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Getlink simplifies border crossing between EU and UK


Following several months of testing with Eurotunnel's Le Shuttle Freight and ‘unaccompanied trailers’ customers, Getlink is planning to launch Sherpass in autumn this year: a services platform that simplifies border crossings for freight and the supply chain.

Working with selected partners, Sherpass offers customs and border services as a natural extension to the Eurotunnel Border Pass, which has already been adopted by more than one in two of Eurotunnel’s customers.

The re-establishment of the border between UK and Europe has forced shippers and carriers to manage a large volume of formalities requiring time, additional resources and the involvement of multiple subcontractors.

Sherpass is intended to provide a turnkey, one-stop solution that saves hauliers a significant amount of time by eliminating the need to enter information and the multiple interactions involved in managing documentation.

By centralising all the data flows required for cross-border exchanges, Sherpass offers an integrated end-to-end service in a single, simple, and secure working environment.

The new platform should be open to road hauliers and logistics providers from October 2023.

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Published On: 13/07/2023 12:00:45

 

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