Port Of Dover News

French emerge as front runners to buy Dover

French emerge as front runners to buy Dover

8 February 2010 Cruise News

The French have emerged as the main contenders to buy the Port of Dover, following speculation that Prime Minister Gordon Brown could rubber stamp the sale within days. Nord-pas-de-Calais regional council, which also owns the port of Calais, could bid up to £350 million for the largest passenger port in Northern Europe.

Dover mulls privatisation to fund new terminal

20 April 2009 Press Release Airline News

The Port of Dover, Europe’s busiest port, is continuing with plans for a £420m new terminal which could see the publically-owned port go private as it attempts to raise financing.Funding for the second terminal at Dover Western Docks, formerly the site of the port’s hovercraft, might also be sought through debt.

Smooth sailing for Cruise companies

9 March 2009 Press Release Cruise News

Cruising is booming for the Port of Dover, in spite of tales of economic uncertainty. This year, Dover will handle 152 cruise ships’ visits to the port, with more than 200,000 passengers.

Dover traffic rises despite downturn

12 January 2009 Press Release Tourism News

The Port of Dover saw its busiest December for four years, despite pessimism within the UK economy.According to traffic figures out today, the number of HGVs travelling through the port rose by nearly 10,000 to 173,773 last month from 163,000 in December 2007.