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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.

With around 200,000 cars and some 4,000 coaches expected from Friday 18 December through to Sunday 3 January, the busiest time is expected to be Saturday 19 December, with about 80,000 customers heading off for Christmas on a single day.

Tim Waggott, Chief Executive of the Port of Dover, said:  “We will be working hard with our ferry operator partners to get all of our customers on their way for a well-deserved Christmas break. Thank you to everyone who have chosen the Port of Dover as their gateway of choice this year.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

  • The port handles 13 million passengers, 2.5 million freight vehicles and £100 billion of UK/European trade.
  • The port supports 22,000 jobs, many of which are in the local community.
  • It has a shared vision to protect and enhance short and long term port capacity for the nation while delivering the catalyst for the regeneration of Dover

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