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A Dutch dredging firm this week began deepening the harbour of Ramsgate in Kent to turn the seaside port into a ‘second Dover’ in readiness for a no-deal Brexit. The government has also awarded a £13.8m ferry service contract to operate between Ramsgate and Ostend in Belgium to Seaborne Freight, a company that owns not a single ship.