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Traffic Modelling at the Port of Dover

Preston, Cliff, Horne, Phillip, O'Hanley, J.R., Scaparra, Maria Paola (2018) Traffic Modelling at the Port of Dover. Impact, 2018 (1). pp. 7-11. ISSN 2058-802X. (doi:10.1080/2058802X.2018.1452422)

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Abstract

The port of Dover has undergone many reincarnations over the centuries: from a fortified port complete with lighthouse in the first century AD, to a military Cinque Port in the middle ages, to the ferry and hovercraft terminal of the late twentieth century. Dover’s principal role now is as a Roll-on, Roll-off (Ro-Ro) Ferry Terminal, in which 2 ferry companies (P&O and DFDS) between them make up to 60 round trips a day to the French Ports of Calais and Dunkerque. They carry over 2.6 million lorries, 2 million cars, and 12 million people a year. The economic value in goods handled through the Port is up to 17% of the UK’s overall trade in goods. Based on 2016 projections, freight traffic is expected to increase by up to 40% in the next 30 years. However, the Dover Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal is small, around half a square kilometre, and expansion is challenging since it is hemmed in by the sea, the White Cliffs of Dover, and Dover town.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/2058802X.2018.1452422
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Centre for Logistics and Heuristic Organisation (CLHO)
Depositing User: Jesse O'Hanley
Date Deposited: 10 May 2018 14:50 UTC
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2019 12:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66983 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
O'Hanley, J.R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3522-8585
Scaparra, Maria Paola: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2725-5439
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