Eurotunnel’s January freight traffic up 38% compared to 2021

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Eurotunnel operator Getlink has announced that the amount of trucks using the Le Shuttle freight service this January was 38% higher than it was in the same month last year.

Eurotunnel’s January freight traffic up 38% compared to 2021
Photo: Getlink, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Writing on its website, Getlink said Le Shuttle Freight had transported 113,917 trucks in January 2022, which represents an increase of 38% compared to January 2021.

The company said the results were due to the success of its Eurotunnel Border Pass, and a “favourable comparison basis linked to the disruptions resulting from implementation of the administrative formalities in the trade and cooperation agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom”.

Another key factor here is nonetheless the huge amount of stockpiling that occured in November and December 2020, before Brexit controls on British goods were implemented by the European Union at the start of last year. This resulted in a significant reduction in freight traffic, as many purchase orders had already been made in advance.


Photo: Getlink, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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