Ramsgate Maritime Plan


Every successful business plans for the future, looking at how it can improve its service levels, efficiency and profitability and identifying the resources needed to grow in a responsible manner.

The Port of Ramsgate is no different and has for many years developed its business planning to capitalise on its prime gateway location, stunning Royal Harbour and rich maritime heritage.

The Ramsgate Maritime Plan is an important part of this development and sets out an ambitious agenda to move the commercial Port of Ramsgate and Royal Harbour successfully into the future.

The plan is a high level, strategic document which will be key in determining the future maritime direction for the town and establishes exactly where we want to be.

We recognise the challenges we face, but need our goals to be ambitious to encourage greater productivity and success for businesses in and around the port and to maintain inward investment. Our ultimate goal, to create more jobs and increase prosperity for our residents.

With a thriving visitor economy, successful café culture and our proximity to Europe, we have considerable potential to realise further maritime growth and to maximise our links with the renewable sector.

The plan has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders and will be a living document which continues to evolve as we seek out further opportunities for development.

The commercial port and Royal Harbour are vital economic assets essential to Thanet’s business. Our Maritime Plan has been developed to maximise this opportunity, capturing our tradition and history and transforming this into a business fit for the future.

Hunter Stummer-Schmertzing

Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Enterprise Services




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