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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 Jun 2018
Golf day raises over £9,000 for Donations with a Difference
The team delivering the Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development - VSBW, a joint venture comprising VolkerStevin and Boskalis Westminster - teed off and raised more...

11th Jun 2018
Dover Cruise - May Highlights
May was an exciting and busy month for Dover Cruise with a total of 25 calls. ...

4th Jun 2018
Port of Dover awards major contract for new Dover Marina Control Building
In another milestone for the Port of Dover's Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development, local-Kent-based contractor WW Martin Ltd has been awarded the contract to design and build the new Do...

31st May 2018
Traffic, ships, sea, and storms - How port's Engineering Team keep crucial docks running
A crucial maintenance programme to overhaul ferry berth ED9 is underway in the port of Dover's Eastern Docks to ensure the continued safe docking of ferries carrying up to 17% or £122 billi...

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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