TR3341 : A backlog of lorries at the docks

taken 9 years ago, near to Dover, Kent, Great Britain

A backlog of lorries at the docks
A backlog of lorries at the docks
A combination of a Seafrance strike and high winds on 29 February had cancelled overnight sailings from Dover so commercial traffic was backed up all along the M20 by the following day even though sea conditions were calm again. This is the front of the queue at Dover Eastern Docks.
Dover Eastern Docks (Port of Dover)
Dover docks are possibly the busiest passenger port in the World. They carry 15 million passengers, 3/4 million HGVs and 120,000 buses & coaches annually. The docks have 9 berths. Four ferry companies operate out of the docks, P & O, Seafrance, Norfolk Lines and LD Lines. The docks are run by the Dover Harbour Board who were awarded their charter by James I in 1606. The docks are squeezed into land below the famous White Cliffs.
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 8 March, 2008
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Dover 
Category
Dock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 337 419 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:7.7240N 1:20.3806E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 335 422
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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