31 AUG 2015

Dover the fastest growing major port in Britain

Latest figures show the Port of Dover was the fastest growing major port in Britain in the Department of Transport's latest report. Dover Port has increased the amount of cargo passing through by 9% from 2013-2014 to 27.6 million tonnes. These figures put Dover's growth ahead of other British ports like Southampton and Felixstowe.

However, this strong growth underlines the need for more investment at the Port and better road transport infrastructure to deal with higher traffic volumes. I will keep making the case for dualling the A2 and for new lorry parks on the M20 to deal with increased traffic through the Port.

When the Port succeeds, it brings jobs and money to our community and nation. But we need to ensure we have the set-up to cope as traffic through the port increases.


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Charlie Elphicke

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