9,000,000 … AND COUNTING! - Eurotunnel welcomes nine millionth truck

With ferry services between Dover and Calais continuing to suffer from disruption as a result of berthing problems at the French port, Eurotunnel is keeping the traffic moving. On the evening of Tuesday, 15 February, Eurotunnel welcomed its nine millionth truck since the Channel Tunnel opened in 1994.

The honour went to Dutchman, Jos Luyendijk, driving for Nedexco, one of Eurotunnel’s regular account customers. Mr Luyendijk travels with Eurotunnel up to four times a week transporting fresh produce between Holland and the UK.

Mr Luyendijk was presented with a bottle of champagne by Dirk Broek, director of Eurotunnel’s freight division. Asked what he thought of Eurotunnel, Mr Luyendijk, said:

“I love it! It’s much quicker and easier, and at the end of the day I get to spend more time at home with my family.”

Eurotunnel’s truck shuttle service offers a departure every ten minutes at peak times, and on average, operates over 250 truck shuttle departures every day with its fleet of 16 truck shuttles.