Improvement.- The implementation of Brexit in January 2021 affected the transportation of goods across Europe. However, Spain was the only country in Europe to increase its exports in 2021, along with the United Kingdom, according to ICEX Spain Export and Investors., Thus, this trend positively affects the 2022 citrus campaign, a sector that is expected to generate 5,968 million tons in our country this year, and according to statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture, 20% of this total in the United Kingdom goes into
In this context, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight, the important commercial link between Europe and the United Kingdom, allows Spanish companies to transport goods by truck to the United Kingdom, doing so in a more sustainable, faster and more comfortable way than with traditional ferries. gives. In this sense, Spain represented 12.5% of the total freight carried by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle freight in 2021, the shuttle service that allows you to cross the English Channel in just 35 minutes. A fleet of 15 shuttles, each 800 m long and with a capacity of up to 32 trucks, can board and cross the canal at speeds up to 140 km/h.
During 26 years, more than 33 million trucks have passed through this transport service and more than 700 million tons of goods have been transported (of which 87.5 million come from Spain), including a large amount of goods, but most -Sensitive and fresh produce such as fruits and vegetables. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with up to a departure every 10 minutes during peak hours.
3 advantages of Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight in freight
Companies that bet on this service will find different benefits for their business, whether in the environmental aspect, in the economic aspect or in saving time.
1.- Less polluting for the environment: If the carrier decides to use Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight to transport its goods, each truck will emit 12 times less CO2 than traveling by ferry on the same route (Calais to Dover). Therefore, this service is positioned as one of the most sustainable solutions for exporting goods to the United Kingdom.
2.- Fast, smooth and efficient way of crossing the border: From 1 January 2021, customs declarations are required when transporting goods between the UK and the EU. To ensure a better experience for its customers, Eurotunnel has developed Eurotunnel Border Pass, an innovative digital service. The service allows transport companies and their goods to cross borders quickly and efficiently, transferring customs information to the relevant authorities before reaching the other side of the canal.
3.- Fewer Kilometers which translates into less cost: Crossing with Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle freight service also meant a shorter distance traveled than other straits operators, which would allow the carrier to save 25 kilometers on each trip to London, if it operated through the port of Dover. is done. This also means significant savings in fuel and CO2 emissions.
Take advantage of the Eurotunnel in the 2022/2023 citrus campaign
With all these advantages, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle has become an important commercial link for transport companies looking to transport freight goods, especially at a time when the citrus season is at its peak. The citrus market produces a large amount of raw materials for export abroad, of which orange stands out as the most produced product with 3,010,491 tonnes, followed by lemon with 918,802 tonnes and grapefruit with 75,394 tonnes. comes
,Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight is the ideal choice for freight transport between Spain and the United Kingdom. It is a more sustainable alternative to shipping, it allows you to save valuable time on processes, and by land it is the fastest operator to export to the United Kingdom. Now that we are immersed in citrus season, with six departures per hour, we are ready to serve the needs of Spanish companies to explore this profitable option to deliver their products as quickly as possible.«, confirms Eurotunnel Cargo Commercial Director, Christian Dufermont,
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