New era as Port of Dover Cargo Terminal West opens for business
(Photo: Port of Dover Cargo team with Bram van den Broecke from Seatrade and Captain Rey Abdul L. Masilam)
The Port of Dover's brand-new cargo terminal officially opened its doors for business on 8 December, as cargo from the Seatrade vessel Lady Rosebay was processed through the new state of the art facility.
Dover Cargo Terminal West is now completely operational after four years in the making.
Nik Scott-Gray, General Manager of Port of Dover Cargo Ltd said: “Today heralds an exciting new chapter for Port of Dover Cargo – it’s amazing to see the new terminal fully functional and processing such a large variety and volume of cargo using equipment, warehousing and IT systems.
"The Dover Cargo business is long established as one of the best in the industry and I’m thrilled that we can now take it even further with the endless opportunities that the new terminal brings us.”
Port of Dover Cargo Ltd has seen an expansion in its customer base recently, as new and existing customers have begun to make use of various features of the new facilities over the last few months, including an additional multi-purpose berth.
The business has an established and thriving trade in perishables freight from Central and South America and the new facility means that the Port now has the capability to process a whole range of commodities. Breakbulk steel rebar was recently discharged through the facility for the first time ever in Dover.
Barbara Buczek, Chief Commercial Officer at the Port of Dover added: “I’m incredibly proud of the whole team for delivering this huge milestone moment for the Port. Port of Dover Cargo plays a major role in the success of our whole business, and I’m so pleased to see our wonderful new facility taking it to new heights.”
Dover Cargo Terminal West was constructed to keep up with the demands of an ever-expanding cargo business. Lady Rosebay is the first fresh produce reefer to use the brand-new facility.
Notes to Editors
About Port of Dover Cargo Ltd:
- Handling fresh produce, containers, project cargo, general cargo, breakbulk, grain and Ro-Ro
- Offering minimal ship deviation by operating at a strategic location next to the world’s busiest shipping lane
- Quickest sea route to European motorways via Calais and Dunkirk
Posted on 09/12/2019