Port bosses fear pos­si­ble job losses

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Southeastern Survey -

There is also a warn­ing about job losses in Dover if ex­ist­ing lorry park ser­vices, such as Stop24 in Folke­stone and the Ash­ford In­ter­na­tional Truck­stop face un­fair com­pe­ti­tion.

“We are ex­tremely wor­ried that this could force the clo­sure of busi­nesses in Dover, lead­ing to loss of jobs and eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity in the area,” states the Port of Dover.

The port han­dles 2.5m freight ve­hi­cles each year and car­ries 13m pas­sen­gers and is a ma­jor con­trib­u­tor to the county and coun­try’s econ­omy.

The con­cerns of the two cross-chan­nel oper­a­tors are likely to add to the un­cer­tainty about the lorry park plan, which is fac­ing mount­ing op­po­si­tion lo­cally.

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