Yesterday's thrilling announcement that LD Lines are starting a service out of our lovely port here in Ramsgate next month has got me thinking. It's a joint venture on the Oostende (Ostend in old money) route with existing operator TransEuropa Ferries.
Now as is common knowledge, TEF are having to retire some of their boats this year due to old age. So will the total number of services out of the port actually increase? Or is this just a way of maintaining the existing number of services once the TEF tubs are pensioned off to Greece? In other words, is this not much more than maintaining the status quo while blinding us with LD style smoke and mirrors? If anyone can shed any light on the subject, do post a comment.