Freight News, Rail, Road

Getlink goes for the unaccompanied market

[ September 13, 2021   //   ]

Tunnel operator Getlink is launching a service for unaccompanied freight through the Channel Tunnel from 18 September.

It will operate 24 hours a day, six days per week. Capacity will be 8,300 trailers per year, which equates to around 26-27 trailers per day.

It adds that the Eurotunnel Border Pass will allow transporters to speed up the border crossing by digitising their administrative exchanges with the border authorities.

It claims that the new rail service  will emit 40 times less CO2 than ferries and will contribute to the French government’s objectives to doubling the share of rail in freight transport by 2030 and to UK government decarbonize plans.

Rival ferry operator DFDS recently launched a freight ferry service aimed at the unaccompanied sector between Calais and Sheerness.