GETLINK: Silk Road: New service through the Channel Tunnel

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Eurotunnel (Paris:GET) welcomes the introduction of a new cross-Channel service at the start of the year.

Operated by operators such as GB Railfreight or Transfesa, on behalf of CMA CGM Logistics, the new intermodal service which transports containers between the United Kingdom and Germany (with onward connections to Poland and China) left London Gateway, heading for Duisburg, for the first time yesterday. The CMA CGM Logistics train reached the Channel Tunnel at 01:27 (local time). Initially the service will operate with one return trip per week, with the potential to reach 6 returns per week in the future.

The introduction of this service and its connection to the new Silk Road (One Belt, One Road) is further proof of Eurotunnel's determination to relaunch rail freight, as already demonstrated with the construction of the whole-train scanner in Frethun, the introduction of the ETICA scheme, which supports the launch of new services, and the restructuring implemented to add efficiency to border formalities at the Frethun yard with Europorte Channel.

For UK media enquiries contact
John Keefe on + 44 (0) 1303 284491
press@eurotunnel.com
or
For other media enquiries contact
Anne-Laure Desclèves on +33(0)1 4098 0467
or
For investor enquiries contact:
Jean-Baptiste Roussille on +33 (0)1 40 98 04 81
jean-baptiste.roussille@getlinkgroup.com
or
Michael Schuller on +44 (0) 1303 288749
Michael.schuller@getlinkgroup.com

Short Name: Groupe Eurotunnel SA
Category Code: MSCM
Sequence Number: 644772
Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20180411T155133+0100

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