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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 FerriesDFDS Seaways and Irish Ferries operate a fleet of 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. 

Fresh Produce

Dover Cargo Terminal is unrivalled in terms of its strategic location, efficiency and competitive pricing. It's a potent combination that makes the Port of Dover extremely popular with many of the leading European freight carriers, with our fantastic cross-Channel ferry links to the continent.

Dover Cargo Terminal has a flourishing trade in perishables freight with reefer container ships calling at Dover on a frequent basis. These bring  in fresh produce from Central and South America. 


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. With two impressive state-of-the-art terminals, Dover has the capacity to accommodate three ships at once. It is also perfectly positioned for turnaround or port of call visits for Norway, the Baltic, round Britain, Iceland, Mediterranean and the Canaries, enabling passengers a wide variety of itineraries, excellent pre and post cruise accommodation and historic 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.