Although it is not a ferry company it might be interesting to know that ‘the Channel Tunnel’ has changed its name from Groupe Eurotunnel into Getlink, as noted on the Paris and London Stock Exchange (GET, Euronext Paris and Euronext London)
Getlink now leads the businesses of four major commercial brands
- Eurotunnel, the cross Channel service with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle and Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Freight
- Europorte, the leading private rail freight operator in France,
- ElecLink, the future electrical interconnector between the UK and France,
- CIFFCO, the leading private European railway training centre.
Each year, Getlink transports more than 20 million passengers, 1.6 million trucks, 2.6 million cars, and, soon, also 1 gigawatt of electricity.
In a press release, Getlink says boldly that their services “have always been the safest way to cross the Channel and to transport goods,” adding that they are “amongst the most environmentally friendly.”