Home > Articles

European Ports: Introduction to Dover Port

Dover Port Map

The location of the port of Dover is shown on the map.

Dover's geographical longitude: 1.3134027, latitude: 51.1278758. One of the main ports for inland routes in Europe

Dover is located between the port of Dover in southeastern England and Cap Grinet west of Calais, France. It is generally 30 to 40 kilometers wide, narrow in the middle and wide at both ends, with the narrowest point being 28.8 kilometers. Most of the water in the strait is 35 to 55 meters deep, with the deepest point being 64 meters. The seabed is mostly gravel and sand, with little silt.

Dover is an important maritime port in the UK. For more information on UK ports, please refer to the list below.

Europe is located to the west of Asia and is part of the Eurasian continent. Its north, west and south sides are bordered by the Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea respectively, and its east and southeast are adjacent to Asia, just like a large peninsula protruding westward from the Eurasian continent. From the perspective of sea and land position, Europe faces the Atlantic Ocean, has its back to the hinterland of Asia, and is located on the west coast of the continent. The main ports of European routes are: FELIXSTOWE UK, HAMBURG Germany, ANTWERP Antwerp Belgium, ROTTERDAM Rotterdam Netherlands, LE HAVRE France, BREMEN Bremen Germany, SOUTHAMPTON Southampton UK, ZEEBRUGGE Zeebrugge Belgium , THAMESPORT UK, BREMERHAVEN Germany, GIOIA TAURO Italy.

Among them: FELIXSTOWE UK, HAMBURG Germany, ANTWERP Antwerp Belgium, ROTTERDAM Rotterdam Netherlands, LE HAVER Le Havre France. These five ports are often called European basic ports, also called European ports.

Tags: dover doverport dovershipping britishport