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Europe's Busiest Passenger Port

Your gateway to European markets

The Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port and offers unrivalled connections with European markets and consumers. From its Eastern Docks ferry terminal, P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways operate a fleet of 12 roll-on/roll-off ferries with a departure every 30 minutes, 24 hours a day, 364 days a year to the French ports of Calais and Dunkerque

Dover is also the UK’s second busiest cruise port handling over 100 cruise ships and 250,000 cruise passengers a year at two dedicated cruise terminals in the Western Docks. This high profile trade supports the visitor economy, with the Dover district offering a host of heritage and visitor attractions. The Port of Dover’s cruise terminals also provide excellent facilities for conferences, exhibitions and meetings with a choice of historic and modern venues.

The Port of Dover is also one of the UK's premier ports for the importation of fresh produce with regular reefer trades from South America with Seatrade.  Dover handles 25% of the UK's banana imports through its Cargo Terminal, operated by George Hammond PLC.



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