As Europe’s busiest roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) and passenger port, Dover is the perfect location for businesses involved in transport, logistics, travel and hospitality. Or, for that matter, anyone looking to do business with Europe! As the 'Gateway to Europe' Dover handles £100bn worth of trade annually.
Over 13 million people travel via Dover every year - that's more passengers than Britain's fifth busiest airport! A ferry leaves or enters the port every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day, 364 days a year.
Dover is also the UK's second busiest cruise port with two dedicated cruise terminals which are also available for hire for corporate events and exhibitions. Many of the world's leading cruise lines call at Dover.
The port has a wide range of commercial property available for those looking to relocate or set-up a business on the Enterprise Coast.
Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR)
Marina pier and curve
The waterfront has been transformed with a new marina pier and curve to attract a host of shops, bars cafes and restaurants with Dover's unique backdrop of the harbour, cliffs and castle. The marina curve is a popular events space with regular live music performances.
New Cargo Terminal
Dover's cargo business has been relocated with a new cargo terminal and distribution centre which has created greater space within the Eastern Docks for ferry traffic and much needed high quality employment opportunities for local people.
Port of Dover Cargo specialises in the handling, storage and freight forwarding of temperature controlled commodities. Dover Cargo Terminal is ideally situated for fast shipments of perishable goods by both sea and road.
Lying at the closest geographical point to the European continent and close to all of the Channel's main shipping lanes, Dover is also directly connected to the M2 and M20 motorways which inter-connect to the M25 London orbital route, giving fast and smooth access to central London as well as all other parts of the UK.
Dover Cargo Terminal offers a wide range of facilities including 24-hour access, no locks or tidal restrictions and a minimum quay water depth of 8.5 metres. As a result, vessels can berth at any time - day or night - taking as little as 40 minutes.