Dover seeks vision for the future

The Port of Dover has launched a six-week public engagement period to 31 March, seeking the views of local communities, users and wider stakeholders on the outcomes and ideas they think the Port should pursue to 2050. It is the latest phase of the Port of Dover 2050 programme to develop a long-term plan.Port chief executive, Doug Bannister, said: “Port of Dover 2050 is our strategic masterplan project to help ... [+]

Dover signs digital twin deal

The Port of Dover and the Universities of Plymouth and Manchester have been awarded a £333,585 grant by Innovate UK to create a digital twin of the ro ro port. The funding underpins a three-year Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP), that will harness the universities’ expertise in hydrodynamic modelling and cutting-edge research ... [+]

A happy new year for port of Dover – and a busy 2023

The Port of Dover has processed 29,108 miles of freight, car and coach traffic since 1 January 2023 – enough to stretch round the world and then some. The ferry terminal handled £144bn worth of UK trade and 33% of the UK’s trade with the EU, every year on just 0.68 ... [+]

Politicians get the Dover message

The Port of Dover set out its future at the Conservative and Labour autumn party conferences, hosting a ‘Great British Trade Reception’. It was attended by policymakers, industry colleagues and ministers alike, including Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper and Trade & Economic Security Minister Nusrat Ghani MP at the ... [+]

‘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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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