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Robert.Jervis_43227 Mar 06

Thames freight route proposal for Manston airport?

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Options via Ramsgate
The Port of London Authority (PLA) has confirmed early talks are underway with RiverOak Strategic Partners over potentially moving freight landed at Manston airport on a route from Ramsgate Port and up the River Thames.

The discussion has looked at transporting items such as perishable goods as waterborne freight rather than going to the capital via road.

The River Thames is the busiest inland waterway in the United Kingdom, carrying 60% of all goods lifted on the UK’s inland waterway network and there are some 50 ‘safeguarded’ wharves within Greater London that are for cargo-handling uses.

To read more about this new initiative, please visit The Isle of Thanet News for the full story