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Welcome to the Port of Dover

Originally established in 1606, the principal activities of the Dover Harbour Board (DHB) are to administer and maintain the Port of Dover and its facilities and to develop resources to meet future demands.

The Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port, a vital international gateway for the movement of passengers and trade. It is also an award-winning cruise port, the second busiest in the UK and hosts some of the world’s most prestigious cruise lines. Other successful businesses include a cargo terminal, a top award-winning marina and several niche activities. The business mix is diverse.


Who Are We?

20th Sep 2017
Teeing off to support local charity
VSBW, a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, principal contractor for the Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development, held an exciting charity...

15th Sep 2017
Export Hub is coming to Port of Dover
The Department for International Trade's Export Hub is coming to Port of Dover. Drop in and speak with an International Trade Adviser about export opportunities and enhancing your business profil...

10th Aug 2017
Deliver for Dover statement
Potential £0.5bn loss to Dover was produced by independent economists Oxera...

10th Aug 2017
Crystal Cruises back to Dover
The Port of Dover is celebrating the very welcome return of Crystal Cruises to the historic Dover Cruise Port this year....

Goodwin Sands Aggregate Dredging Environmental Statement:
Volume I, Volume II, Volume III, Marine Licence Application

Further Information (September 2016)
Further Information

Further Information (August 2017)
Further Environmental Information, Public Representation Response, Appendix 1, Appendix 2, Appendix 3

Based on accepted methodology, Oxera have conducted a socio-economic impact assessment of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development. Oxera are leading international and independent economists who advise governments, policy makers, regulators, courts and companies around the world.
QUITE SIMPLY: The commitment is to be the Best Port in the World for the benefit of our customers and community

Port of Dover, Harbour House, Marine Parade, Dover, Kent, CT17 9BU
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