The Port of Ramsgate is one of the largest municipally-owned commercial ports and is the second closest UK Port to the continent. Throughout its history, it has remained one of Thanet District Council’s most valuable assets and securing its long term future has been a priority.
The location provides for short sea passage times and has a dedicated access road and tunnel leading to the Port, which minimises the impact on traffic-flow in the town. Permalink
Cross channel freight is expected to increase by 1.43 million units per year by 2035 and the Port of Ramsgate can play a significant part in providing additional capacity. This would give increased resilience to the European logistics market and support the flow of traffic across the South East of England, especially the Thames corridor and would link into the third Thames crossing, diverting traffic east rather than south to Dover and the Channel tunnel.