Port of Dover continues to deliver in difficult circumstances

Despite the ongoing disruptions in Calais and the continuation of Operation Stack, the Port of Dover has reported that it handled almost 8,500 freight vehicles in a single day, an increase of more than three per cent compared to the same day last year.

The Port is continuing to work closely with all of its multi-agency partners in responding to the situation and remains open for business with P&O Ferries operating a full service to Calais and DFDS Seaways operating a full service to Dunkirk and Calais.

Tourist traffic heading for Port of Dover is being advised to use the A2/M2 and allow extra time for their journey.

Tim Waggott, Port of Dover’s chief executive, said: “I am so proud of the whole team at the Port of Dover.  Amidst an extremely challenging backdrop, the Port has stayed open throughout the past few weeks.

“This is an unprecedented period.  Whilst the situation at Calais and Eurotunnel remains entirely out of our control, to be delivering such volumes for UK plc is testament to the resilience, professionalism and efficiency here at Dover.”