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Seaborne Freight is no more

[ September 24, 2020   //   ]

Seaborne Freight, the ‘ferryless ferry company’ that won a £13.8million government contract in 2018 to run extra Channel crossings in the run-up to Brexit despite having no vessels, has appointed a voluntary liquidator and will go out of business, owing almost £2 million, reports the Isle of Thanet News. Despite repeated announcements, the company, a subsidiary of Irish-based Arklow Shipping, failed to launch any services between Ramsgate and Ostend during 2018, as promised. It was one of three ferry operators contracted by the government to run extra queue-busting freight services ahead of the original planned Brexit deadline.

Seaborne has now lodged a resolution to wind up with Companies House and appointed Quantuma as liquidator.