Stockpiling hits September shuttle figures

Le Shuttle Freight transported 116,915 trucks in September, down 11% compared to 2020. Getlink said this was an unfavourable comparison because of stockpiling in anticipation of Brexit, pointing out that since 1 January 2021 Le Shuttle Freight has transported nearly 1 million trucks, a decrease of only 4% compared to 2020, representative of the very moderate economic impact of Brexit on cross-Channel flows. Car traffic was up 6% in September compared ... [+]

Getlink goes for the unaccompanied market

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 ... [+]

Good under the circumstances, says Getlink

Channel tunnel parent company Getlink announced revenue down 24% at €816 million, a performance that group chief executive Yann Leriche described as “robust”.He said: Getlink delivered a solid operational and financial performance, in an exceptional context marked by the Covid crisis and Brexit.”But he added: “In the absence of clear ... [+]

Tunnel freight beats pre-Covid levels in December

Eurotunnel operator Getlink says its Le Shuttle Freight traffic was above pre-Covid levels in December 2020, with 131,746 trucks carried, up 8% compared to December 2019. It benefitted from stockpiling ahead of the end of the transition period on 31 and despite testing measures imposed by France on 20 December ... [+]

Channel Tunnel freight above pre-Covid levels

Channel Tunnel operator Getlink said Le Shuttle Freight traffic was above pre-COVID levels in November with 145,729 trucks carried, the second-best month of November in its history. Business was boosted by stockpiling ahead of the end of the Brexit transition on 31 December. [+]

Le Shuttle records first year on year increase since Covid

Le Shuttle Freight traffic in September was up 2% on the same month in 2019, said Eurotunnel operator Getlink. It follows a sustained recovery from the Covid crisis during the summer; during August trucks transported were 7% below the levels seen in August 2019. [+]

Getlink appoints finance expert

Eurotunnel operator Getlink has appointed Sharon Flood as a director. She is a financial expert with knowledge of the railway sector, and replaces Philippe Vasseur, who has agreed to terminate his mandate early after twelve years on the Board. [+]

New CFO for Getlink

Eurotunnel operator Getlink has appointed Géraldine Périchon as its new chief financial officer. She was until recently with Groupe Suez, latterly as director of finance, recycling and value for France. [+]

Channel Tunnel puts part-time working in place

Channel Tunnel operator Getlink is to put part-time working in place for 2,339 of its French employees from 1 April and is working on an equivalent scheme for British employees. The decision reflects the noticeable drop in passengers compared to the relatively resilient performance of van and truck traffic. As ... [+]

New chief exec for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel operator Getlink SE is to separate the functions of chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer from 1 July. Yann Leriche is appointed chief executive officer and Jacques Gounon becomes non‐executive chairman. Leriche has had a 20-year career in transport in France and overseas and, since ... [+]

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