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Export Week focuses on Dover

The strategic importance of Dover to the nation’s exports is being highlighted in a government campaign.  Export Week (18-22 April) is designed to promote export opportunities for UK companies with practical help and advice for those looking to develop new export markets for their products and services.

With around 95% of the country’s trade shipped by sea, Dover is one of the UK’s busiest ports.  The Port of Dover handles 27% of the UK’s roll-on/roll-off trade (2014: 27.3m tonnes*), providing a vital link for businesses looking to export their products to Europe.  Germany, the Netherlands, France, and Belgium are all among the top export markets for British companies.  With unrivalled connections and easy access to European markets and consumers, Dover is a prime location for those looking to grow their businesses beyond UK shores.

Excellent connections to European markets were one of the reasons Eythorne-based, Multipanel UK, re-shored manufacturing operations from China to Dover in 2014.  It is among a host of Dover-based companies who are major exporters, including Gatic, Pusterla 1880 UK (formerly London Fancy Box), and Megger.

Export Week will be marked in Dover on Wednesday (20 April) when the Port of Dover unveils record freight carryings in 2015 and becomes the official maritime partner for the Exporting is Great campaign.

To find out more about how your business can grow its exports visit www.exportweek.ukti.gov.uk

(* Annual Port Freight Statistics 2014, Department for Transport)

 

Posted on 18/04/2016