Ferry contracts could be illegal, says Eurotunnel boss

Eurotunnel boss Jacques Gounon has warned that the Government’s recent award of contracts to ferry companies to provide additional cross-Channel capacity after Brexit may be anti-competitive and illegal. He has written to UK transport secretary, Chris Grayling, bringing to his attention “distortionary and anti-competitive effects of such an action, which would be a unilateral breach not only of the concession agreement with Eurotunnel, but more widely of existing competition and state ... [+]

November fireworks for Le Shuttle

November saw a record for Le Shuttle Freight with 151,107 trucks transported, 8% higher than November 2017. It is the third best month after October 2018 and March 2017, both of which include an additional day. Since 1st January, more than 1.5 million trucks have crossed the Channel with Le ... [+]

Record Q3 for Le Shuttle Freight

Le Shuttle Freight said it had its best ever third quarter this year after it equaled last year’s record for the month of September with almost 139,000 trucks transported. Since 1 January, almost 1.26 million trucks have crossed the Channel with Le Shuttle Freight. [+]

Best half-year ever for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight has achieved a record half-year with more than 845,000 trucks transported since 1 January. With 142,016 trucks transported in June 2018, it also recorded the best June in its history, beating the previous record in June 2016. [+]

Kent calls for truck management measures

Kent County Council (KCC) is calling on the Government to consider additional legislative powers and technology to stagger the arrival of lorries into Kent if the situation demands it after Brexit. It is also calling for more investment in the country’s ports including alternatives to Dover and to consider setting ... [+]

Tunnel takes a quarter of UK-EU trade, says study

Eurotunnel and EY and Eurotunnel have published a new study which reveals that the Channel Tunnel facilitates UK-EU trade worth almost €140 billion each year –  more than a of all business between the UK and the EU. The Economic Footprint of the Channel Tunnel in the EU, demonstrates the integral role played ... [+]

New rail service links London with Duisburg – and beyond

GB Railfreight and Transfesa have launched a new Channel Tunnel rail service between London Gateway and Duisburg, Germany, on behalf of CMA CGM Logistics. The inaugural train left London Gateway rail terminal on 10 April. The new service will offer onward connections to other destinations, including Poland and China. Initially, it ... [+]

More power for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel has awarded GE Power’s Grid Solutions a contract to improve the power supply in the Channel Tunnel. The tunnel operator said it would increase the power and stability of its network at peak demand, when eight trains are running simultaneously. . [+]

Shuttle surges to new record

Le Shuttle Freight traffic rose 10% in January to a new record of 144,272 trucks, said tunnel operator, Getlink. For the first time, Le Shuttle Freight carried more than 7,000 trucks in one day, on 25 January. In January 2018, passenger traffic on Le Shuttle remained stable with 152,068 vehicles carried, ... [+]

Brexit? Bring it on!

Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service transported 128,321 trucks in December 2017, a decrease of 3% compared to the same month in 2016. It moved more than 1.637 million for 2017 as a whole, compared with 1.642m in 2016, a fall of 0.3%. [+]

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