One vehicle every six seconds

Contributed by editor on Jan 18, 2006 - 03:53 PM


Over two million lorries and 2.6million cars passed through the Port of Dover in 2005. This amounts to a staggering o­ne vehicle every six seconds 24 hours a day.

It is the first time the port has seen two million lorries in a single year and the growth of three per cent could have been far higher but for the berthing problems at Calais early in the year.

Bob Goldfield, the port’s Chief Executive, commented: “Overall this is a very satisfactory ferry traffic performance which, combined with efficiencies which continue to be introduced and the performance of our other businesses, will deliver an excellent financial report".