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Ramsgate 'can not be ready' for Brexit ferries

Ramsgate 'can not be ready' for Brexit ferries

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The Port of Ramsgate "can not be ready" for extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the councillor for the harbour area.Seaborne Freight has been given a £13.8m contract to run a freight service between Ramsgate and Ostend in the event of a no-deal Brexit.However, Conservative councillor Beverly Martin says the harbour can not be ready by Brexit on 29 March.The government said facilities will be open "as soon as practicable".In a statement the Department for Transport said that "works are underway". Ramsgate has not had a regular ferry service since 2013.Seaborne's contract was one of three awarded to ease "severe congestion" at Dover, in the case of a no-deal Brexit.The contingency plans allow f...