• 11/04/2018 - Shuttle Traffic for March 2018

    In March 2018, with 146,292 trucks transported, Le Shuttle Freight traffic decreased by 3%compared to March 2017, having been penalised by the very difficult weather conditions (snow) at the beginning of the month, especially in the UK. March 2018 was nevertheless the second best month ever since opening, after March 2017. Since 1 January, traffic has increased by 3%, with more than 423,000 trucks transported.

    Despite the very difficult weather conditions at the beginning of the month, Passenger Shuttle traffic increased by 14% compared to the month of March 2017, with 181,651 vehicles carried, boosted by a favourable calendar effect with the Easter weekend departures in the month of March in 2018 (April in 2017). Since 1 January, almost 500,000 passenger vehicles have travelled with Le Shuttle.

    The Group's first-quarter revenues will be published on Wednesday 18 April 2018 prior to opening of trading.

    The traffic figures for the month of April will be published on Monday 14 May 2018 prior to the opening of trading.

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  • 16/03/2018 - Meet the Eurotunnel Freight Teams at the Multimodal

     

    Multimodal is the UK and Ireland's leading freight transport and logistics exhibition. It will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham between Tuesday 1st and Thursday 3rd May 2018.

    Come and meet our Freight teams at our stand 7032 - Hall 4.

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    Please find below some useful links for more information about the Multimodal exhibition:


  • 13/03/2018 - Shuttle Traffic for February 2018

    In February 2018, with 133,287 trucks transported, Le Shuttle Freight had the second best ever month of February since opening, an increase of +5% compared to February 2017, despite the particularly poor weather conditions in the final week which had an impact on traffic across a large part of Europe. Since the first of January, traffic has increased by +7%, with 277,599 trucks transported.

    Passenger traffic was slightly lower compared to the month of February 2017, with 164,296 vehicles, penalised by weather conditions which were not very conducive to tourism. The Flexiplus service hit a traffic record on 17 February, carrying 1,999 vehicles, more than 20% of the passenger traffic carried that day. Since the first of January, more than 316,000 vehicles have travelled with Le Shuttle.

    The traffic figures for the month of March will be published on Wednesday 11 April 2018 prior to the opening of trading.

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  • 21/02/2018 - Getlink: 2017 Increase in annual result

    • Revenue increased by 4%1 to €1.033 billion
    • EBITDA increased to €526 million (+6%)
    • Consolidated net profit of €113 million
    • Strong Free Cash Flow2 of €236 million, increased by €97 million
    • Dividend increase of 15% to €0.30 per share to be put to the next AGM on 18 April 2018

    Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group stated: "The Group has seen its eighth consecutive year of growth and has had another excellent year from both operational and financial perspectives. The outlook for the years to come is equally positive notably for cash generation, enabling the Group to commit to a dividend increase of €0.05 per year for the next few years".

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  • 12/02/2018 - Shuttle traffic for January 2018

    In January 2018 Le Shuttle Freight set a new record for the first month of the year, carrying 144,272 trucks, an increase of 10% compared to the month of January in 2017, a favourable base for comparison. At the same time, and for the first time ever, Le Shuttle Freight carried more than 7,000 trucks in one day, on 25 January 2018.

    In January 2018, passenger traffic on Le Shuttle remained stable with 152,068 vehicles carried, penalised by weather conditions which were less than conducive to tourism during the month.

    Publication of traffic figures for the month of February will be on Tuesday 13 March 2018, before markets open.

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  • 26/01/2017 - New all-time daily traffic record for Le Shuttle Freight

    Yesterday, Thursday 25 January 2018, Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service established a new all-time record for daily traffic, transporting a total of 7,023 trucks in both directions, an increase of 3% compared to the previous record which dates back to 13 March 2008, just before the financial crisis.

    This performance was made possible by the 2017 commissioning of three new, third generation freight shuttles; the increased capacity provided enabled 7 departures per hour in each direction.

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

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  • 25/01/2017 - Getlink: further increase in revenues for 2017

    At €1.033 billion, revenues for the year 2017 are up by 4% at a constant exchange rate1.

    • Channel Tunnel Fixed Link
      • Revenues from Shuttle Services increased by 3% to €604.1 million
      • Eurostar: a record year with 10.3 million passengers (+3%)
       
    • Europorte: revenues up 2% to €118.5 million

    Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group, stated: “Despite the uncertainties surrounding Brexit, the Group has delivered a 4% growth in revenues and has once again demonstrated the strength and balance of its economic model, no matter the circumstances”.

     

    Fourth quarter 2017: key facts

     

    • Channel Tunnel Fixed Link
      • October 2017 was the highest month of October for the Truck Shuttle service with 142,759 vehicles transported, an increase of 5% compared to the month of October 2016.
      • Eurotunnel’s Truck and Passenger Shuttle services recorded stable traffic during 2017 with, respectively, 1.64 million trucks and 2.6 million passenger vehicles transported despite an unfavorable calendar effect, 2016 being a leap year.
      • Rail freight continued its positive trend with 2,012 trains (+12%)
      • The ETICA programme, which aims to develop new services has been expanded to include high speed operators which will enable Eurostar to prepare for the launch of its new service to Amsterdam and will encourage other high speed operators to consider further destinations, as identified in the PWC study from December 2013 (Frankfurt, Cologne, Geneva...)
       
    • Europorte and its subsidiaries
      • Additional volume growth from major customers in the automobile, chemicals and cereals sectors thanks to the quality of service obtained.
       
    • ElecLink
      • Works continue as planned.
       

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    1 All comparisons with 2016 are made using the average 2017 exchange rate of £1=€1.14.


  • 19/01/2017 - Eurotunnel welcomes the declaration following the Anglo French summit

    Eurotunnel welcomes the declaration following the Anglo French summit on 18 January which restates the importance of trade, tourism, cultural and economic exchanges between the two countries.

    Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Getlink, stated: “This summit demonstrates the commitment of the UK and French Governments to the continued development of the Channel Tunnel, the vital link that has operated between Great Britain and continental Europe for more than 20 years; they have also shown their ambition for the future with plans to support energy transition and, more specifically, the installation of electrical interconnectors. This is good news for both Eurotunnel and for ElecLink.”

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  • 26/10/2017 - Eurotunnel retains Carbon Trust Standard certification
    following a new 9% reduction in its carbon footprint

    The Eurotunnel Group is delighted to have retained the prestigious, independently awarded Carbon Trust Standard certification for its Fixed Link following its policy and success in reducing its carbon footprint for the period 2015-2016.

    In order to retain the certification, the Fixed Link had to satisfy a number of criteria and reach a series of objectives, including the reduction of carbon footprint by more than 7.3%, a goal which Eurotunnel out-performed with a reduction of almost 9%1 for the period 2015-2016 compared to 2012-20132.

    During the course of these two years, three major initiatives were taken which enabled the company to continue its ongoing efforts:

    • Concentration of electrical energy supply from the continent (98% in 2016), using energy that is 7 times less carbon generating compared to the UK.
    • Replacement of the Halon gas used in all technical rooms inside the Tunnel with Novec, a gas that is 7,000 times less carbon generating
    • Replacement of the cooling system at Sangatte.

    Michel Boudoussier, Eurotunnel Chief Operating Officer, stated: “Each year since its opening, Eurotunnel has been fully committed to reducing its carbon footprint. At a time when the environmental impact of a transport system is an important element in customer purchasing decisions, validation of our efforts by the Carbon Trust Standard brings an additional competitive advantage”.

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    1  Exactly 8.6%
    2 Comparison possible through the application of the "Banking Rule”.


  • 19/10/2017 - Third quarter 2017: the Eurotunnel Group continues on track

    Third quarter 2017

    • Total revenues for the third quarter of 2017 rose to €286.4 million, an increase of 3% compared to the same period in 20161 on a comparable basis.

      Channel Tunnel Fixed Link

    • Shuttle revenues increased by 4% to €179.3 million
    • Railway Network revenue increased by 2%
    • Eurostar: traffic increased by 4%
    • Rail freight trains: traffic increased by 6%

      Europorte: revenue increased by 3%

    Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel SE stated: “The Group’s strategy to concentrate on leadership in the most dynamic and high contribution sectors of the market, both for freight and passenger services, has enabled us to record a further increase in revenues. We remain confident for the full year”.  

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    1  All comparisons with 2016 are made at the average exchange rate for the first nine months of 2017 of 1=€1.142 and after restatement in accordance with IFRS 5 following the sale of GB Railfreight in November 2016.


  • 11/10/2017 - Shuttle traffic for September 2017

    In September 2017, Le Shuttle Freight set a new historic record for a month of September with 138,774 trucks transported, an increase of 2% compared to the month of September in 2016. Since 1 January 2017, 1,225,943 trucks have crossed the Channel with Le Shuttle Freight.

    Passenger vehicle traffic increased by 9% compared to the month of September in 2016, with 240,059 vehicles transported, the second best month of September since the end of duty free in 1999. Since 1 January 2017, Le Shuttle Passenger traffic is relatively stable with 2,072,415 vehicles transported.

    Groupe Eurotunnel SE’s third quarter revenues will be published on Thursday 19 October 2017 before market opening.

    The traffic figures for October 2017 will be published on Monday 13 November 2017, before market opening.

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  • 13/09/2017 - Shuttle traffic for August 2017

    In August 2017, Le Shuttle Freight transported 127,729 trucks, an increase of 1% compared to the month of August 2016, setting a new historic record for a month of August. Since 1 January 2017, Le Shuttle Freight has transported more than 1,080,000 trucks.

    Passenger vehicle traffic increased by 3% compared to the month of August 2016, with 361,902 vehicles transported, closing a Summer 2017 during which Eurotunnel set new traffic records for Le Shuttle Passenger service with almost 564,000 vehicles carried over the period from 17 July to 3 September. Since 1 January 2017, Le Shuttle Passenger traffic has decreased slightly with 1,832,356 vehicles transported.

    The traffic figures for September 2017 will be published on Wednesday 11 October 2017, before markets open.

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  • 11/07/2017 - Shuttle Traffic for June 2017

    In June 2017 Le Shuttle Freight transported 141,384 trucks, a traffic stable compared to June 2016, due to an unfavourable calendar effect with the Whitsun weekend being in June this year whilst last year it was in May. Since the start of the year, truck traffic has fallen slightly by 1%, due to the difficult weather conditions in southern Europe at the beginning of the year.

    Passenger Shuttle traffic, which with 231,111 vehicles transported decreased by 7% compared to June 2016, was penalised by an unfavourable comparison with 2016 due to the UEFA Euro of Football France in June 2016. Passenger Shuttle traffic has decreased slightly since 1 January with 1,165,801 vehicles transported.

    Groupe Eurotunnel SE’s half-year consolidated results will be published on Tuesday 25 July 2017 before market opening.

    The traffic figures for the month of July will be published on Friday 11 August 2017 before market opening.

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  • 12/06/2017 - Shuttle Traffic for May 2017

    In May 2017 Le Shuttle Freight transported 141,646 trucks, recording the best Truck Shuttle traffic for a month of May in its history, an increase of 3% compared to May 2016.

     

    On Thursday 8 June 2017, Le Shuttle Freight established a new daily record with 3,822 trucks transported in 24 hours in the CAFO (Calais-Folkestone) direction, beating the previous record of 3,633 trucks set on 3 December 2015.

     

    Since the start of the year, truck traffic has fallen slightly by 1%, due to the exceptional weather conditions in Spain at the beginning of the year.

     

    Passenger Shuttle traffic has decreased by 4% compared to May 2016, with 212,930 vehicles transported penalized by an unfavorable electoral calendar in France. Passenger Shuttle traffic has decreased slightly since 1 January with nearly 935,000 vehicles transported.

     

    The figures for the month of June will be published on Tuesday 11 July 2017 prior to the opening of trading.

     

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  • 28/04/2017 - Eurotunnel inaugurates new Freight Shuttles to meet traffic growth

    Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel SE, accompanied by Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France Region, today inaugurated the first of three new, third generation Freight Shuttles.

     

    With the boom in the digital economy and the concentration of cross-Channel traffic onto the shortest routes, particularly in light of environmental concerns, the market for Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight is set to continue its growth over the coming years. In response to this demand and to reach its objective of transporting 2 million trucks in 2020, Eurotunnel has invested €40 million to acquire three new, 800m long Freight Shuttles, each made up of 32 carrier wagons, three loaders and a club car for the truck drivers.

     

    Made to order by WBN Waggonbau Niesky GmbH for Eurotunnel, and benefitting from the latest developments in technology to ensure energy efficiency, strength and reliability, these three new Shuttles will strengthen the existing fleet and bring an additional 20% capacity, enabling Eurotunnel to offer up to 8 departures per hour.

     

    Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel, stated: “With the entry into service of three new Freight Shuttles, for the first time since January 1999,Eurotunnel starts a new phase of its development by offering, on top of the speed of crossing, an unrivalled frequency of departure”.

     

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  • 14/04/2017 - How will the UK trade with Europe in the future?

     

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    The United Kingdom trades with Europe by road. 90% of what is transported by road between the UK and continental Europe travels across the short straits between Kent and the Pas-de-Calais.


  • 10/04/2017 - Shuttle Traffic for March 2017

    In March 2017, Le Shuttle Freight achieved a new all-time record, transporting 151,245 trucks, an increase of 5% compared to March 2016, the month the previous record was set. Since the start of the year, almost 410,000 trucks have crossed the Channel on Eurotunnel's Shuttle Service.

    Passenger traffic in March 2017 reduced compared to March 2016, with 159,001 vehiclescarried, heavily impacted by the negative impact of the calendar, with Easter, which generates high levels of tourist traffic, falling in April in 2017, as opposed to in March in 2016.

    With a car1 market share of 64.6% for the Short Straits in February 2017, Le Shuttle achieved its best performance since opening in 1994. The increase in Eurotunnel Le Shuttle's passenger market share during the start of the year confirms the underlying attraction and strength of the service.

    Revenues and traffic figures for the first quarter of 2017 will be published on Thursday 20 April 2017 before markets open. Figures for the month of April will be published on Friday 12 May2017, before markets open.

    1 Includes cars, motorcycles, vehicles with trailers, caravans, camper vans and coaches

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  • 17/03/2017 - Eurotunnel welcomes 25 millionth truck

    At approximately 04:00 this morning, Eurotunnel welcomed the 25 millionth truck to use its Le Shuttle Freight service since the service began on 25 July 1994

    This 25 millionth truck, from the fleet operated by UPS, the express courier specialist, was carrying packages from Germany, many containing items such as clothing, shoes or electronics purchased the previous day via the Internet. The rapid growth in e-commerce, between 20-30% per anum, shows how essential the Channel Tunnel has become in the transport and logistics infrastructure linking the United Kingdom to continental Europe. Approximately one million e-commerce packages transit via the Channel Tunnel every day.

    EY, in its research paper, "Economic Footprint of the Channel Tunnel", published in November 2016, estimated that goods linked to express and courier services transported through the Channel Tunnel have a value of around €30 billion per year and are responsible for 272,000 jobs across Europe.

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  • 15/02/2017 - Meet the Eurotunnel Freight Teams at the Multimodal

    Multimodal is the UK and Ireland's leading freight transport and logistics exhibition. It will take place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham between Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th April 2017.

    We will be delighted to welcome our customers to our stand FSDF2 - Hall 4, located within the Food Storage and Distribution Federation village.

    Please find below some useful links for more information about the Multimodal exhibition: