Ferry shutdown boosts Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel says that its freight service moved 139,283 trucks in March, up 13% compared to March 2021. The increase was due partly to the shutdown of P&O ferries since 17 March 2022. Since 1 January nearly 375,000 trucks have crossed the Channel aboard the Shuttles. Passenger traffic for the month was up 220% on March 2021, with vehicles transported. [+]

Ups and downs for Le Shuttle freight

Le Shuttle Freight transported 113,089 trucks in April 2021, an increase of 42% compared to April 2020. Freight traffic for the four months from January to April 2021 was 418,192 trucks, 10% down on the same period in 2020. The passenger market remains severely impacted by the UK and French ... [+]

Eurotunnel trucks down in January

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle freight traffic showed a 10% decrease in January compared with the same month in 2019, to 131,098 vehicles. It said the start of 2019 benefitted strongly from stockpiling in anticipation of Brexit. [+]

Eurotunnel trucks fall away

Eurotunnel truck traffic was down 9% in August 2019 compared to the same month last year said operator Getlink, mainly due to the lack of recovery in the automotive market and a slowdown in UK consumption. Since the beginning of the year, 1,059,127 trucks have crossed the Channel on Le ... [+]

Eurotunnel traffic wilts in July

Eurotunnel said its truck traffic in July was down 10% to 130,936 compared to July 2018, mainly due to the lack of recovery in the automotive market, and a slowdown in UK consumption. Since the beginning of the year, there has been a 5% reduction in truck traffic, to 940,000. [+]

Brexit unsettles Eurotunnel traffic

Brexit uncertainty took its toll on Eurotunnel’s truck traffic in May, which was down 11% compared to May 2018. Destocking by British businesses in April and May followed stock building in the first three months of the year in preparation for the original departure date from the EU on 29 ... [+]

Tunnel ready for Brexit checks

Eurotunnel officially handed over buildings intended for customs, veterinary and phytosanitary inspection services to the French authorities on 4 April. The Douane-SIVEP control centre will be open 24 hours for Ministry of Agriculture officials and customs officers. It provides nine unloading docks, a refrigerated storage area, 100 parking spaces for ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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. [+]

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