Posts Tagged ‘Port of Dover’

Port of Dover wins ESPO award 2019!

Port of Dover wins ESPO award 2019!
Dimitrios Theplogitis…. Isabellel Ryckbost…  Richard Christian and Henrik Hololei Port of Dover wins ESPO award 2019! Yesterday, Port of Dover was awarded the ESPO Award 2019 in recognition of its successful strategy to reach out to the local community and to directly communicate with the...
November 14th, 2019 | Awards, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World

Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT on the sale of P&O Ferries to Dubai Ports World  Maritime Union RMT today said that the sale of P&O Ferries for £322m from Dubai World to Dubai Ports World raised fresh concerns over the future direction of shipping and ports policy in the UK, including the Port...
February 20th, 2019 | HR, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Dover Maritime Skills Academy launches new courses with HSBC support

Dover Maritime Skills Academy launches new courses with HSBC support
The unique maritime training development facility in Dover ***HSBC provides £1.55m funding towards new maritime academy*** **20 new courses launched following opening success*** A unique maritime training facility in Dover has launched 20 new training courses following the success of its opening in...
December 6th, 2016 | Banking, Finance, Health and Safety, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security, Shipfinance | Read More

New traffic management measures show their worth

New traffic management measures show their worth
Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, Powerful winds and operational issues affecting Eurotunnel failed to cause the extent of traffic challenges in Dover that have previously been seen when such issues combine as the new traffic management measures currently being assessed showed their worth. The...
May 8th, 2015 | Associations, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

Port gets real over delivering catalyst for Dover’s regeneration

Port gets real over delivering catalyst for Dover’s regeneration
Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, The Port of Dover has just delivered a record year with over 2.4 million freight vehicles handling goods worth an estimated £100 billion on behalf of UK plc. It is this success which is enabling Europe’s busiest ferry port, often described as a barometer...
April 27th, 2015 | Construction, Logistics, Markets, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port of Dover – Open Letter, 30 March 2015

Port of Dover – Open Letter, 30 March 2015
Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, OPEN LETTER 30 March, 2015  Tim Waggott Chief Executive – Port of Dover The suggestion that Shakespeare Beach is the dirtiest beach in Kent came from a recent survey by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) conducted on one day last September. The idea...
March 30th, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Marinas, Person Profiles, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Living in historic Dover with one eye on European adventure

Living in historic Dover with one eye on European adventure
If the world of property is all about location, location, location, then the Grade II Regency apartments available to rent from the Port of Dover could not offer a better view of the sea or the enticing coast of France from your own home. Marine Parade on the seafront at Dover is the location of Waterloo...
March 26th, 2015 | Associations, Marinas, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

Easter a short hop away from Dover

Easter a short hop away from Dover
More than 225, 000 passengers are expected to pass through the Port of Dover for the start of this year’s Easter getaway – making Dover the gateway of choice to mainland Europe. Over the Easter period from Good Friday through to Easter Monday, the Port will welcome around 40, 000 cars and...
March 25th, 2015 | Associations, Company Profiles, Cruise Ferry, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Religion, Tourism | Read More

EU funding recognises the ports of Dover and Calais as vital to UK-European trade

Port of Dover 28 January 2015 – With record freight traffic volumes currently being handled between Dover and Calais following phenomenal growth of 20% over the past two years, the need for investment in additional capacity and resilience has become ever more pressing. The Port of Dover, together...
January 28th, 2015 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port of Dover Remains Resilient

Port of Dover Remains Resilient
Passengers stranded by the problems with Eurotunnel over the weekend were offered a safe alternative to reaching their destinations by the Port of Dover and its world renowned and reliable ferry services.  Over the weekend, the Port of Dover and its three major ferry operators provided emergency assistance...
January 20th, 2015 | Logistics, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port of Dover response to MyFerryLink ruling

Port of Dover response to MyFerryLink ruling
Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, Today’s decision by the Competition Appeal Tribunal will be carefully examined whilst the Port works to maintain an effective ferry operation for its customers and seeks to minimise negative impacts for the community of Dover.                  ...
January 9th, 2015 | Legal, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Dover Harbour Board seeks further modernising powers

Dover Harbour Board seeks further modernising powers
Dover Harbour Board have today advertised a Harbour Revision Order (HRO) seeking further modernising powers. It will forever embed the power for the Board to appoint two community directors, which in turn will strengthen the links between the Port and its community as envisaged in the Ministerial statement...
January 8th, 2015 | Associations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port of Dover celebrates record-breaking freight boom

Port of Dover celebrates record-breaking freight boom
The Port of Dover has just recorded its busiest ever year for freight with 2.42 million freight vehicles handled in 2014.  That is a phenomenal growth story of 9.7% compared with the previous year and is 2.5% higher than the previous record of 2.36 million set in 2007. The most recent forecasted...
January 5th, 2015 | Associations, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Record freight volumes at Dover

Record freight volumes at Dover
Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, The Port of Dover recorded its highest levels of freight traffic since 2007 with throughput in 2014 reaching 2, 368, 182 vehicles as of Wednesday 16 December 2014. As the Port handles £89bn worth of trade each year, traffic is expected to maintain the present...
December 19th, 2014 | Ports & Terminals, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Kick-start 2015 with Port of Dover Race Festival

Kick-start 2015 with Port of Dover Race Festival
Thinking of your New Year’s resolutions and ways of getting fit after Christmas? Europe’s busiest ferry port is challenging runners and those looking for fun to come to Dover’s award-winning esplanade and Prince of Wales Pier for next year’s Port of Dover Race Festival 2015, taking place on 27-29...
December 15th, 2014 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Green Week – promoting a positive environmental culture in Dover

Green Week – promoting a positive environmental culture in Dover
What a congregation! 177 million tonnes of waste is generated every year in England alone.  The Port of Dover has sought to play its part in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill and 2013 was the first year in which 100% landfill avoidance was achieved for the Port’s general waste stream....
December 12th, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, HR, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port’s Contractor Safety Forum delivers industry best practice

Port’s Contractor Safety Forum delivers industry best practice
Tim Godden, General Manager Strategy and Risk Management, Port of Dover The Port of Dover has welcomed over 30 professionals to the Port’s first ever Contractor Safety Forum. The event, organised by the Port of Dover and held at Cruise Terminal 2, provided contractors and Port staff with an opportunity...
December 5th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Historic crane restoration gives heritage trail a lift

Historic crane restoration gives heritage trail a lift
Lorraine Sencicle (left centre) and Derek Leach (right centre) joined by members of the community and the Port of Dover at the unveiling of the Fairbairn Crane plaque. The historic Fairbairn Hand Cranked Crane, built in 1868 to serve the shipwrights who had workshops around the Wellington Dock in the Dover’s...
December 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Charity, Clubs, Communication, HR, Maritime History and Museums, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports | Read More

Dover determined to keep UK plc running this Winter

Dover determined to keep UK plc running this Winter
No matter what the weather throws at Dover, the Port has gained an enviable reputation for keeping going when other forms of transport find it a hard slog. Whether it turns out to be a white, wet or windy winter, the Port’s dedicated staff will be working around the clock to ensure it’s business...
December 2nd, 2014 | Associations, Health and Safety, HR, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

Dover offers a fast Winter Getaway this year

Dover offers a fast Winter Getaway this year
The start of winter signals the ideal time to get away with skiers, partygoers and Christmas travellers looking to use Europe’s busiest ferry port as their preferred departure point this year either by car, coach or on foot. Christmas markets in Paris, Mulhouse, Avignon and across northern France...
November 13th, 2014 | Associations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Port in re-union with Dover Rugby Football Club

Port in re-union with Dover Rugby Football Club
Tim Waggott, Port of Dover Chief Executive with Richard Catt, DRFC Chairman, Mick Horne, DRFC President and DRFC team players, coaches and trainers. The Rugby World Cup is only months away and as England looks to its young stars to bring national success, the Port of Dover has just agreed another three-year...
November 13th, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Ports & Terminals, Sports | Read More

Statement: Port of Dover preparedness for Ebola

Statement: Port of Dover preparedness for Ebola
17th October 2014 STATEMENT: PORT OF DOVER PREPAREDNESS FOR EBOLA The recent decision by the Government to screen for Ebola at certain major UK gateways is a direct response to the current crisis in West Africa. Whilst the Government says the risk to the UK is very low, the Port of Dover will support...
October 17th, 2014 | Associations, Breaking News, Health and Safety, Medical, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port celebrates new powers to deliver for Dover

Port celebrates new powers to deliver for Dover
Celebrating a landmark achievement in the rich and varied history of the Port of Dover, the Dover Harbour Board is delighted to confirm the Marine Management Organisation has approved the Board’s application (through a Harbour Revision Order) for additional powers. George Jenkins, Chairman, Dover Harbour...
October 14th, 2014 | Associations, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Dover Harbour Board’s biggest ever investment in Dover starts now

A momentous day for the future of the Port and the fulfilment of a promise to deliver for Dover, today Dover Harbour Board has agreed to move forward on the first substantial phase of works to transform the Port through its Dover Western Docks Revival project. Representing an initial and major part of...
October 3rd, 2014 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Dover farewell to Holland America Lines’ cruise ship Ryndam

Dover farewell to Holland America Lines’ cruise ship Ryndam
The Ryndman 8th September 2014 – Holland America Line cruise ship Ryndam and its passengers were given a fond farewell with the Port of Dover’s tugs saluting its valued customer with water cannons as the ship departed for the last time.. This year, the Ryndam made 13 calls at Dover as part of...
September 8th, 2014 | Cruise Industry, Ports & Terminals | Read More