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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?

5th Jul 2019
Port of Dover Cargo granted full AEO status in customs and security
Port of Dover Cargo is an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) for imports and exports, after being granted an official, internationally recognised quality mark for both customs simplification and ...

4th Jul 2019
A Day in the Life of Julian Bird from the Harbour Patrol Launch (HPL)
To mark Maritime Safety Week, Julian took the communications team out on a sea trial aboard the pilot vessel Dovorian, to see first-hand the types of incidents that the team deal with to protect ...

2nd Jul 2019
Port showcases new Vessel Traffic Service system (VTS) for Maritime Safety Week
To mark Maritime Safety Week, our Port Control team highlights the impact of its brand new Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) system since it was fully unveiled in the spring. ...

28th Jun 2019
Spirit of Discovery arrives in Dover for the first time
Saga's first brand new cruise ship, the Spirit of Discovery, made a grand entrance into her official home port this morning. She arrives ahead of her naming ceremony at the Port next week, when s...

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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