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. […]
Eurotunnel’s freight traffic volumes remained almost static in the Q3 2015, despite a summer of troubles in the port of Calais and further reports of “desperate” migrant activity in past days.
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.
The FTA has called on Eurotunnel and the French authorities to upgrade any weak spots in their security fencing after more than 100 migrants broke into the tunnel operator’s French terminal earlier this month, causing hours of delays to passenger and freight services.