The Port of Dover has reported good progress on a multi-million pound scheme to improve traffic management and customer service.
The Traffic Management Improvement (TMI) project in the Eastern Docks aims to provide customers with a much better service.
The TMI project is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the opening of Eastern Docks as a ferry terminal. Demolition works are well under way served the nation for the past 60 years as it has evolved into the that the port keeps pace with the demands placed upon it as an international gateway. Today this is even more the case as we oversee a comprehensive investment programme totalling £85 million that will challenge to Europe's busiest international ferry terminal.
and the docks are beginning to take on a new look.
Tim Waggott, chief operating officer, said: “The Eastern Docks has
world class port business we see today.
"Throughout that time, there has been significant investment in order
transform our port and the levels of customer service we can offer.”
The port currently handles up to 160km of trucks a day, posing a real
Port chiefs want to ensure effective throughput of this traffic and TMI aims to add what they call "a level of resilience through enhanced operational flexibility and additional capacity, thereby reducing congestion on the external road network."
Despite the encouraging signs, the project is still unlikely to be finished until 2015made, and in particular the way in which we are constantly refining and improving how we deliver TMI and reducing the impact on our customers. Once complete, this project will greatly benefit our port, our customers and our community.”
Mr Waggott added: “We are delighted with the overall progress being