September 16, 2021

From September 18, 2021, a new cross-Channel freight service will be open to all transporters, using an unaccompanied mode through the Channel Tunnel, says Getlink in a press release.

The crossing will be managed by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight and will operate 24 hours a day and six days per week.

Departures will be from the Group’s two terminals in Calais or Folkestone. The capacity will be 8,300 trailers per year.

Getlink plays the environmental card, saying that “this new rail service will emit 40 times less CO2 than ferries,” referring to the DFDS Calais – Sheerness service.