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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?

15th Mar 2019
Summer family fun on land and sea at this year's Port of Dover Community Regatta on Sunday 4th August
Now in its seventh year and with a focus on our wonderful maritime heritage in Dover, this years' free family fun-packed, Port of Dover Community Regatta on Sunday 04 August aims to be the best y...

14th Mar 2019
Operation Stack Lifted. 17:00hrs
Operation Stack (M20 closed coast-bound junctions 8 to 9) has now been lifted....

14th Mar 2019
Celebrating Port Apprenticeships at the East Kent Apprenticeship Awards 2019
The Port of Dover's Project Manager Apprentice, Lucy Hallett, has been nominated for the East Kent Apprenticeship Awards 2019...

27th Feb 2019
Port of Dover welcomes independent confirmation of Port of Dover resilience
The Port of Dover welcomes today's report from Drewry Maritime and their objective analysis of traffic flows across the vital cross-Channel route via Dover....

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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