The Port of Ramsgate welcomed its first car transporter ship on 19 January 2016 marking the start of a new port operation by transport and logistics company GEFCO UK Ltd.
Autopremier arrived in Ramsgate at 0545 transporting 1,000 cars from Zeebrugge, Belgium using one of the Port’s existing ro-ro berths.
GEFCO import and distribute 500,000 vehicles annually through UK ports for several major vehicle manufacturers.
Under a licence which has been granted by Port owners, Thanet District Council, GEFCO have commenced a new operation to import and store cars at the Port of Ramsgate prior to onward distribution around the UK.
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.