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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 Apr 2016
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 Apr 2016
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 Apr 2016
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 ...

24th Mar 2016
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....

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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