Eimskipfelag slands : Eimskip adds a fourth ship to the North American route
Eimskip has chartered a vessel, Star Comet, which will allow the company to add a fourth vessel on the North American route in November to meet the continued high demand to the west. The company currently operates three ships on the route, two 900 teus and one 700 teus, in weekly service. The fourth ship, which is 700 teus, will be added to the service in the middle of November and the plan is that both 700 teus ships will sail in the same week with departures from Reykjavík on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Vilhelm Már Þorsteinsson, CEO of Eimskip:
“We are pleased to be able to meet the high demand we have as a niche carrier for shipping to North America by adding a fourth ship to the route. The changes we made to our shipping system last year where we shortened the transit time from the Faroe Islands. Eyja and Iceland to North America have proven to be successful and have opened up new opportunities for example for transporting fresh salmon in a more environmentally friendly way compared to airfreight solutions. Offering green solutions is very much in line with our commitment to environmental issues. With our reliable shipping system this service remains excellent an advantage for Eimskip’s customers who transport dry, frozen and chilled raw products.”
Earlier this week, the vessel EF Ava experienced a main engine failure. Estimated time for repair is about two weeks. The new charter vessel, Star Comet, is already in Eimskip’s service and will enable the company to maintain its shipping services with minor modifications until EF Ava is back in service.
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