Ferry service plans for Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Mar 16, 2006 - 09:09 PM


A fast ferry firm is which is planning to bring new cross Channel services to Dover is also aiming to re-establish a ferry service from Folkestone.

Navmed Limited hopes to create 700 jobs and wants to offer a first class, high quality service for passengers.

The company has been formed by former Hoverspeed employees, and aims to be in operation by May 2006.

It will initially offer services to Calais and Boulogne, and then to Ostend. It plans to use three ships.

Navmed is in negotiations to buy the two former Hoverspeed Seacat fast ferries taken out of service last November when Hoverspeed pulled out of Dover.