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.

With a load factor of 80%, this was an optimal service for a day with very heavy demand, Eurotunnel said.