Motis, which runs Dover port’s freight services agency (FSA) is investing a seven figure sum to upgrade the site’s amenities, including the catering facilities.
The freight clearance and truck stop facility within the Kent port will be refurbished over the coming months to add a café and take-away, as well as a restaurant and pub.
Rob Hardy, Motis FSA general manager, told the Fresh Produce Journal: “It has taken a little longer than anticipated to start the key works on site, but meanwhile we have been able to provide an interim service. We have many innovative plans to further add value which we will be implementing over the coming months.
“Now that work has started we can really look to the future and to provide the service levels our customers expect from Motis. The site has been particularly popular with hauliers disembarking in Dover in the evening, parking overnight with us and then paying the HGV Levy on exit helping to ensure they comply with their legal break requirements.”
The Motis freight clearance and truck-stop facility is located off Lord Warden Square in the Port of Dover’s Western Docks. It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week and is the largest facility of its kind in the UK.