Rail News

Le Shuttle Freight: High Trade Volumes in July 2018

Getlink has published its sales figures for Le Shuttle Freight in July 2018. Transporting 144,990 trucks across the channel on its freight trains, the shuttle service recorded its best volume of trade for that month in its history.

Le Shuttle Freight
Le Shuttle Freight, © Getlink

July 2018 was also the company’s best ever month of trade after March 2018 and March 2017. Since January 2018 it has moved almost one million trucks between the UK and continental European countries.

Getlink also reported an increase in passenger traffic in July 2018. 314,955 passenger vehicles were transported by the company across the month, a 3% increase on the figures for July 2017. This figure is the second-highest volume of passenger traffic for this month after July 2016 since the end of duty-free sales within the EU in 1999. Since January 2018 more than 1.5 million passenger vehicles have crossed the channel using Le Shuttle.

Getlink will publish its figures for August 2018 on Tuesday 11 September 2018.

News categories

    19 Jun 2019
    UWC Ships 26 Tank Cars to GATX Rail Vostok
    14 Jun 2019
    The Belt & Road Initiative: 7 Considerations for CEE & Europe
    06 Jun 2019
    Critical Communications for Australian Railways
    04 Jun 2019
    SBB Cargo International CEO Sven Flore on the Rail Freight Industry
    08 May 2019
    Noah’s Train Promoting Modal Shift to Rail Reaches Italy
    07 May 2019
    Russia and Azerbaijan: We Will Work together to Develop Eurasian Transport Corridors
    29 Apr 2019
    Industry Insider Week 17 – 8 Must-Read Rail News Stories
    24 Apr 2019
    Germany Launches Rail Freight Noise Monitoring
    Subscribe
    Subscribe to Railway-News
    Get the latest contract alerts and Railway News emailed directly to your inbox.

    We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.

    Please tick to confirm you would like to receive emails we think may be of interest to you. We sometimes tailor the content you see to what we think you'll find interesting, and so monitor your interaction with our website and email content (find out more).