Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight celebrates cargo milestone
Posted: 12 July 2022 | Elliot Robinson (Editorial Assistant - Global Railway Review) | No comments yet
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight have celebrated a sustainability milestone as the 33 millionth truck crosses the Channel aboard its Shuttle.
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight has announced a milestone as the 33 millionth truck crossed the Channel aboard its Shuttle. The 33 millionth truck belonged to NORDFROST, who have been using the service ever since its opening.
Since 1994, more than 700 million tonnes of goods have been transported via the tunnel aboard one of the 15 Truck Shuttles, – 800m long, carrying up to 32 trucks and travelling at a speed of 140km/h for a 35-minute journey. As a true vital link in many supply chains, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight carries 25 per cent of the goods entering the UK thanks to the speed, ease, and flexibility of the service, with up to six departures per hour.
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Continually innovating to enhance the Short Strait crossing, the Eurotunnel Border Pass service is growing in popularity with more than 40 per cent of the clients using it. The digital wallet, which won the Best Innovation award, for its Eurotunnel Border Pass, at the SITL 2021 Exhibition (Transport and Logistics Innovation Week), makes it possible to exchange information necessary for the passage of goods from the carrier, via digital communications to the authorities of both countries, in a rapid and secure manner.
“Since 1994, we have seen a growing appetite for our service and are always looking at ways we continually improve efficiency and speed,” Christian Dufermont, Freight Commercial Director at Eurotunnel, said. “It is incredible that we have already hit a 33 million milestone and we are looking forward to celebrating our next.”