Scots timber keeps the lights on in Kent

The Port of Dover Cargo Terminal has received its last consignment of wind-blown timber from Scotland this season, as part of its partnership with timber harvester Euroforest which began a monthly vessel call into Dover last year. The timber is largely comprised of natural wind blow from Storm Arwen in 2021, and is transported from Aberdeen by coaster to Dover where it arrives two days later. Each 2500-tonne shipment saves the equivalent ... [+]

Dover grain flows freely

Dover and trading company Cefetra have celebrated a doubling of grain volumes between 2021 and 2023 at the port’s general cargo terminal. They said the increase was due to higher grain production in the southeast of the UK, tighter supply of grain in Europe due to the Ukraine war and the ... [+]

Dover identifies next steps on electric shipping journey

The Port of Dover and its partners have identified the business case for a Short Straits green corridor under the second phase of the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC) by the Department for Transport and Innovate UK. Since January 2023, 10 consortium partners have collaborated to determine the feasibility of electrification ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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