Ramsgate animal export ban was unlawful, says judge

The High Court ruled on 27 February that a ban imposed by Thanet District Council on live animal exports through Ramsgate in September 2012 was unlawful, the BBC reported. Mr Justice Birss said the council, which owns the port, would now have to pay damages to the three companies affected, Barco de Vapor, Onderwater Agneaux and Johannes Quirinius Wouterius Maria Onderwater. The amount of the damages has yet to be ... [+]

Livestock traders in move to resume Dover sailings

The Port of Dover says it has been asked for terminal facilities by Barco de Vapor, operators of the controversial livestock ferry, the Joline. The Joline, small ex-Russian river ferry, has been operating sporadic sailings from Ramsgate, in the teeth of opposition from Thanet Council, owners and operators of the ... [+]

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