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Temperature-control throughout the chain in Dover

[ November 30, 2020   //   ]

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 set temperature.

The upgrade also adds an additional 550 temperature controlled pallet spaces, allowing pre-picking of loads to make dispatch more efficient.

General manager Nik Scott-Gray, said: “The out-loading chamber joins a host of other new facilities, including two new berths, an ambient storage shed plus many infrastructure improvements. Since our new multi-purpose terminal first became operational a year ago, Port of Dover cargo has continued to flourish with the new business opportunities it continues to bring. We have the capability to handle a whole range of cargo including breakbulk, containers and agribulk, plus expanding our highly successful fresh produce trade even further.”

Port of Dover Cargo has recently received its Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification, following 360 Quality Code and organic accreditation from the Organic Food Federation in March 2020, plus full AEO status (Authorised Economic Operator) in customs and security in July 2019.