‘Brains trust’ to boost Dover efficiency

The Port of Dover has signed partnerships the Universities of Manchester, Cranfield, Liverpool, and Kent to develop technological solutions including artificial intelligence, machine learning and physics-based deep learning. Work with the University of Manchester is focused on the development of a digital twin for the Port of Dover, utilising machine learning and physics-based deep learning. Cranfield, Liverpool and Kent will drive operational efficiencies in resource management, traffic flow optimisation, logistics and ... [+]

Fourth of July is freedom day for cross-Channel trade

July 4 may be an important date across the Pond but it is also a significant anniversary on the English Channel – it was on that date in 1953 that the Port of Dover's roll-on, roll-off berths opened, transforming ferry travel forever. Up to that date, vehicles were laboriously loaded on ... [+]

Dover hits fresh produce record

Port of Dover Cargo handled its largest amount of fresh produce, with 31 vessel calls between December and March. It distributed over 22,000 pallets and 700 containers of fruit to UK supermarkets from South Africa, and Central/South America, imported by GreenSea and Seatrade vessels. Dover’s cargo terminal can handle temperatures ... [+]

Dover lays out green plans at COP27 summit

Decarbonising the world's busiest maritime corridor will deliver a “seismic boost” to the UK's recently announced green shipping ambitions, Port of Dover chief commercial officer Christian Pryce told a panel at the COP27 global environmental summit on 18 November.He told a panel of governmental and industry maritime experts: “One year ... [+]

Solid foundation for Dover’s building trade business

The Port of Dover says it has solidified its position as a major hub for the South East construction sector, following an agreement with DC Aggregates. The company is one of the largest producers and suppliers of quarried hard stone and sea-dredged aggregates in Northern Europe. Already a regular customer ... [+]

Dover blames French police for five-hour queues

The Port of Dover says it is “deeply frustrated” at the “woefully inadequate” resource at the French border which has led to long queues on the approaches to the cross-Channel gateway. The Port was reported by the BBC to have declared a critical incident as cars and trucks queued for five ... [+]

Dover unveils decarbonisation plans

Dover has announced three targets for decarbonisation, that it says will put it at the vanguard of the UK ports industry and help position Britain deliver one of the key COP26 commitments. It aims to be carbon net zero by 2025 under Scope 1 and 2 of COP26 and by 2030 ... [+]

Dover can take it – probably

The Port of Dover has the resilience to cope with moderate disruption after Brexit and there is enough short sea capacity to absorb significant overflow at the port in the event of capacity constraints, according to an independent study by Drewry. The shipping consultancy says that despite all the political ... [+]

Dover seeks more young talent

Following the success of its apprentices (pictured) the Port of Dover has set up bursary scheme for students in the local area. The aim is to encourage local students to take up study at university in a port-related field with a long term view of them gaining employment at Dovert. ... [+]

Permanent post for Dover chief

Port of Dover acting chief executive Tim Waggott has been permanently appointed to the post. He joined Dover from the port of Shoreham in April 2007 and became acting chief executive in June after Bob Goldfield stepped down after 11 years in the role. [+]

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