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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?

3rd Jul 2015
British Ports Association praises response to Calais disruption to vital trade flows
The British Ports Association very much welcomes the remarkable job carried out by the Port of Dover, the ferry companies and everyone involved both locally and nationally in responding to the di...

3rd Jul 2015
International gateway open for business, despite ongoing disruption at Port of Calais
Following a sustained period of industrial action in France which commenced at 1420 BST on 29th June, the Port of Dover remains open for business with regular sailings to Calais and Dunkerque. ...

3rd Jul 2015
Port of Dover Community Regatta - change of date
The Port of Dover's commitment to delivering a bigger, better and successful event for Dover has led it, in consultation with its partners, to take the positive decision to change the date o...

2nd Jul 2015
Minister sees scale of impact of industrial action on key transport corridor
The Ports and Shipping Minister, Robert Goodwill MP, has today travelled through Kent to the Port of Dover in order to see first hand the scale of disruption caused by ongoing industrial action i...

QUITE SIMPLY: The commitment is to be the Best Port in the World for the benefit of our customers and community

Dover Harbour Board, Harbour House, Marine Parade, Dover, Kent, CT17 9BU
Tel: +44 (0) 1304 240400 Fax: +44 (0) 1304 240465
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