33million Trucks: Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight Celebrates Cargo Milestone

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight announces a milestone as its 33 millionth truck crossed the Channel aboard its Shuttle on Monday 12 July 2022.

The 33 millionth truck belongs to NORDFROST, the biggest German frozen and chilled food transporter to the UK and an historical customer, using the service since the opening. The driver, Rene Schwarze, has been driving for over 13 years and in that time has used the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight service over 2,500 times, supplying fresh food to leading UK retailers.

Since 1994, more than 700million tonnes of goods have been transported via the tunnel aboard one of the 15 Truck Shuttles, – 800m long, carrying up to 32 trucks and travelling at a speed of 140km/h for a 35-minute journey.

As a true vital link in many supply chains, Le Shuttle Freight carries 25% of the goods entering the UK thanks to the speed, ease and flexibility of the service with up to 6 departures per hour.

Christian Dufermont, Freight Commercial Director at Eurotunnel said: “Since 1994, we have seen a growing appetite for our service and are always looking at ways we continually improve efficiency and speed. It is incredible we have already hit a 33 million milestone and we are looking forward to celebrating our next.”

Rene Schwarze, driver for Nordfrost said: “I cross the Channel several times a week.  It’s such a quick service and I’m thrilled to have been named number 33million.

[1] According to the Carbon 4 study, a lorry on a Shuttle emits 12 times less than on a ferry