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 ... [+]

Government slammed over Brexit-busting ferry plans – updated

According to press reports in late December, some £47.3m has been awarded to DFDS and £46.6m to Brittany Ferries to ramp up services on their existing routes, in an apparent bit to ease the pressure on Dover should customs clearance be required for import freight into the UK. It is ... [+]

‘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 ... [+]

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