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Ellen Forster

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Dover cargo terminal secures £120 million investment creating 600 jobs

Dover Harbour board has confirmed its biggest ever investment in the port and expects to create over 600 jobs with the project.

Construction companies will now be invited to bid for contracts to develop the terminal. Dover Harvour Board is aiming to transform the waterfront, and potentially create a new marina in the long term.

The board is hoping to open the new cargo terminal in the spring of 2017.

The project will see the creation of more than 600 jobs and safeguard another 140 positions, the harbour board spokesman said.

George Jenkins, chairman of Dover Harbour Board, said the investment would “create long-term prosperity for Dover and for the nation”.

Additional capacity at the ferry port will be created in the Eastern Docks by transferring cargo operations to the west, the harbour board said.

Nigel Bodell, head of port development at Dover Harbour Board, said: “It’s an absolutely momentous day for us and the future of the port.

“The board has signed off the first phase of a major programme of work and we already have the majority of funds.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ellen Forster .

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