Freight News, Air, Sea

Air-water link for Manston?

[ March 4, 2020   //   ]

The Port of London Authority (PLA) says it is in talks are underway with would-be Manston Airport developer RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) over an air-water link to London. According to The Isle of Thanet News website RSP director Tony Freudmann suggest that freight would arrive at Manston, trucked to the Port of Ramsgate and transferred to Thames wharves by electric powered vessels using one of the 50 wharves in London available for  commercial traffic.

The report quotes a PLA spokesman as saying that the Authority has begun initial discussions on possible ways the River Thames might be used in future to move certain types of freight and packages that have first landed at Manston by aircraft but that they are at a very early stage.

RSP is awaiting a decision, now expected in May, on a development consent order to reopen the Kent airport and set up an air cargo hub.