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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 Jul 2017
Summer Getaway Travel Advice
With the school holidays fast approaching, ports and airports around the country will be busy with the summer getaway....

19th Jul 2017
Move over Banksy... harbour hoardings win national art recognition
Dover's latest outdoor artwork has been given a national 'thumbs up'... but this one was painted by youngsters, not Banksy....

5th Jul 2017
'English Channel freight volumes in first half of year were highest ever' says P&O Ferries
P&O Ferries carried more freight across the English Channel in the first six months of 2017 than in any first half of the year in its modern history....

28th Jun 2017
President of the Institution of Civil Engineers hails Dover Western Docks Revival as 'essential'
The President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Professor Tim Broyd has witnessed first-hand the importance of the Port of Dover to national and local economic prosperity on a special ...

Goodwin Sands Aggregate Dredging Environmental Statement:
Volume I, Volume II, Volume IIIFurther Information and the Marine Licence Application
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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