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. [+]

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 ... [+]

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