Car import deliveries expected to take place at Ramsgate Port

Car imports at Ramsgate Port Photo TDC

Regular car import deliveries are expected to take place at Ramsgate from next week.

It is believed the deliveries will again be through transport and logistics company GEFCO UK Ltd which previously had a deal with Thanet council for use of the port between January 2016-January 2017.

The imports are due to start with the first delivery at 7am on Monday (July 23)  and further arrivals on July 25,27 and 29. There is then expected to be one delivery per week until September.

GEFCO delivery in 2016 Photo TDC

The last import delivery to Ramsgate was in February when cargo ship the Ciudad De Cadiz unloaded a cargo of 700 vehicles in a one-off stop due to there being no space for her at Felixstowe.

Gefco operates at 18 UK sites, including Sheerness. The company imports and distributes some 500,000 vehicles annually through UK ports for several major vehicle manufacturers.

Ramsgate Harbour has a history of car importation going back to the 1960s which was continued when the port was constructed in the early 1980s.

Thanet council has been asked for details of the latest shipments.