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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?

13th Jul 2018
Dover Cruise - June 2018 Highlights
In June, Dover Cruise hosted a total of 11 calls in view of the iconic White Cliffs....

13th Jul 2018
Port Invests £1.4m in Sea Safety Systems Overhaul
The Port of Dover has launched a major overhaul of its crucial navigation and maritime safety systems....

10th Jul 2018
Port's team takes on Three Peaks Challenge in support of Teenage Cancer Trust
The team delivering the Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development took on the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge to raise vital funds for research into teenage cancer....

5th Jul 2018
Port of Dover Apprentice wins East Kent College 'Outstanding Apprentice of the Year' award
Port of Dover IT Apprentice, Abigail Wilkins has been awarded Outstanding Apprentice of the Year by East Kent College after demonstrating exceptional professional development in both her working ...

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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