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Port of Dover Police
Floor 4. Terminal Control Building,
Eastern Docks,
Dover, Kent,
CT16 1JA

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27th March 2017 - News Articles
Harbour and Leisure Users Meeting - 30th March
Following our initial stakeholder meeting on the 7th February; we will be holding our second Harbour Leisure User Engagement Meeting at the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club (RCPYC) on 30th March at 5pm until 7.30pm where we will discuss the marine exclusion zone, the piling programme, and the impacts of construction noise to swimmers and other users....
21st March 2017 - News Articles
Meet the Buyer - Supplier Engagement Event 4th April, 2017
DWDR Meet The Buyer event provides the opportunity for the principal contractor to meet local businesses of all sizes and understand the services they can offer. ...
15th March 2017 - News Articles
Dover 2017 cruise season underway with the welcome arrival of the Saga Pearl II
Another successful cruise season ahead for Dover Cruise Port....
7th March 2017 - News Articles
Port of Dover Kid's Easter Race Eggs-travaganza!
Put a springtime spring in your step and join us for this year's Kids Easter Race along Dover's Egg-cellent Esplanade on Thursday 13 April 2017....
7th March 2017 - Press Release
Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) creating lasting legacy for local jobs
Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development pledge to create lasting skills and quality employment opportunities for local people has begun....
6th March 2017 - Press Release
A20 pedestrian crossing improvement works
In addition to the recent completion of the A20 Junction Improvement Scheme in February, we are delivering improvement work to the pedestrian crossing at the Union Street junction, adjacent to the entrance with Snargate Street. This improvement will incorporate the recently installed MOVA "smart" traffic lights to deliver the best flow of traffic and ensure safety to the public....
24th February 2017 - Press Release
Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) Marketing Suite Reopens
Next week sees the reopening of the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) Marketing Suite which will enable the community and prospective developers to get a better feel for the Port's flagship regeneration project....
7th February 2017 - Press Release
Port of Dover White Cliffs Christmas - a resounding success.
The numerous people, perhaps as many as 100,000, who visited the historic Cruise Terminal One building for the first ever Port of Dover White Cliffs Christmas event during its eight-week duration from November 2016 to January 2017 have been very generous in their feedback....
7th February 2017 - News Articles
DWDR Commencement of Construction
The first stage of construction is now underway with the appointment of VSBW, a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, to deliver the marine structures and bridge contract for the Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development....
27th January 2017 - Press Release
Bankers back UK maritime trade by pledging £200m in loans for Dover Western Docks Revival
A consortium of leading British and European lenders has agreed a £200m package of loans to support the Port of Dover's flagship capital building programme....
23rd January 2017 - Press Release
Board Member Appointment
Mr. Alisdair Cameron appointed to Dover Harbour Board as Non-Executive Director...
19th January 2017 - Press Release
Record freight shows continuing importance of efficient UK-European trade flows
The Port of Dover has announced another record year of freight traffic as Rt Hon Theresa May MP took the first step to establishing the UK's future economic relationship with our biggest trading partner this week....
17th January 2017 - Press Release
Study for an amazing career with our help
Port of Dover bursary scheme...
16th January 2017 - News Articles
Invitation: Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) Presentation
The first stage of construction is now underway with the appointment of VSBW, a joint venture between VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, to deliver the marine structures and bridge contract for the Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development....
10th January 2017 - Press Release
Port and academics map traffic to keep Dover and trade flowing
Port and University of Kent joint venture ...
6th January 2017 - Press Release
Port partners with Kent Road Safety Team for new A20 campaign
The Port of Dover has joined forces with Kent County Council (KCC) Road Safety Team to bring greater awareness of the changing A20 layout in Dover....
30th December 2016 - Press Release
Port of Dover Cargo Limited - a strong future for cargo at Dover
Dover Harbour Board has secured the long term success of cargo operations within the Port of Dover......
23rd December 2016 - Press Release
Former soldier's stolen 'Help for Heroes' motorbike recovered at Port of Dover
Owner collects in time for Christmas...
21st December 2016 - News Articles
High Volumes of traffic at the Port of Dover
Latest traffic information...
12th December 2016 - Press Release
Port Of Dover Christmas Traffic
Travel advice for the Christmas getaway...
9th December 2016 - Press Release
Key road scheme in Dover continues with no further December night closures
Work on a key road scheme in Dover continues as planned to enable delivery within the 52-week programme in February....
24th November 2016 - Press Release
Europe's busiest ferry port hits all-time freight high
Dover: back to winning ways...
24th November 2016 - Press Release
White Cliffs Christmas hosts KMFM Ice Party
Come along and skate to Kent's Biggest Hits...
23rd November 2016 - Press Release
Dover firmly on the map as a festive family destination
White Cliffs Christmas is officially open...
15th November 2016 - Press Release
Join us for the White Cliffs Christmas Opening Event
Meet Father Christmas and his real reindeer...
14th November 2016 - Press Release
DWDR laying the foundations for a new Dover
Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) project is quite literally laying the foundations for opportunities in the future, as reclaimed concrete from the Prince of Wales Pier enabling works and demolition material from the St James development form the foundation of the Western Docks....
9th November 2016 - Press Release
Port of Dover saves jobs and trading at Dover outlet
Port secures new retailer for De Bradelei Wharf...
8th November 2016 - Press Release
War Heroes Honoured at Dover Marine Station Remembrance Service
Torch of Remembrance begins its 52nd Annual Pilgrimage to Belgium ...
8th November 2016 - Press Release
Major National Oil Spill Exercise Hosted by Port of Dover
Antipollution and emergency procedures to be tested...
3rd November 2016 - Press Release
Chaplain Honoured for Services to Port and People of Dover
Chaplain David Slater has been awarded the Port of Dover's highest honour at a prestigious national maritime industry event....
31st October 2016 - Press Release
Mini Monster Mayhem in Port's Halloween Spooktacular
Seafront invaded by freaky fiends...
21st October 2016 - Press Release
A White Cliffs Christmas
Traditional Christmas event at the Port of Dover....
20th October 2016 - News Articles
Business coalition makes case for Lower Thames Crossing to Chancellor
The Port of Dover is among 20 leading transport, commerce, retail and development bodies to press the Government for a new Lower Thames Crossing this week. Read their joint letter.......
20th October 2016 - Press Release
Port of Dover scoops top national award
Named 'Port of the Year' at the UK National Transport Awards 2016 ...
17th October 2016 - Press Release
Port kick-starts Kent bike safety drive
'Crash Cards' added to Port's Driver Safety Information Service...
17th October 2016 - Press Release
Port of Dover wins again at UK Heart Safe Awards
The Port of Dover wins national recognition of its Heart Safe training and facilities for the second year running....
13th October 2016 - News Articles
Investors "take a fresh look" at Dover as town, Port and waterfront projects get underway
Invest in Dover at MIPIM UK, Olympia, 19-21 October 2016...
11th October 2016 - News Articles
Slow mover: Large load heading to Sellindge Substation from the Port of Dover
Large load due to travel from the Port of Dover to Sellindge Substation on Monday 24 October 2016. Delivery will travel at a maximum speed of 12 mph. Essential specialist maintenance carried out so people continue to have electricity available whenever they need it....
6th October 2016 - Press Release
Maritime Nation wins enthusiastic support at Conservative Party Conference
A call to rebuild Britain as a great maritime power received a rapturous reception at a Maritime Nation event at the 2016 Conservative Party conference....
30th September 2016 - News Articles
Dover traffic to get revised speed limit boost
National speed limit reinstated on A20...
28th September 2016 - Press Release
Don't run scared......Run SCARY!
Join the Port of Dover Halloween Mini Monster Race...
27th September 2016 - News Articles
CLIA announces Plan a Cruise Month
Win a Cruise...
22nd September 2016 - News Articles
Young prize winner tours the Port of Dover
Local boy enjoys VIP visit...
7th September 2016 - News Articles
Calais Camp Closure
Joint statement issued by Port of Dover, P&O Ferries and DFDS...
31st August 2016 - News Articles
Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail Launched
Inspiring trail of local historic landmarks...
25th August 2016 - News Articles
Working together to secure a strong future for cargo at Dover
The Port of Dover has been in fruitful discussions with George Hammond PLC to explore how best to secure the long term success of the cargo business at Dover as the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) scheme, designed to further develop that key business, moves forward....
17th August 2016 - Press Release
Next phase of key A20 junction work to get underway
The next phase of the A20 junction improvement scheme will start in mid-September as work gets underway to replace the York Street Junction with "smart" technology traffic lights. ...
16th August 2016 - Press Release
Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon Awarded to Dover Harbour Board
Port also achieves commendation for carbon management performance...
8th August 2016 - News Articles
Follow-Up: Goodwin Sands Marine Licence Open Meeting
Following our engagement with the group Save our Sands (SoS) and members of the general public at the open meeting on 14th July 2016, we wish to reassure members of the public that we undertook extensive research ahead of submitting the Marine Licence Application, which is now under consideration by the MMO....
5th August 2016 - News Articles
Rally for Heroes is the Wheel Deal
Port of Dover hosts Charity Road Trip visit...
4th August 2016 - Press Release
Dover Cruise Port scores a Hat-trick
Ships grace all three cruise berths...
1st August 2016 - Press Release
Bon Voyage Disney Magic 2016
Port of Dover bids farewell to Disney Cruise Line...
27th July 2016 - Press Release
Car wrecks, water rescues and chemical spills
A typical Port of Dover Safety Day...
27th July 2016 - Press Release
Plain sailing for the Port of Dover Community Regatta
Fourth Community Regatta is a resounding success...
25th July 2016 - Press Release
Port of Dover Statement - Last Weekend's Travel Situation
The Port of Dover shares public frustration at the French border control situation which impacted so badly on the holiday getaway weekend....
23rd July 2016 - Press Release
UPDATE: Port of Dover - French Border Control
We have been experiencing an exceptional security situation at French border controls situated within the Port of Dover....
14th July 2016 - Press Release
Dover Western Docks Revival project achieves sustainability excellence award
The Port of Dover secured a top sustainability award from CEEQUAL for the port's flagship development of the Western Docks and the town's waterfront, the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) project....
11th July 2016 - News Articles
Goodwin Sands Marine Licence Application Open Meeting
The Port has made special arrangements for representatives of Save our Sands (SOS) and coastal parish and local councils to have the opportunity to attend an Open Meeting with world-class experts brought from across the country regarding Port of Dover's Marine Licence Application (MLA) to dredge the Goodwin Sands....
30th June 2016 - News Articles
Open Letter from Port Chief Executive
Uncertainty has been one of the defining characteristics across our wide and diverse British life since last week's vote to leave the European Union. The town, people and businesses of Dover are no different. Everyone is rightly concerned about what the future holds for them....
28th June 2016 - Press Release
Dover Harbour Board Chairman Announced
Richard Everitt CBE appointed...
24th June 2016 - News Articles
Port of Dover Responds to EU Referendum
Responding to the EU Referendum result, Port of Dover Chief Executive Tim Waggott said:...
24th June 2016 - News Articles
Business as usual for ferry passengers
EU leave vote will not affect travel plans, says Discover Ferries....
17th June 2016 - News Articles
Disney Magic welcomed back to Dover's Cruise Port
Disney's magnificent ship returns...
16th June 2016 - News Articles
Update on Port of Dover travel
French heightened security continues ...
13th June 2016 - Press Release
RBS support for Dover Western Docks Revival
Major bank provides financial backing to drive forward regeneration...
13th June 2016 - News Articles
P&O Ferries Reports Record 13th Consecutive Month of Carrying More Than 100,000 Freight Vehicles on English Channel
P&O Ferries today announces that in May it recorded the longest run of high monthly freight volumes between Dover and Calais in its modern history....
8th June 2016 - News Articles
Euro 2016 fans advised to plan journeys
Football fans heading to France for this summer's Euro 2016 football tournament are being advised by Highways England to plan their journeys....
8th June 2016 - Press Release
Celebrity Silhouette returns
Port of Dover welcomes the return of Celebrity Silhouette...
27th May 2016 - Press Release
Advice to drivers using the A20 and A2 in Dover this weekend
Drivers heading to Dover in Kent on Saturday and Sunday (28/29 May) are advised to plan their journeys as traffic on the A20 and A2 could be busier than normal....
3rd May 2016 - Press Release
Celebrating 10 years of nurturing enterprising young people in Dover
The Port of Dover has celebrated 10 years as lead sponsor for the business education charity, Young Enterprise, in Dover district....
29th April 2016 - Press Release
Buoys marking works exclusion zone signal start of DWDR construction works
The Prince of Wales Pier and the former Hoverport now form part of the construction area for the Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR), with work planned to commence on 9th May to reduce the height of the Pier....
20th April 2016 - Press Release
Port opens road to international freight success as part of Exporting is GREAT week
A freight holding facility, capable of accommodating 220 HGVs and removing 4km of queuing traffic from Kent's highways, has officially opened in the Port of Dover....
18th April 2016 - Press Release
EU referendum creates uncertainty at the gateway to Europe
The Port of Dover's stakeholders have gathered to consider what the EU referendum might mean for the Port, its customers and community....
4th April 2016 - News Articles
Dover Primary Schools Tag rugby tournament
This year's Dover Primary Schools Tag rugby tournament was the largest sporting event in the district for primary schools. Over 200 10 & 11 year olds from 17 schools participated in the full day event hosted by Dover RFC. ...
24th March 2016 - News Articles
Government Easter travel advice to customers
Due to Border Force Officers performing enhanced checks, the Government has issued the following advice to people returning to the UK this Easter....
22nd March 2016 - News Articles
Port Information following events in Brussels
The Port has been conducting heightened security checks since the Paris attacks in November. Today's tragic news from Brussels underlines why we must all remain vigilant....
21st March 2016 - News Articles
Advice for local drivers in Dover
With Easter and the school holidays approaching, Dover is expecting one of its busiest times of the year as international road hauliers pass through to supply British shops while UK families and coach groups head off on holiday....
17th March 2016 - Press Release
New Port of Dover marker buoys boost water safety
A line of new yellow markers will signpost the boundary between bathing and boating areas within the harbour this summer....
11th March 2016 - Press Release
Independent panel announces c. £100,000 of new awards from the Port of Dover Community Fund
An independent panel has awarded a fantastic £97,404 in Port of Dover Community Fund grants to a range of local good causes....
29th February 2016 - Press Release
Government clears path for further Trust Port progress
Dover Harbour Board (DHB) is delighted that its Harbour Revision Order, which enables the appointment of two community directors, has been approved by the Marine Management Organisation....
19th February 2016 - Press Release
Port of Dover Community Regatta and the Dover Music Festival join forces to launch The Dover Festival 2016
Each year, we promise you a bigger and better event and our commitment to deliver even more for Dover continues as the Port of Dover Community Regatta and the Dover Music Festival joins forces to launch The Dover Festival 2016 - a free weekend of entertainment for all the family....
16th February 2016 - Press Release
Secretary of State visits Britain's growing European trade gateway
The Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, has today visited the Port of Dover in order to see first-hand the fantastic progress being made in building the resilience of this key international trade and passenger gateway....
11th February 2016 - Press Release
Anniversary of successful partnership with Seatrade Reefer Chartering N.V.
A business partnership which brings around a quarter of Britain's bananas into the country is celebrating its tenth anniversary. ...
26th January 2016 - Press Release
Port welcomes progress towards new Lower Thames Crossing
The Port of Dover welcomes today's consultation announcement on the remaining option for a new Lower Thames Crossing. The Port hopes that this now paves the way for progress to be made on the delayed road scheme....
20th January 2016 - Press Release
Key road scheme to maximise Dover regeneration projects
Work on a key road scheme in Dover is due to start on 20th February. The work involves junction improvements at the Prince of Wales and York Street roundabouts on the A20, along with improved access to Union Street....
11th January 2016 - News Articles
P&O Ferries reports highest ever freight volumes on the English Channel in 2015
P&O Ferries carried more freight between Dover and Calais in 2015 than in any previous year in its modern history....
18th December 2015 - Press Release
Dover TAP goes multi-lingual
Highways England and the Port of Dover have gone multi-lingual to ensure Europe's lorry drivers comply with a project that reduces freight congestion in the centre of Dover....
18th December 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover's 12 Days of Christmas
As the Port of Dover helps hundreds of thousands of customers on their way home for the festive season, in the style of that ol' favourite, 'the 12 days of Christmas', here's what makes our Operation imPORTant as we continue to work hard to keep traffic, Dover and the UK economy moving....
17th December 2015 - News Articles
Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail secures Heritage Lottery Fund support
The Dover Bluebird Heritage Trail, designed to make the local community and visitors much more aware of Dover's abundant heritage, has received £59,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund....
14th December 2015 - Press Release
Christmas Getaway at the Port of Dover
The Port of Dover is looking forward to welcoming more than 600,000 customers over the two-week holiday period....
9th December 2015 - News Articles
Advice for local drivers in Dover
With Christmas approaching, Dover is expecting one of its busiest times of the year as international road hauliers pass through to supply British shops with goods for the festive season and UK families travel on holiday....
3rd December 2015 - News Articles
Apply to become a local representative on the Port and Community Forum
The Port and Community Forum is looking for two local independent members of the public with an interest in the Port to apply to join this independent Forum....
1st December 2015 - Press Release
Tides deposit the world's litter on Dover beach
Rubbish from around the world washes up on Dover's shores, the results of a major beach clean have revealed this week....
26th November 2015 - Press Release
Port bobby's 40 years on the front line is hard to beat
Staying in any job for 40 years is a major achievement - but spending those decades at the sharp end of policing is rare....
24th November 2015 - Press Release
Picturing the future - it's time to deliver for Dover!
Burlington House is coming down and from its remains will be created the foundations for the Port's Dover Western Docks Revival scheme. The Prince of Wales Pier has been given the green light to temporarily close for redevelopment by Dover District Council (DDC) so that DWDR can move ahead....
24th November 2015 - Press Release
Cruise specialist joins Port of Dover
A business development expert who has worked for one of the world's leading cruise lines has joined the Port of Dover in a drive to bring more ships to the UK and to showcase Kent and Dover as a top-cruise destination....
18th November 2015 - Press Release
Passenger advice following events in France
The Port is advising customers to allow plenty of time to travel via the Port of Dover to Calais and Dunkirk....
17th November 2015 - Press Release
Last call for applications to Port of Dover Community Fund
Community groups and voluntary organisations have until next Friday, November 27 at 5pm to apply to the Port of Dover Community Fund. ...
11th November 2015 - Press Release
Port Police Officer Hailed for Fight Against International Vehicle Crime
PC Ian Thwaites has been hailed for his role in stopping criminal gangs from smuggling stolen vehicles across international borders through the Port of Dover. ...
5th November 2015 - Press Release
Brightest and best encouraged to develop skills in Dover
The Port of Dover has started its latest search for talented local students to join a growing team of young people being nurtured and supported in a maritime-related career....
3rd November 2015 - Press Release
Spirited youngsters compete in Port's Halloween challenge
Some were dripping blood, some were green, others had horns, fangs and claws. But the youngsters who took to Dover seafront on Friday all had one thing in common - smiles....
29th October 2015 - Press Release
Port takes top prize in national heart awards
The Port of Dover has won national recognition for the way it equips and trains staff to deal with cardiac arrest casualties....
20th October 2015 - Press Release
Port handles phenomenal growth following summer disruption in France
The Port of Dover is shaping up to have a record breaking year, despite disruption in the UK this summer caused by the unprecedented industrial action and migration problems in France....
14th October 2015 - Press Release
Experts take in-depth look at tides
Nearly 100 experts from across North West Europe have converged on the Port of Dover at the conclusion of a three-year study into generating green tidal energy....
13th October 2015 - Press Release
Trade and industry leaders call for Government action on Lower Thames Crossing
Bosses from some of the South East's leading transport and trade organisations have called on the Chancellor to make a ruling on the Lower Thames Crossing as a matter of urgency....
13th October 2015 - Press Release
Marina's golden 'thumbs-up' from undercover inspector
An undercover inspector has visited the Port of Dover's marina posing as a customer ... and given the facilities a top standards award as a result....
12th October 2015 - Press Release
Take a half term break - take a Dover ferry
If you and your kids are already feeling down following the end of summer, booking a break for the October half term could be the perfect tonic - and what better way to leave the UK than through the Port of Dover?...
8th October 2015 - Press Release
Discover Dover at this year's MIPIM UK
Property professionals will be able to Discover Dover at this year's MIPIM UK conference as plans for the seafront's regeneration and development build momentum....
7th October 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover joins UK business powerhouse
The Port of Dover has joined the UK's leading business champions in the week the Government put the nation's transport infrastructure at the heart of its plans for building a better Britain....
6th October 2015 - Press Release
Youngsters set for port 'Thriller' this Halloween
Dover's youngsters won't be running away from witches, vampires and zombies this Halloween - they'll be running with them instead....
5th October 2015 - News Articles
P&O Ferries reports highest ever volume of cross-Channel freight traffic in third quarter
P&O Ferries carried more freight between Dover and Calais in the third quarter of the year than ever before in its modern history....
2nd October 2015 - Press Release
Port community at the heart for the world's biggest coffee morning
PSL Freight has led the port's backing for MacMillan Cancer Support's 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning'....
30th September 2015 - Press Release
Historic England recognises Port's commitment to heritage
The public body which looks after England's historic environment has recognised a major Port of Dover restoration project....
25th September 2015 - Press Release
Port's £100,000 cash injection to boost community fund
Port chiefs are pumping even more cash into a community fund which has been backing the people of Dover....
24th September 2015 - Press Release
Is blue the new green - Find out at the final Pro-Tide Conference
A major international conference to investigate ways of harnessing the power of the sea is heading to the Port of Dover next week....
22nd September 2015 - Press Release
Dover is on board for Cruise Week
The UK's second biggest cruise port has thrown its weight behind an international drive to boost the globe-trotting industry. ...
21st September 2015 - Press Release
Community fund is cooking up a treat
Budding chefs, who were trained to cook professional healthy meals on a course financed by the Port of Dover Community Fund, have reaped some tasty rewards....
18th September 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover dispels the myths surrounding Operation Stack
It's been the subject of massive local and national debate and seen miles of the M20 given over to queuing lorries. ...
17th September 2015 - Press Release
Mobile technology helps streamline Europe's busiest passenger port
The Port of Dover is turning to a raft of futuristic traffic sensors to keep billions of pounds of trade and millions of passengers on the move....
17th September 2015 - Press Release
Powerful new business team to champion Dover
A powerful new business group, whose members employ nearly 6,000 people, will fight Dover's corner to boost economic growth. ...
14th September 2015 - Press Release
Dover TAP gets public backing
A traffic management scheme designed to keep Dover clear during peak ferry times has been given public backing at the Port and Community Forum (PCF)....
11th September 2015 - Press Release
EU pumps millions into crucial sea route
A crucial sea crossing linking the UK to mainland Europe has been given a 143million (£104million) cash injection as its importance to EU trade and transport continues to grow....
11th September 2015 - Press Release
Calling all Volunteers for the Shakespeare Beach Clean
Organisations behind a major operation to assess the levels of litter washed ashore by tides and currents are calling for Dover volunteers....
10th September 2015 - Press Release
Port "bowled over" by community backing for Western Docks Revival
Civic leaders have thrown their weight behind the Dover Western Docks Revival project after port chiefs revealed they'd been "taken aback" by objectors....
8th September 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover congratulates P&O Ferries on passenger figures
The Port of Dover has congratulated P&O Ferries after the company revealed the number of passengers crossing the English Channel on its services in August was the highest for any month since 2003....
7th September 2015 - Press Release
TV's Natasha Kaplinsky tells the world about Dover's port
One of the most powerful voices in British industry has chosen the Port of Dover to help highlight the nation's world-beating maritime trade....
7th September 2015 - News Articles
P&O Ferries reports highest number of cross-Channel passengers in August for 12 years
P&O Ferries today reports that the number of passengers crossing the English Channel on its services in August was the highest for any month since 2003. ...
4th September 2015 - News Articles
Great British Beach Clean: 18 to 21 September 2015
Join the UK's biggest beach clean and litter survey, and show our coastline some love....
2nd September 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover Community Regatta - biggest and best yet
The Port of Dover has pledged to bring the community regatta back next year after its biggest and best showing ever....
2nd September 2015 - News Articles
DFDS Seaways: Agreement reached on the Dover-Calais route
DFDS has announced that an agreement between the staff representatives of SCOP-SeaFrance, Eurotunnel and DFDS, concerning the release of the Channel ferries Rodin and Berlioz, was reached with the assistance of the French Transport Minister on Monday August 31....
27th August 2015 - Press Release
Final countdown to flagship festival of family fun at Port of Dover Community Regatta
We are now down to the last few days before Dover's flagship seafront event returns, facilitated by the Port of Dover with a cast list of supporting partners....
25th August 2015 - Press Release
Board Member re-appointments show further confidence in Port
Non-Executive Board Members, Frank Martin and Erik Østergaard, have both been re-appointed to the Dover Harbour Board (DHB) for a further three years. Their new term lasts until mid-2018....
25th August 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover Community Fund: giving local young people hope for the future
A charity, whose goal is to make lasting change for a positive future throughout Dover district, has been awarded £7,500 from the Port of Dover Community Fund....
19th August 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover Community Fund - thrilled to support music related activities in community
The Port of Dover is delighted that Deal Festival of Music and the Arts will benefit from the Port of Dover Community Fund, with a grant worth £10,000....
11th August 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover Community Fund - another community group benefits from the Port's commitment to Dover
Another local community group is celebrating this week after receiving over £9,000 grant from the Port of Dover Community Fund. ...
10th August 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover and its ferry partners deliver one million passengers in five weeks
In the period of just five weeks and despite the ongoing challenges in Calais the Port of Dover, together with its ferry partners, facilitated a journey of one million passengers out of the UK. With over 200,000 cars and 6,000 coaches, the Port of Dover was able to send one million holidaymakers on their way to the Continent between 29th June to the 4th August....
7th August 2015 - News Articles
Highways England Press notice: Details of how freight will be routed to reduce pressure on the M20 in Kent when there is disruption to cross-Channel services was announced by Highways England.
Highways England, in partnership with Kent County Council and Kent Police, have worked together on devising a route to divert certain freight traffic bound for the Port of Dover from the M20 to Manston Airfield in East Kent where it will be held until it can be directed to the Port of Dover (ferry services)....
4th August 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover comments on Government action to alleviate effects of traffic congestion caused by ongoing issues in Calais and at Eurotunnel
The Port of Dover welcomes Government action to alleviate the disruption caused to local residents, holidaymakers and freight operators caused by ongoing disruption in Calais and at Eurotunnel, which resulted in the need for Operation Stack to be implemented. Nevertheless, the Port cautions that a heavy goods vehicle holding area at the former Manston Airport site for Port of Dover bound traffic is neither proven to work nor a permanent solution in itself. ...
4th August 2015 - Press Release
Young prize winner takes VIP port tour and a seal
This week the Port of Dover laid on a special welcome to a local eight-year-old girl, Lyvia Eades, who won the kid's competition at this year's Dover Marina Open Day....
3rd August 2015 - Press Release
National Transport Awards shortlist Port of Dover for Port of the Year accolade
The Port of Dover has been shortlisted for the prestigious 'Port of the Year' award at this year's National Transport Awards. ...
3rd August 2015 - Press Release
Dover Harbour Board Chairman re-appointed
George Jenkins OBE has been re-appointed as Chairman of Dover Harbour Board (DHB), extending his chairmanship until 30 June 2016....
31st July 2015 - Press Release
Port delivers more despite ongoing challenges
Whilst images of vast numbers of freight vehicles waiting on the M20 might give the impression that things are not moving, yesterday the Port of Dover handled almost 8,500 of them, over 3% more than on the same day the previous year....
30th July 2015 - News Articles
Confederation of British Industry (CBI): Responding to Calais disruption
Highlighting the impact to business of the ongoing situation in Calais. ...
28th July 2015 - News Articles
P&O Ferries Update on situation at Calais
IN an update for customers on the situation at Calais, Janette Bell, Commercial Director at P&O Ferries, said: "We are aware of the Foreign Office advice that cross-Channel customers should check with their operator before travelling and would like to make clear that the port of Calais is at present safe and open for business."...
28th July 2015 - Press Release
World's largest wooden sailing ship coming to Dover
A special Port of Dover Community Regatta thank you to our community...
27th July 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover Community Fund - first wave of local projects begin to benefit
An independent panel has selected the first projects that are to benefit from the Port of Dover Community Fund....
26th July 2015 - News Articles
DFDS Seaways services to Port of Calais suspended
Following further action at the Port of Calais affecting its services, DFDS Seaways has currently suspended sailings to Calais until 28th July. It will continue to operate additional services to Dunkerque during the period and customers will be accommodated on the Dunkerque route....
16th July 2015 - News Articles
New freight capacity on English Channel as P&O Ferries boosts fleet for peak summer season
P&O Ferries has acted to meet strong demand in the English Channel ferry market and offer more choice to its customers by bringing a sixth ship back into service on the route....
15th July 2015 - News Articles
DFDS Seaways Open for Business on the Channel with Extra Ferry on Dover-Dunkirk Service
DFDS Seaways is continuing to divert a fourth ship to its Dover-Dunkirk service for the 16th day in a row as ongoing strike action by former MyFerryLink workers continues to prevent the company from operating a full service into Calais. ...
14th July 2015 - Press Release
Turbo tugboat competes in one of the wackiest races in the world
The 'Do Hurry Boys' did the Port of Dover proud on Saturday as they conquered one of the wackiest races in the world....
14th July 2015 - Press Release
imPORTant Safety Day at the Port of Dover
Today, the Port of Dover is holding its first ever multi-agency Port Safety Day. ...
9th July 2015 - Press Release
A20 Traffic Management Measures
The A20 traffic management measures are designed to regulate the flow of port-bound freight traffic and reduce the impact of queueing freight traffic forming through Dover during normal busy periods. When they were first proposed and implemented, the statutory authorities concluded that if and when Operation Stack is implemented, the A20 traffic management measures would be temporarily switched off with the traffic control of those vehicles being subsequently operated from Stack. That has remained the case to date....
6th July 2015 - Press Release
OPEN LETTER FROM CHIEF EXECUTIVE PORT OF DOVER - Why the Port of Dover must keep the nation moving
If anyone was still under the impression that the Port of Dover was a quaint little port on the south east corner of the UK doing ferry trips for holidaymakers or booze cruisers to France, then the past two weeks of disruption have surely shattered that illusion....
3rd July 2015 - News Articles
British Ports Association praises response to Calais disruption to vital trade flows
The British Ports Association very much welcomes the remarkable job carried out by the Port of Dover, the ferry companies and everyone involved both locally and nationally in responding to the disruption caused by the dispute in Calais....
3rd July 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover Community Regatta - change of date
The Port of Dover's commitment to delivering a bigger, better and successful event for Dover has led it, in consultation with its partners, to take the positive decision to change the date of the Port of Dover Community Regatta, moving it to the August Bank Holiday weekend....
2nd July 2015 - Press Release
Minister sees scale of impact of industrial action on key transport corridor
The Ports and Shipping Minister, Robert Goodwill MP, has today travelled through Kent to the Port of Dover in order to see first hand the scale of disruption caused by ongoing industrial action in France....
25th June 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover signs major contract for Dover Western Docks Revival project
Having committed itself to transforming the Western Docks with a new cargo terminal supported by an exciting waterfront development and potential marina, the Port of Dover has taken another major step forward following the signing of an agreement....
24th June 2015 - Press Release
Industrial action in Port of Calais: local road traffic management update
Due to the on-going exceptional circumstances in the Port of Calais and following consultation with our partners, including Kent Police and Highways England, it has been agreed to temporarily suspend the new traffic management system. Operation Stack has been implemented on the M20 until the industrial action ceases and the backlog of freight traffic is cleared....
12th June 2015 - Press Release
Port supports customers on vital trade route
The Port of Dover is adding its support to haulage customers and their trade bodies who are calling for more to be done in dealing with the increasingly concerning impact on them from the migrant situation in Calais....
10th June 2015 - Press Release
When the biggest met the best
The largest cruise ship ever to call at Dover arrived for its inaugural visit this morning, with the world-renowned White Cliffs of Dover being silhouetted by the majestic cruiser as it came into Dover Cruise Port. ...
9th June 2015 - Press Release
New facilities are a clear reflection of high standards
Motis Freight Clearance and Truckstop Facility within the Port of Dover has opened a new truck wash dedicated to all types of commercial vehicles, including trucks, vans and coaches. Prices start from £18.00....
8th June 2015 - Press Release
Port statement regarding DFDS deal with Eurotunnel
The Port of Dover is aware that DFDS has submitted a binding offer to Eurotunnel for the charter or purchase of the ferries Rodin and Berlioz with an effective date of 2 July 2015 based on terms and conditions agreed with Eurotunnel. The Port has been following closely the developments with MyFerryLink as various rulings on its future have played out over a considerable period of time...
4th June 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover re-accredited for quality
High quality service and standards at the Port of Dover have once again been acknowledged with the Port being re-accredited with the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2008 standard for its Quality Management System....
4th June 2015 - Press Release
Cruise into Dover and sail into a world of possibilities
The cruise season is now well underway at the UK's second busiest cruise port and with 200,000 passengers arriving each year on a host of luxury cruise liners. The Port of Dover is busy ensuring that the service its cruise passengers receive is as world class as the iconic White Cliffs of Dover that greet them as they approach the Port....
29th May 2015 - Press Release
Future logistics professionals learn from the experts at Dover
The Port of Dover has welcomed future logistics professionals from the University of Greenwich as part of its on-going partnership with the University's MA in Logistics Transport and Supply Chain Management Consultancy programme....
21st May 2015 - Press Release
Major Fun for minor travellers
When the school gates finally close for this month's half-term it will signal the start of major decisions for parents across the UK on how to entertain the children. By taking a short break or day trip from the Port of Dover to France you'll find scores of things you can do with the kids and many of them within easy reach of Calais....
19th May 2015 - Press Release
Port's pension scheme wins national award for being the best
The Port's vision is to be the best port in the world for the benefit of its customers and community, but it also works hard to be the best employer too....
13th May 2015 - Press Release
Turbo tugboat gets there in a hurry boys!
The Port of Dover is usually known to be at the forefront of managing and operating one of the busiest Roll on-Roll off (Ro-Ro) terminals in the world, but staff at Europe's busiest ferry port have decided to volunteer their spare time and assemble a crack team to build and race a vehicle at this year's Red Bull Soapbox Race....
11th May 2015 - Press Release
Port continues to invest in local young people
The Port of Dover has been on the search for the latest local addition to the team of young people being nurtured and supported in a port-related career at Dover....
8th May 2015 - Press Release
New traffic management measures show their worth
Powerful winds and operational issues affecting Eurotunnel failed to cause the extent of traffic challenges in Dover that have previously been seen when such issues combine as the new traffic management measures currently being assessed showed their worth....
6th May 2015 - Press Release
Workshop shows Port and community pulling in same direction
The Port of Dover has hosted the most positive community workshop yet regarding its flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) project....
5th May 2015 - News Articles
NaVCIS: Joint police operation recovers stolen vehicles and brings offenders to justice
A nationwide multi-agency police operation has disrupted criminal groups as part of an initiative to prevent stolen vehicles being exported through ports from the UK....
1st May 2015 - News Articles
A20 Dover Traffic Assessment Information
New traffic management measures are currently being assessed on the A20 on its approach to the Port of Dover. They are being used to regulate the flow of traffic on the A20 when the Port is especially busy and reduce the likelihood of queuing traffic forming on the A20 through Dover. ...
30th April 2015 - News Articles
Dover Western Docks Revival Workshop
Public Workshop Tuesday 5th May 2015, From 5:30-7:30PM Cruise Terminal 2, Western Docks...
27th April 2015 - Press Release
Port gets real over delivering catalyst for Dover's regeneration
The Port of Dover has just delivered a record year with over 2.4 million freight vehicles handling goods worth an estimated £100 billion on behalf of UK plc....
24th April 2015 - Press Release
Ongoing transformation of the Port of Dover keeps the UK economy moving
Customers travelling through the Port of Dover will now have a new experience when they arrive to Europe's busiest ferry port, thanks to the demolition of the Outward Vehicle Deck (OVD) as part of the transformational multi-million pound Traffic Management Improvement (TMI) project....
24th April 2015 - Press Release
Push the boat out and join us for Dover Marina Open Day
On Saturday 16th May, Dover Marina Open Day returns to provide a marine-focused family event, to provide both budding mariners and those already enjoying the fantastic community benefits of sailing at the Port's award-winning marina....
22nd April 2015 - Press Release
Land and Sea Exhibition brings Port and community together to celebrate a shared maritime heritage
The first ever Land and Sea Exhibition has been hailed a success after over 100 local people attended the weekend of events. The Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club (RCPYC), working together with the Port of Dover, showcased rarely seen artworks from the Port's art collection whilst Dover Arts Development (DAD) ran free watercolour workshops. ...
22nd April 2015 - Press Release
HRH The Princess Royal sees a shared maritime vision in action
The Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club (RCPYC) and the Port of Dover are honoured to have welcomed HRH The Princess Royal to Dover in her capacity as President of the Royal Yachting Association....
21st April 2015 - Press Release
Assessment of new A20 traffic management measures - what to expect
New traffic management measures are currently being assessed on the A20 on its approach to the Port of Dover. They are being used to regulate the flow of traffic on the A20 when the Port is especially busy and reduce the likelihood of queuing traffic forming on the A20 through Dover. Ultimately, the assessment is being undertaken in order to find a solution to address the impact that the growing economy is having on the Port's customers and the local community....
13th April 2015 - News Articles
Annual Consultative Meeting of Dover Harbour Board
Monday 18th May 2015. Doors open at 5pm Cruise Terminal 1, Western Docks, Dover ...
8th April 2015 - Press Release
Port's community spirit sails into action
Thousands of people enjoyed it and thousands of pounds were raised on the day, but last year's Port of Dover Community Regatta continues to have a lasting effect in bringing the Port and community together by nurturing the sailing skills of local young people....
2nd April 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover launches new travel news twitter account for customers and community
If you are using the Port of Dover this year then sign up to its new travel news twitter account and make your journey to the Port as hassle-free as possible....
31st March 2015 - Press Release
Land and Sea Exhibition of rarely seen Port of Dover artworks
The Royal Cinque Port's Yacht Club (RCPYC) and the Port of Dover are delighted to announce a new collaboration with the launch of an exhibition of rarely seen artworks from the Port of Dover's collection entitled "Land and Sea". ...
31st March 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover announces viewing dates for Dove of Peace sculpture
The Port of Dover has announced dates when the iconic sculpture, the Dove of Peace, by Anthony Heywood, which was unveiled at a ceremony in Cruise Terminal 1 at the end of last year, will be available to view. ...
31st March 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover Race Festival triggers the starting pistol for the race to regeneration
The Port of Dover Race Festival saw runners from across the country achieve incredible personal goals for charity within a welcoming community atmosphere at the weekend....
30th March 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover hails local innovation at Dover Area Young Enterprise Final
Sir Roger Manwood's school has triumphed at the Dover Area final of the 2014/15 Young Enterprise Company Programme with its company 'Horizon', and will now go on to represent the Dover Area at the Kent final on 30 April 2015 at Oakwood House, Maidstone....
30th March 2015 - News Articles
Open Letter from Chief Executive, Port of Dover regarding Shakespeare Beach
The suggestion that Shakespeare Beach is the dirtiest beach in Kent came from a recent survey by the Marine Conservation Society conducted on one day last September. The idea that the beach is dirty purely because of wet wipes is untrue and yet another example of how we seem to be 'doing ourselves down' on a regular basis in this country....
26th March 2015 - News Articles
Changes to road layout along the A20 in Dover
Work to change the way that traffic approaches the Port of Dover will begin next week....
26th March 2015 - News Articles
Living in historic Dover with one eye on european adventure
If the world of property is all about location, location, location, then the Grade II Regency apartments available to rent from the Port of Dover could not offer a better view of the sea or the enticing coast of France from your own home....
25th March 2015 - Press Release
Easter a short hop away from Dover
More than 225,000 passengers are expected to pass through the Port of Dover for the start of this year's Easter getaway - making Dover the gateway of choice to mainland Europe....
16th March 2015 - Press Release
More sparkle promised at this year's Port of Dover Community Regatta
We promised you a bigger and better event last year and our commitment to deliver even more for Dover continues this year with the addition of a new evening event for the Port of Dover Community Regatta, culminating in a grand fireworks finale over the harbour!...
12th March 2015 - Press Release
Introduction of Government-imposed Exit Checks at Port of Dover
The UK Government has introduced Exit Checks at all ports, airports and Eurotunnel effective from April 2015. ...
4th March 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover supports National Ferry Fortnight
As Europe's busiest ferry port, the Port of Dover is delighted to support National Ferry Fortnight, which runs from 2nd to 15th March 2015. ...
3rd March 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover continues with University partnership
This week, the Port of Dover hosted 14 logistics students from Kent Business School (KBS) - part of the University of Kent - continuing the Port's Youth Engagement Scheme (YES) and its ongoing relationship with the KBS logistics department. The students, who are currently studying for an MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management, visited to see how Europe's busiest ferry port operates and understand how Dover's cargo terminal contributes to 25% of the UK's bananas joining the onward supply chain....
25th February 2015 - Press Release
Port Moving Forward with Regeneration in South East
The new Dover Western Docks Revival Marketing Suite was officially opened on 25th February 2015 by George Jenkins OBE, Chairman of Dover Harbour Board and Tim Waggott, Chief Executive of the Port of Dover, to support this major regeneration project for the Port of Dover. ...
17th February 2015 - News Articles
MOTIS Invests £1million to the development of Dover
Motis, the freight services specialist that took over the Freight Services Agency (FSA) within the Port of Dover at the end of 2012, is investing £1million to the development of the site, creating additional employment in the process....
10th February 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover recognised for its work with the Community
The Port of Dover has been shortlisted in the Overall Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category for this year's National Corporate Social Responsibility Awards. ...
4th February 2015 - Press Release
A20 junction improvements postponed to ensure right traffic solution for Dover
The Port of Dover and its partners have been dealing with large volumes of traffic as a result of record demand for ferry services through the Port, linked to growth in the UK economy. ...
2nd February 2015 - News Articles
Port of Dover Weighs in with New Procedures
Freight vehicles using the Port of Dover from Tuesday 3 February 2015 will no longer have to stop for weighing before ferry boarding....
28th January 2015 - Press Release
EU funding recognises the ports of Dover and Calais as vital to UK-European trade
With record freight traffic volumes currently being handled between Dover and Calais following phenomenal growth of 20% over the past two years, the need for investment in additional capacity and resilience has become ever more pressing....
21st January 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover Community Fund NOW OPEN!
The Port of Dover is delighted to announce that the Port of Dover Community Fund is now open for applications....
20th January 2015 - News Articles
UK Ferry Industry Adds Another Million Passengers in 2014
Annual 2014 figures show continued growth of passengers , cars and coaches...
20th January 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover Remains Resilient
Passengers stranded by the problems with Eurotunnel over the weekend were offered a safe alternative to reaching their destinations by the Port of Dover and its world renowned and reliable ferry services. ...
9th January 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover response to MyFerryLink ruling
Today's decision by the Competition Appeal Tribunal will be carefully examined whilst the Port works to maintain an effective ferry operation for its customers and seeks to minimise negative impacts for the community of Dover....
8th January 2015 - Press Release
Dover Harbour Board seeks further modernising powers
Dover Harbour Board have today advertised a Harbour Revision Order (HRO) seeking further modernising powers....
5th January 2015 - Press Release
Port of Dover celebrates record-breaking freight boom
The Port of Dover has just recorded its busiest ever year for freight with 2.42 million freight vehicles handled in 2014. That is a phenomenal growth story of 9.7% compared with the previous year and is 2.5% higher than the previous record of 2.36 million set in 2007....
31st December 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover makes its mark
Dover is the port of choice for more than 25 individual cruise lines and 250,000 passengers annually who can relax and sail away knowing that the Port has once again been awarded the Park Mark® Award for safe, secure car parking....
29th December 2014 - Press Release
Dover Marina retains top 5 Gold Anchors award
Dover Marina has once again been re-accredited for '5 Gold Anchors Award' after its recent assessment by The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA). The Gold Anchor Award Scheme is one of the highest accolades in recognising quality of service and has been auditing marinas throughout the world for over 25 years....
23rd December 2014 - Press Release
Dove of Peace brings Port and community together
The iconic sculpture, the Dove of Peace, by Anthony Heywood, has been unveiled at a moving and spectacular public event at the Port of Dover. Taking place in the presence of The Viscount De L'Isle MBE, Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, the Dove was dramatically revealed amidst singing, smoke and searchlights....
19th December 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover goes to town
What better way to say Merry Christmas to the local community than handing over the initial cheque to launch the Port of Dover Community Fund....
19th December 2014 - Press Release
Record freight volumes at Dover
The Port of Dover recorded its highest levels of freight traffic since 2007 with throughput in 2014 reaching 2,368,182 vehicles as of Wednesday 16 December 2014. As the Port handles £89bn worth of trade each year, traffic is expected to maintain the present rate of increase between now and the end of the year, meaning 2014 will be a record breaking 12 months for the Port with a total in excess of 2.4 million freight vehicles....
19th December 2014 - Press Release
Christmas reminds us of the importance of being together
A personal message from Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover...
15th December 2014 - Press Release
Kick-start 2015 with Port of Dover Race Festival
Thinking of your New Year's resolutions and ways of getting fit after Christmas? Europe's busiest ferry port is challenging runners and those looking for fun to come to Dover's award-winning esplanade and Prince of Wales Pier for next year's Port of Dover Race Festival 2015, taking place on 27-29 March. The Port of Dover is encouraging novice and experienced runners to sign up to run in aid of The Brathay Trust charity for its second multi-race event....
12th December 2014 - Press Release
Green Week - promoting a positive environmental culture in Dover
177 million tonnes of waste is generated every year in England alone. The Port of Dover has sought to play its part in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and 2013 was the first year in which 100% landfill avoidance was achieved for the Port's general waste stream. Europe's busiest ferry port also continues to cut its emissions, including recording a extraordinary 25% in carbon reductions since 2006....
10th December 2014 - Press Release
New Appointments bring Port and Community closer
Dover Harbour Board is delighted to announce the appointment in the New Year of Samantha Parker and Neil Wiggins as the first Community Directors to join the Board in 2015. These new appointments strengthen the links between the Port of Dover and the community at the start of what will be a momentous period of regeneration for both the area and one of the world's most recognised ports....
9th December 2014 - Press Release
Local skills agreement for Dover signed
The Port of Dover and East Kent College have signed an important agreement, which will see them strengthen the local economy and deliver exciting career prospects for young people in Dover....
5th December 2014 - Press Release
Port's Contractor Safety Forum delivers industry best practice
The Port of Dover has welcomed over 30 professionals to the Port's first ever Contractor Safety Forum. The event, organised by the Port of Dover and held at Cruise Terminal 2, provided contractors and Port staff with an opportunity to explore some of the latest developments on key health and safety issues at the Port, as well as to network and share best practice....
2nd December 2014 - Press Release
Historic crane restoration gives heritage trail a lift
The historic Fairbairn Hand Cranked Crane, built in 1868 to serve the shipwrights who had workshops around the Wellington Dock in the Dover's Western Docks, has been lovingly restored by the Port of Dover. This is as part of its work together with the community to restore, promote and celebrate Dover's many heritage assets, including those associated with the Port. The aim is to create a Bluebird Heritage Trail that will appeal to the community and visitors alike in making Dover a destination of choice....
2nd December 2014 - Press Release
Dover determined to keep UK plc running this Winter
No matter what the weather throws at Dover, the Port has gained an enviable reputation for keeping going when other forms of transport find it a hard slog. Whether it turns out to be a white, wet or windy winter, the Port's dedicated staff will be working around the clock to ensure it's business as usual for customers at Europe's busiest ferry port....
1st December 2014 - Press Release
Port's investment will help unlock Britain's economic potential
The Port of Dover is delighted that its scheme to enhance junctions on the A20 in Dover has today been highlighted as one of the key investment schemes by the Government in unlocking Britain's economic potential....
21st November 2014 - Press Release
New Facility Hails Ongoing Port Transformation
The Port of Dover's new Inbound Tourist Control Facility was officially unveiled by Sir Charles Montgomery, Director General of Border Force, at a ceremony held at the Port's Eastern Docks on Thursday 20 November 2014....
11th November 2014 - Press Release
Strong growth figures buoy Port of Dover
The link between the Port of Dover and the Chancellor, George Osborne, might not seem an obvious one, but the latest figures for the Port are more than a reflection of the state of the UK economy and should be seen as an ideal barometer to measure how well the country's economy is performing in real terms. ...
11th November 2014 - Press Release
Dover offers a fast Winter Getaway this year
The start of winter signals the ideal time to get away with skiers, partygoers and Christmas travellers looking to use Europe's busiest ferry port as their preferred departure point this year either by car, coach or on foot. ...
10th November 2014 - Press Release
Port in re-union with Dover Rugby Football Club
The Rugby World Cup is only months away and as England looks to its young stars to bring national success, the Port of Dover has just agreed another three-year sponsorship deal with Dover Rugby Football Club (DRFC) following the partnership's success in developing grass roots rugby for the young people of Dover....
6th November 2014 - News Articles
Community giving
Port community funds can create a real impact by supporting local charities and organisations. Felicity Landon reports. ...
17th October 2014 - Press Release
Minister sees positive vision of the future alongside world class Port of Dover operation
The team at the Port of Dover was delighted to welcome Minister of State for Transport, the Rt Hon John Hayes MP, for a tour of the Port and discussions on how the UK's busiest port is undergoing major development whilst delivering record volumes of freight traffic as the economy continues to grow....
17th October 2014 - News Articles
Port of Dover Statement on Ebola
The recent decision by the Government to screen for Ebola at certain major UK gateways is a direct response to the current crisis in West Africa. Whilst the Government says the risk to the UK is very low, the Port of Dover will support whatever measures the Government deems appropriate for the Port to ensure it remains a secure place for everyone travelling in and out of the UK. ...
13th October 2014 - Press Release
Port celebrates new powers to deliver for Dover
Celebrating a landmark achievement in the rich and varied history of the Port of Dover, the Dover Harbour Board is delighted to confirm the Marine Management Organisation has approved the Board's application (through a Harbour Revision Order) for additional powers....
13th October 2014 - News Articles
Port of Dover Bursary Scheme
Are you aged between 16 and 24? Live in Dover? Due to start a degree course in September 2015? Then this bursary scheme could provide you with valuable funding and potential career opportunities. ...
9th October 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover commits £¼ million to launch community fund
The Port of Dover is delighted to announce that it has committed £¼ million to launch the community fund....
2nd October 2014 - Press Release
Appointment of new Head of Marine Operations
The Port of Dover is delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Masters as the new Head of Marine Operations. ...
30th September 2014 - Press Release
Dover Harbour Board's biggest ever investment in Dover starts now
A momentous day for the future of the Port and the fulfilment of a promise to deliver for Dover, today Dover Harbour Board has agreed to move forward on the first substantial phase of works to transform the Port through its Dover Western Docks Revival project....
30th September 2014 - Press Release
Community Director
Dover Harbour Board has announced that it is delighted with the recent interview process in respect of an upcoming non-executive Board role....
29th September 2014 - News Articles
Report outlines 'masterplans' for ports
A report from the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC) provides a guide for the preparation of 'masterplans' for existing ports....
23rd September 2014 - Press Release
Dover Harbour Board Chairman reappointment gives confidence and certainty
Dover Harbour Board (DHB) is delighted to announce that George Jenkins OBE has been reappointed as Chairman. ...
22nd September 2014 - News Articles
Ferry passenger figures maintain growth momentum over the summer
London, 22 September 2014: Passengers travelling in their own cars have continued to be attracted by the ferry operators this year, with UK figures* released today by industry body Discover Ferries, showing a year-to-date growth in 2014 of 2.6% in ferry passengers in the 8 months to end-August, compared to the same period last year....
16th September 2014 - News Articles
Port of Dover joins RCPYC in funding bid
The Port of Dover is supporting the Royal Cinque Ports Yacht Club (RCPYC) in promoting a funding bid to Sport England....
16th September 2014 - Press Release
Port supports community role in national Beachwatch Big Weekend
The Port of Dover is sponsoring the annual Shakespeare Beach survey and beach clean as part of the Marine Conservation Society's (MCS) Beachwatch Big Weekend. Organised by the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership, the organisations will be jointly carrying out a marine litter survey and clean-up on Sunday 21st September....
14th September 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover Exercise
The major live multi-agency exercise has successfully concluded. The Port re-opened at 0435hrs on Sunday 14th September 2014....
11th September 2014 - Press Release
A New Community Fund For Dover
The Port of Dover is working hard to establish a new community fund for Dover but would like your ideas to help make it really effective....
8th September 2014 - Press Release
Dover farewell to Holland America Lines' cruise ship Ryndam
Holland America Line cruise ship Ryndam and its passengers were given a fond farewell with the Port of Dover's tugs saluting its valued customer with water cannons as the ship departed for the last time.....
1st September 2014 - Press Release
Passenger Surprise at Dover Ferry Port
2.3 million tourist passengers passed through the Port of Dover this summer, making it a fantastic year for Europe's leading ferry port with 2.5% extra passengers using the ferry services compared to last year....
27th August 2014 - Press Release
Further Steps Towards Community Director Appointment
In accordance with the published timetable, the panel met at the Port of Dover on 26 August to review what were acknowledged by all present to be 27 high quality applications for the recently advertised non-executive Community Director role on the Dover Harbour Board. ...
22nd August 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover breaks new ground
It was out with the old to prepare to bring in the new when Dover MP Charlie Elphicke stood alongside Dover Harbour Board Chairman, George Jenkins OBE, and Chief Executive, Tim Waggott, on Friday 22 August. All three were there to start the demolition of the old Seacat berth at the former hoverport - the first physical step in the major revival plan for the Port....
14th August 2014 - News Articles
Kent: So close to London, so much to discover
Simon Calder explores the delights of England's Garden in the south-easternmost corner of Britain, now only a swift rail ride away...
31st July 2014 - Press Release
It's easy to see that summer starts at the Port of Dover!
More than 250,000 passengers sailed to mainland Europe from the Port of Dover at the start of the summer holidays on Dover's luxury ferries....
30th July 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover Community Regatta-bigger and better event delivered for Dover
Thousands of people enjoyed it and thousands of pounds were raised on a day that saw a maritime celebration of Dover, its community and its Port complemented by exciting displays on land and in the air....
9th July 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover set new record for export freight vehicles
A record number of freight vehicles departed on services through the Port of Dover yesterday, reaching numbers not seen since before the recession...
8th July 2014 - Press Release
Tour de France sees Port put on Tour de Force
Resilient Port of Dover put on its own yellow jersey yesterday as the number one cross-Channel port helped the Tour de France on its way from the UK to France whilst at the same time leading stranded Eurotunnel passengers across the Channel....
30th June 2014 - Press Release
Workshop Agrees Route to First Community Director
On Friday 27 June representatives of the Dover Harbour Board Nomination Committee met with elected representatives of the community and the independently chaired Port and Community Forum and Port Users' Group to debate the process for appointing the very first Community member of Dover Harbour Board (DHB). ...
18th June 2014 - News Articles
Ramsgate port 'on verge of bankruptcy' as income falls
Ramsgate port is "teetering on bankruptcy" after income fell by £1.73m in a year, a Kent councillor has said....
18th June 2014 - News Articles
Ferry operators issue warning over new fuel rules
Shipping companies face paying £300 million more for fuel next year because they have not been given enough time to comply with new European Union regulations on sulphur emissions, industry leaders have warned....
17th June 2014 - News Articles
UK inflation rate falls to 1.5% in May
Lower fares for flights helped to push the rate of inflation down to its lowest level in four-and-a-half years in May....
17th June 2014 - News Articles
Cruise industry contributes £2.5 billion to UK economy
The cruise industry's contribution to the British economy grew substantially in 2013, as did the number of UK jobs it supports, according to a report released today by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)....
16th June 2014 - News Articles
£1 billion boost to local economy through cruise ports
Figures released show a big rise in cruise passengers using the regions ports over the last year, contributing more than £1 billion to the local economy for the first time....
12th June 2014 - Press Release
Stay safe this summer
The Port wishes its community and visitors a very happy and safe summer. ...
5th June 2014 - Press Release
Port applies for powers to deliver a great future for customers and community
A key milestone has arrived today with the submission by Dover Harbour Board of a Harbour Revision Order (HRO) to Government in order to increase its powers and deliver on its firm commitment to play a major role in the regeneration of both port and town....
2nd June 2014 - Press Release
Port supports local business as new Patron of Kent Channel Chamber of Commerce
At the time when its Chief Executive is engaging local businesses in further developing the shared vision for Dover Western Docks Revival, the Port of Dover is delighted to announce that it has become a Patron of the Kent Channel Chamber of Commerce....
27th May 2014 - Press Release
Greenwich Students learn from Port Experts
This month, the Port of Dover hosted 24 students from University of Greenwich as part of an on-going and successful four-year partnership. The students, who are currently studying for an MA in Logistics Transport and Supply Chain Management Consultancy, visited the Port during the month on two occasions to work on a project which looked at Ro-Ro market conditions and scenarios at the Port of Dover. ...
22nd May 2014 - Press Release
Dover Harbour Board - Executive Member Appointment
Dover Harbour Board is delighted to announce that Shaun Pottage has been appointed as the second Executive Member of the Dover Harbour Board with immediate effect....
20th May 2014 - Press Release
Community Director
Dover Harbour Board today announces it will commence a process to appoint its first Community Director....
7th May 2014 - Press Release
Shared vision for port and town continues to develop
Members of the Port and Community Forum are due to gather today (7th May) to consider feedback from the recent Dover Western Docks Revival public workshop at Cruise Terminal 2, to which over 100 members of the local community attended....
7th May 2014 - Press Release
Dover Marina Open Day
Back by popular demand, Dover Marina Open Day returns on Saturday 17th May to provide both budding mariners and those already enjoying the fantastic community benefits of sailing at the Port's award-winning marina with the chance to try something new....
2nd May 2014 - Press Release
Port sees growth over key Easter period
The timing of Easter might ebb and flow like the tides, but what is clear is that the flow of tourist customers choosing Europe's busiest ferry port is growing as the Port of Dover's work to transform customer service continues....
30th April 2014 - Press Release
Commitment to community and training sees Port of Dover shortlisted
An ongoing commitment to the local community and the development of a skilled local workforce has seen the Port of Dover shortlisted as finalist in two categories in the county's leading business awards....
30th April 2014 - Press Release
Key point in Port transformation arrives with closure of Travel Centre
The Port of Dover's Travel Centre, the building that has welcomed millions of passengers to Europe's busiest ferry port for the past 30 years, is to close at 8pm on 30th April 2014....
16th April 2014 - Press Release
Archbishop shares in 'stirring vision for Port and town'
The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, has today visited the Port of Dover to see the transformation taking place at one of the UK's key international gateways....
11th April 2014 - Press Release
BRIDGE strengthens links between Dover and Calais
With freight traffic between Dover and Calais expected to rise by 40% by 2030, the importance of strengthening the route between the two independent ports is currently the focus of cross-Channel collaboration and major investment. ...
9th April 2014 - Press Release
Port Welcomes Minister to Dover
The Port of Dover has welcomed the visit of Shipping & Ports Minister Stephen Hammond, who has today set out his plan for the Port of Dover to continue as a Trust Port....
1st April 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover's contribution to UK and European economy confirmed
Proof that the Port of Dover is a national asset-and crucial to the performance of the Kent economy-has been demonstrated by an economic impact survey....
28th March 2014 - Press Release
Call for Port Dashers - The Port of Dover Community Regatta needs you!
The sun is beginning to shine, the temperature is warming up and 26 July 2014, the date of the Port of Dover Community Regatta, is coming up fast. Interest is building and Port Dash teams are coming on-board, so make sure you secure your place before it is too late!...
25th March 2014 - Press Release
Cruise Season 2014
Even more cruise lines will call this year as the Port of Dover's 2014 cruise season gets under way this week....
25th March 2014 - Press Release
Running a charitable weekend on Dover seafront
On the weekend of Saturday 29th March and Sunday 30th March 2014, the Port of Dover is supporting a charitable running festival on Dover seafront. ...
18th March 2014 - Press Release
Port welcomes new recruits full of determination and dedication
The Port of Dover has welcomed four new Port of Dover Police Officers to Europe's busiest international ferry port as they commit to playing their part in meeting the Port's vision of becoming the best port in the world for the benefit of customers and the community....
17th March 2014 - Press Release
Kentish hamper winner is a very satisfactory result all round
The winner is from Kent and he received a hamper made from Kentish produce supplied by a Kentish caterer for completing a questionnaire at Kent's number one cruise port....
17th March 2014 - Press Release
Young Enterprise Dover District Area Final 2014
The Port of Dover, long standing major supporter of the Young Enterprise Company Programme in Dover District, is proud to announce that the area final will take place at Astor College for the Arts on Tuesday 25th March 2014 at 5pm....
11th March 2014 - Press Release
Buckinghamshire New University pays a flying visit to the Port of Dover
The Port of Dover became an airport for the day last Friday as final year students from Buckinghamshire New University visited to find out about the similarities between running a busy airport and managing Europe's busiest international ferry port. ...
11th March 2014 - News Articles
Port of Dover supports National Ferry Fortnight
The Port of Dover is delighted to support National Ferry Fortnight, which runs from 15th to 29th March 2014. ...
5th March 2014 - Press Release
Dover's Bluebird Heritage Trail takes flight
A sub-group of the independently chaired Port and Community Forum (PCF) has been moving into action to produce a new Bluebird Heritage Trail for Dover. The group has been looking at how such a trail could include the incredible number of historic gems, including those in the Port, that Dover has to offer....
24th February 2014 - Press Release
Port plans widely welcomed as progress is being made to deliver the shared vision
Proposals from Dover Harbour Board to develop a new multi-million pound cargo terminal have been widely welcomed by local residents and businesses in the town, signing up to the shared vision....
23rd February 2014 - Press Release
Channel Dash Memorial-keeping Dover's important memories alive
Whilst the Dover Straits are today synonymous with the movement of cross-Channel ferry traffic between Europe's busiest international ferry port and the Continent, 72 years ago the Straits represented a narrow divide between Great Britain and occupied Europe. The Port of Dover is extremely mindful of the extraordinary wartime heritage that exists in Dover, much of it associated with the role of the Port itself. ...
12th February 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover Community Regatta - Bigger and Better
Whilst we all wait for the winter wind and rain to pass, here's some summer fun to look forward to. We said that the Port of Dover Community Regatta would return bigger and better and that is what we are going to deliver on July 26, 2014....
11th February 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover Expertise Goes Global
The Port of Dover, together with its international partners Mott MacDonald and Buchan Group, is delighted to announce that it has been successful in securing a significant contract to guide the major future development of three ports managed by Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd (TIPC)....
6th February 2014 - Press Release
Dock rock-how new groynes will secure a quality beach
Having withstood the elements for many years, the seafront groynes are to be replaced and upgraded with the highest quality of rock groynes in order to provide the best beach protection and frontage for Dover's community. ...
3rd February 2014 - Press Release
Dover Western Docks Revival-the Board's Vision
Bringing the Future Forward Today ...
21st January 2014 - Press Release
Port and Community Forum Elects Popular Independent Chairman
The Port and Community Forum (PCF), the group that is seeking renewed, positive and vibrant community engagement with the Port, has elected Derek Leach as its first ever independent Chairman following an anonymous ballot....
21st January 2014 - Press Release
New Independent Chairman and Vice Chairman Elected for Port Users Group
The newly formed Port Users Group (PUG) has elected its first Independent Chairman and Vice-Chairman as the Port's determination to transform the way in which it listens and consults with its key customers and Port users takes a further step....
8th January 2014 - Press Release
Port of Dover posts best traffic figures since 2009
The Port of Dover has just posted its best year-end traffic figures for freight vehicles since 2009, recording an impressive rise of 13% in 2013....

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