Port of Dover - Essential Supply Route
Anyone who ventured down to Dover over the last few months would see the Port of Dover has looks as busy as ever. It remains a vital gateway into the UK from the continent.
The Port of Dover handles up to £122bn or 17% of the UK’s trade in goods. Its unique geographical position enables Dover to facilitate up to 120 ferry movements a day, handling up to 110 miles of lorries per day between them – more than all other UK ports combined.
Doug Bannister, CEO of the Port of Dover said:
“The Port of Dover’s clear geographic advantage is essential for the critical supply chains that continue to fuel UK economic prosperity. The unrivalled capacity, frequency and efficiency because of that USP will be vital in keeping trade moving, whatever challenges ports across the UK face at the end of this year.”
“Dover’s resilience has already been on display as we navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic, remaining open for business throughout and ensuring essential goods are flowing to everyone across the nation. I have great confidence that together with our partners we can provide the UK with the optimal resilience in a post-COVID and post-Brexit era.”
The Port of Dover is not only focused on maintaining key trade flows with the European Union, it is also working with Aston Martin and a host of other major commercial businesses across key sectors to deliver on the Government’s key future trade agenda. Led by Port of Dover, the group is working to support British exports, increasing global trade and delivering sustainable logistics by developing the UK’s first Global Trade & Innovation Zone and zero emissions logistics corridors. This is through an innovative Freeports concept involving public and private sector organisations across the UK.
It will be interesting to see how Dover handles the challenges of a post EU UK.