole. Speaking on a day when industrial action in France has affected cross channel services, ... [+]

Dover wins green study bid

The Port of Dover says it has taken a significant step towards becoming the UK’s first high-volume Green Shipping Corridor when, on World Maritime Day, transport secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan said it had been successful in its bid to fund the Green Corridor Short Straits feasibility study to establish a zero-carbon ... [+]

Dover zeros in on carbon, waste and accidents

The port of Dover has announced a series of continuous improvement targets that will drive a zero-harm approach to its activities, to mark World Environment Day. These are in addition to its carbon reduction targets announced earlier. The targets include zero reportable injuries from port activity, waste to landfill, pollution ... [+]

Cross-Channel chaos again – but this time it’s home grown – updated

Climate change activitists are reported by media to have blocked the port Dover of port, leading queues of vehicles attempting to board ferries. A group from the Insulate Britain, gathered on the A20, disrupting traffic, with two protesters reported to have glued themselves to the top of a tanker. Queues were ... [+]

Smooth sailing through Dover

The Port of Dover said on 8 February that it is now handling over 90% of the freight traffic volumes typical of this time of year following the significant stockpiling before Christmas and Brexit. Chief operations officer Sarah West, said: “Our operation has proved its resilience and flexibility in the ... [+]

Temperature-control throughout the chain in Dover

Port of Dover’s now has a fully temperature controlled warehouse in operation at its Cargo Terminal. The existing eight-chamber temperature controlled facility is now complemented by a fully temperature controlled out-loading chamber, meaning that every stage of the operation including storage, container stripping and distribution can be conducted at a ... [+]

Dover wins on aggregate

Port of Dover Cargo has handled 30,000 tonnes of bulk aggregate through its new terminal new customer, Aggregate Industries. The Yeoman Bank discharged the material on 12 May for distribution across the East Kent region. Logistics director at Aggregate Industries, Simon Turk, said the cargo was offloaded within 13½ hours ... [+]

Dover Cargo Terminal West is open for business

The Port of Dover officially opened its new lo lo cargo terminal on 8 December with a call by Seatrade vessel Lady Rosebay at its new Dover Cargo Terminal West. Dover has long handled general cargo including perishables from Central and South America but the new facility will open it up ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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