Matthew Scott visits Port of Dover to talk traffic and growth
More than 12 million passengers pass through the Port of Dover each year, but very few people get to see what goes on behind the scene to keep them all moving.
One of those few is Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Scott who met key figures including Paul Brown, the Harbour Master and General Manager of Operations, as well as representatives of the major ferry operators at the port on 23 June.
Speaking after his visit, Mr Scott said:
Previously Mr Scott has visited the Channel Tunnel terminal to see the security set-up there. He was also able to travel to Mid-Point, the halfway mark between Folkestone and Coquelles within the tunnel.
‘I had a really good visit to the Port of Dover, where I met with the port and ferry operators, Port of Dover Police and security staff. I saw the port operations and we discussed various issues including traffic, safety and port growth.’
‘It is never lost on me what a privileged position I hold which allows me access to iconic facilities such as these. I have been very impressed with what I have seen and, on behalf of the people of Kent, I pay tribute to all those working hard behind the scenes at the ports and the Channel Tunnel to keep the county moving and also to keep us safe.’