Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service set an all-time record for daily traffic last week. The service transported a total of 7,023 trucks in both directions on the 25 January; an increase of 3% compared with the previous record. The previous record dates back to 13 March 2008, just before the financial crisis. Eurotunnel said the performance was made possible by the commissioning of three new, third generation freight shuttles last year, which had increased capacity and allowed more daily departures. […]
French transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari has told Sky News a plan is being worked on to resume the movement of unaccompanied freight from the UK to France with cross-EU talks “to begin within hours”.
A risk management company has warned that “little or nothing” is being done to protect the employees of haulage firms in Calais – and the warning signs are there that violence in the area could escalate.