For Great Britain and Ireland, we use different ports and ferry companies on the North Sea and the Irish sea routes from Belgium, France and the Netherlands.
Always double crew, if possible, on request you can accompany your horse(s)as well.
Ports in Netherlands: IJmuiden, Hook of Holland and Europoort.
Ports in Belgium: Zeebrugge and Ostend.
Ports in France: Calais and Cherbourg.
Ports in Uk: New Castle, Harwich, Dover, Holyhead, Belfast, Liverpool (Birckenhead) and Fishguard.
Ports in Irland: Dublin and Rosslare.
Of course we take into account the fact that horses can be travelsick.
Both in winter and summer months, we keep contact with the shipping companies for the sea conditions and adjust the transport of horses early if necessary.
All ferry companies warn at least 24 hour in advance about the weather conditions at sea.
Equidae transportation on Eurotunnel Le Shuttle
Horses must travel in a horse transporter of the appropriate standard. The ventilation system must be capable of ensuring even distribution throughout with a minimum airflow of nominal capacity of 60 m3/h/KN of payload. It must be capable of operating for at least 4 hours, independently of the vehicle engine.
Eurotunnel Le Shuttlecan only accept vehicles in possession of a valid Road Vehicle & Container Certificate (or equivalent issued by other member states) providing evidence that the vehicle has been approved under article 18 (2) of Council Regulation EC 1/2005 or documentation from the vehicle manufacturer confirming the capacity of the ventilation system.
Our charters have the necessary papers.