Future vision: commercial port and cruises

The long term trend in the European cruise passenger market shows strong growth. This is supported by a noticeable trend in ‘cool water’ cruising in northern Europe which showed a 10% growth in 2012. Ramsgate is well placed to take advantage of this shift in the market.

Ramsgate is an attractive historic town and one of the ancient Cinque Ports. Its easy access to London, Canterbury, and the Medway coast makes it an ideal location for cruise ship calls. The port will promote its capabilities with a view to increasing the volume of turnaround and cruise calls.

We will undertake a scoping project to understand the potential opportunities to attract cruise business, however it is recognised that this would be best facilitated with the delivery of an alongside quay.








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Thanet Wind Farm 17


Vatenfall Buildings




London Array


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Businesses at Port of Ramsgate