Getlink: Strong growth for unaccompanied freight services

Launched in September 2021, the Getlink unaccompanied freight service, which enables transport customers to send unaccompanied trailers through the Channel Tunnel, has seen continuous growth since its inception and, more recently, a marked acceleration since March 2022, with more than 1,000 trailers carried.

This service, which is fully aligned with the Group’s diversification strategy, adds to the range of sustainable logistics solutions provided for hauliers. The transport of trailers, handled by Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight teams on the two Eurotunnel terminals, operates 24/7 and generates 40 times less CO2 than ferries[1].

This service benefits from several competitive advantages including speed, ease and flexibility and is supported by the Group’s unique customs expertise for the border crossing, using the Eurotunnel Border Pass.


Christian Dufermont, Freight Commercial Director, stated: “Our service is growing strongly because it answers the three principal challenges in the supply chain today: decarbonisation, lack of truck drivers and the sharp rise in the cost of fuel”.



  1. ^ [1] Compared to Calais-Sheerness route