Eurotunnel breaks new cargo high ground
Less than a week after Le Shuttle Freight carried the 23 millionth truck through the Channel Tunnel since commercial services started, Eurotunnel has hit a new all-time record, beating the previous high set in 2012, the year of the London Olympic Games.
Buoyed by the new truck terminal security put in place in October 2015, Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service has had a record year in 2015, carrying more than 1,464,880 trucks in both directions between Folkestone (Kent) and Coquelles (Pas-de-Calais).
This is the highest level of traffic generated since the start of commercial services and has been achieved more than a week before the year end.
This extraordinary performance is proof of the confidence that transporters from across Europe have in Eurotunnel and its staff and is recognition of the competitive advantages of the Shuttle service, compared to ferries, with its high departure frequency, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
With 45 per cent infrastructure capacity still available, 3 new Truck Shuttles on order and a market which continues to grow, the outlook for Eurotunnel is positive.