Eurotunnel reports traffic and revenue increase
EUROTUNNEL has announced record revenues for 2014, following a 7% growth in consolidated revenues, which reached €1.2bn.
Cross-channel railfreight saw the largest area of growth, with 14% more trains and a 21% increase in tonnage to 1.64 million tonnes in 2014 compared to 1.36 million tonnes the previous year. Eurotunnel attributes this increase to the Eurotunnel Incentive for Capacity Additions (ETICA) scheme which aims to incentivise new intermodal railfreight services.
Eurotunnel shuttle services saw a 7% increase in revenues to €526.7m. Lorry shuttle traffic increased by 6% to over 1.4 million and passenger shuttle traffic increased by 4% to over 2.5 million.
Eurostar saw a 3% increase in 2014 passenger traffic compared with 2013, with almost 21 million passengers transported last year. Future traffic growth is indicated to increase further when Eurostar launches its London – Lyon – Marseille service in 2015, and London – Amsterdam service in 2016.
Railfreight subsidiary Europorte has reported an 8% increase in revenues to €266.5m, following an increase in new contracts and an extension of existing agreements.
MyFerryLink, which Eurotunnel acquired in 2012 but was subsequently banned from operating by Britain's Competition and Markets Authority on January 9 2015, saw a 25% increase in revenue to €93m in 2014 compared with the previous year.
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Eurotunnel, de beheerder van de kanaaltunnel, heeft een recordjaar achter de rug. De omzet steeg met 7% naar €1,2 miljard.
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Kloppen die 21 miljoen Eurostar reizigers wel? Zal eerder zo'n 11 miljoen zijn.
11 miljoen of beter gezegd bijna 10,4 voor de Eurostar. 21 miljoen als je al het spul met de shuttle erbij optelt.
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