The Dover-Calais “bridge” represents a unique and vital maritime link in the TEN-T North-Mediterranean core network corridor. The core ports of Dover and Calais operate the busiest roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) ferry terminals in Europe, connecting the United Kingdom (and Republic of Ireland) with mainland Europe. In order to maximize and deliver vital short and long term resilient and reliable capacity in meeting market growth and supporting European trade along the corridor, this project will upgrade the MoS link Dover-Calais by investing in adaptation and enhancements of the ports infrastructure and in traffic management improvements.
The main objective of the action is to provide:
• Increased long term port capacity by constructing new berths in the Port of Calais and additional assembly space through Traffic Management Improvements (TMI 2) in the Port of Dover, and
• Improved efficiency of the logistics chain on the Dover-Calais link thorough better utilisation of space, development of port centric distribution and utilisation of backloads of the ferry operations. In the Port of Dover this will be achieved by moving the traditional cargo business to the Western Docks from its current position in the heart of the ferry operations in the Eastern Docks.
Member States involved:
France, United Kingdom
Start date: July 2015
End date: December 2020
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