Folkestone-Boulogne route was popular with tourists and travellers.
The year before James Sherwood the President of the Bermuda based company
Sea Containers Services Ltd., obtained the Port of Folkestone in July
1984, as shown from the 2,119,653 passengers that used the Folkestone-Boulogne
services in 1983.
cross-channel car-ferry services were removed so that he could to sell
off the harbour land to property speculators for a Harbour-Village 'masterplan'
of 1989. Mr Roger De Haan, the former chairman of Saga, bought the port
off James B. Sherwood, on 2nd July 2004.
August 2004, the linkspan and other vital essential ferry service operational
facilities and infrastructures at the Port of Folkestone were removed.
In the Shepway District Council local plan it is stated that “The
Council wishes to protect the potential for a cross Channel passenger
ferry link with the town of Boulogne”. Why did Shepway District
Council officers and councillors and the Member of Parliament for Folkestone
puttingall the local economy on the road to wrack and ruin by allowing
the owner to destroy all of the port’s operational facilities
all the potential for the Cross-channel ferry services to return?
January 2005 came a statement from Roger De Haan's Folkestone Harbour