About the Port

The Port of Ramsgate is one of 26 municipal ports in England and Wales.  It is set on 32 acres of dedicated port land, and is owned and operated by Thanet District Council.

Ready to meet the demand for increased passenger and freight facilities in the south east


The Port of Ramsgate:

  • has three Ro-Ro berths, capable of accommodating conventional Ro-Ro fast ferry services, with full passenger and freight vessel facilities.
  • has simultaneous berth operation allowing the port to handle up to 500,000 freight units and five million passengers per year.
  • can accommodate vessels of up to 175 metres in length, with 6.5 metres draft, and no tidal restrictions.
  • has the capacity to handle multi-decked vessels, stern and quarter ramps.

With easy access to the open sea,it averages 10 minutes from berth to clearing a buoyed channel. Access is possible at all states of the tide and in most weather conditions.

High speed connections to the South East & Europe


  • has a dedicated £30 million road into the port and dual carriageway links to the M2 motorway,
  • driving times between Thanet and the outskirts of London have been cut to just over an hour.
  • 76 minute journey from Ramsgate to London via high speed passenger rail services

Room for your shipping business to grow


The Port of Ramsgate already operates an aggregate import facility, in partnership with Brett Aggregates. It imports 1,200 tonnes of cargo. Type one, crushed slag and crushed limestone, which is then used for road and building bases.

The Port of Ramsgate:

  • has available land and deep water to allow future diversification and the availability of hard standing and berthing slots,
  • is well placed for short sea shipping trades
  • is ready to capitalise on the predicted over capacity in the channel ports in the next 10 years.