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 of the vessel’s arrival.   [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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