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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 England 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?

16th May 2019
Port of Dover Cargo to make its Breakbulk Europe debut
The Port's Cargo team will be showcasing it's unrivalled cargo terminal facilities in Bremen, Germany for the first time next week, at the world's largest event for cargo specialists....

14th May 2019
Princess Cruises' Pacific Princess wins Port of Dover award for environmental performance
The Port of Dover is pleased to announce that Princess Cruises' Pacific Princess has won its Safety Environment Awareness SEA Award for 2018....

7th May 2019
Annual Consultative Meeting
Dover Harbour Board's Annual Consultative Meeting will take place on Monday 20th May at 6pm (doors open for refreshments at 5.30pm) in the Best Western Plus Dover Marina Hotel & Spa....

1st May 2019
Marine Civils Contractor for Port's Dover Western Docks Revival development receive Gold Award from Considerate Constructors Scheme
From the outset in January 2017, and as part of their contractual requirements, VSBW, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster, were committed to running a safe, considera...

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
Tel: +44 (0) 1304 240400 Fax: +44 (0) 1304 240465
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