Ramsgate dredging to start

Thanet District Council said on 2 January that dredging at the port of Ramsgate was due to start that week as part of the bid to re-establish ferry services at the moribund ro ro port, reports The port has been earmarked for a new service operated by start-up company Seaborne, a controversial move as it has attracted £13.8 million of government funding for 'Brexit-busting' ferry services. (See story below ... [+]

‘End of year start’ for Ramsgate ferry

Seaborne Freight plans to start services between Ramsgate and Ostend by the end of the year, the Isle of Thanet News reports. The website also cites Belgian press reports in which Ostend mayor Johan Vande Lanotte says financing of the project is complete. The service would cater for accompanied freight ... [+]

Ramsgate car shipments to resume

Gefco is to resume regular car imports for through the port of Ramsgate until September, according to the Isle of Thanet News website. The council-owned port is expected to handle weekly shipments until September, it said. Gefco last used the otherwise moribund ferry port between January 2016 and January 2017. ... [+]

Polferries ‘in talks with Ramsgate port’

Polferries is in talks with Thanet council about possible services from the Port of Ramsgate, reports the website. The Gdansk-based company currently operates three multipurpose ferries between Poland and Scandinavia. However, the website states that while talks with the council have taken place, the true extent of its interest ... [+]

Ramsgate deal not renewed

A deal between the port of Ramsgate and logistics company Gefco to import cars through the port has not been renewed, reports The operation had temporarily brought commercial traffic back to the Thanet harbour, which has not handled regular ferry services since the bankruptcy of TransEuropa Ferries in April ... [+]

No go for Ramsgate yet

Thanet District Council has failed in its bit for £4.17m worth of match funding to develop the ro ro terminal at the port of Ramsgate, according to It said that a Freedom of Information request submitted to the South East Local Economic Partnership by former councillor Ian Driver has ... [+]

Ramsgate back in the ro ro business

The Auto Premier ship operated the first commercial freight ro ro service into Ramsgate today (19 January) according to the Thanet Gazette. The ship imported 1,000 trade cars on behalf of Gefco UK. Ferry services have not operated into Ramsgate since the demise of the TransEuropa ferry service about 18 ... [+]

DfT searched high and low for lorry space

A measure of the desperation faced during Operation Stack last summer is reflected in the list of sites for emergency lorry parking considered by the Department for Transport. According to the Kent Messenger, the list of possible sites has just been released to the media under the Freedom of Information Act. ... [+]

Trade cars for Ramsgate?

Thanet council leader Chris Wells has told a local meeting that the currently disused port of Ramsgate would soon be handling trade cars. He told a meeting of local resident associations on 5 October that cars parked in the port were being used to test the feasibility of operating ... [+]

Ferry group visits Ramsgate

Members of a group campaigning to restart ferry services between Ostend and Ramsgate visited the Thanet port town on 25-26 October. A 200-strong delegation, made up of Ostend residents, local politicians and the Belgian press, was due to be welcomed by welcomed by the Mayor of Ramsgate and council leaders, ... [+]

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