28 NOV 2013

Your Town, Your Port, Your Future, Your Decision

The below article by Simon Finlay is an extract from the Dover Express 28/11/13   A COMMUNITY port proposal should be put to the residents of Dover in a referendum, MP Charlie Elphicke has claimed. Mr Elphicke spoke after the visit of Ports Minister Stephen Hammond on Monday. Mr Hammond had...


28 OCT 2013

AGM 2013 Dover Town Hall

The AGM 2013 of DPPT held on the 13th September 2013 at Dover Town Hall Chairman's Statement and report: Chairman reported on the events and work of the DPPT throughout 2012 and its collaborations with UNITE the union, the Port's Users, workforce, Town Councillors and the membership of DPPT;...


23 JUN 2012

1000th Share Certificate Delivered

MEMBERSHIP to the People's Port Trust group has topped the 1,000 mark. Chairman Neil Wiggins presented local businesswoman Kim Lock her share certificate last week. ​ Dover People's Port Trust membership tops 1,000 •• Mrs Lock was the 1,000 the person to sign up to the trust's m...


21 JUN 2012

People's Port Balloon Arrives in Central Germany

Good morning! I´ve only just moved to my new house in the Taunus woods near to Limburg and relaxing for the first time on my balcony I saw this red balloon high up in one of the trees. I had no chance of getting at it, but by midday the wind had played with it a bit and had placed it dire...


15 JUN 2012

Finally, DHB present Revised Privatisation Proposal

DHB have finally brought forward their revised proposal and request for privatisation under Section 9 of the 1991 Ports Act and a 42 day consultation has begun, but what have two years of extensive consultation achieved? Did DHB actually listen to what they were being told and change what they plann...


12 JAN 2012

Meeting with Mike Penning MP and Minister for Ports and Shipping

DOVER Harbour Board is expected to have to make "significant" changes to its controversial privatisation plans following crunch talks with opposition members and government officials. Key players arguing on both sides of the sell-off plans came face to face at the Department for Transport in Lo...


16 SEP 2011

DPPT Supportive of Ferry Companies in public inquiry

16th September 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fight between the Dover Harbour Board and the Ferry Companies could have been avoided says the Dover People's Port Trust The Dover People's Port Trust (DPPT) notes with regret the ongoing hearings into alleged unfair tariff increases which have been broug...


15 SEP 2011

Government Statement

The Secretary of State for Transport (Philip Hammond): On 3 August 2011, I announced the criteria that the Government will consider particularly relevant to the appropriateness of the sale of a major trust port in England or Wales under the Ports Act 1991. This followed the consultation that I a...


28 JUN 2011

DPPT Suggests New Legislation may be required to fulfill Government's Intentions in Dover

People's Bid for The Port of Dover suggests new Government legislation may be required The Dover People's Port Trust ("DPPTL") yesterday submitted a detailed response to the Secretary of State for Transport's request in respect of the proposed revised criteria regarding the sale of Trust Ports in t...


04 DEC 2010

Global Institute of Logistics Visit Dover

Saturday 04th December 2010, Dover Communitisation – A new paradigm for port governance and ownership At a meeting on Saturday 4th December attended by the CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics, Mr. Kieran Ring, the Chief Operations Officer of the Global Institute of Logistics, Mr. Tim Ma...


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