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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 of the cargo terminal, it has now signed a three-year agreement, which includes regular calls and onsite storage. Dover’s cargo terminal, ... [+]

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. [+]

We’re still growing, says Dover

The port of Dover says that its freight traffic grew 11% in the first six months of the yea, in contrast to Eurotunnel whose truck volumes have dropped by 7%. The port and its ferry operators now account for 60% of the market. [+]

It’s ‘C’ for crossing, says Dover

The Port of Dover is calling for option 'C' for the Lower Thames Crossing consultation, saying that to will do most to improve the north-south movement of trade from the Channel ports to destinations north of London. Option C is the easternmost and longest of the three options being considered, ... [+]

Demolition derby in Dover

The landscape of the Eastern Docks is changing as Port of Dover starts demolition work as the first stage of its multi-million pound Traffic Management Improvement project as the Port works to ensure that it is providing its customers with excellent service within a world class port facility. The scheme ... [+]

Hammond welcomes improved Dover relations

Transport Secretary, Stephen Hammond said he welcomed the Port of Dover's improving relationships with its main users as he met for the harbour Board;s annual consultative meeting on 20 May. He added: “Building on this, maintaining success in the future will require all interested parties to work together, focusing on ... [+]

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