Eimskip placed order for two ice-class container ships at Chinese shipyard

EimskipThe Icelandic container operator Eimskip intends to place an order for the construction of two ice-class container ships at the Chinese shipyard Guangzhou Huangpu Wenchong. Each of the vessels will have capacity of 2,150 TEU, evaluated at price of approximately 30 million USD. The new container carriers will be the largest in the fleet of the Icelandic container operator Eimskip and their delivery is expected before the end of 2019. The ships will be with ice-class, which is specific for the routes operated by the company, which is usually connecting Iceland with North and West Europe, Denmark, Greenland and Canada.

Eimskip currently operates a fleet of 15 vessels, including a bulk carrier. The largest container vessel Eimskip has a capacity of 1,457 TEU, but the new vessels will be flagships of the company.

In October last year, Eimskip announced the acquisition of 90% from the Dutch logistics company Extraco Internationale Expeditie BV, specializing in logistics for refrigerated goods. In November, the Icelandic container operator acquired the Norwegian shipping and logistics company Nor Lines. The company said it plans further acquisitions and investments in the fleet to increase its market share.

Eimskip the oldest shipping company in Iceland, which is leading transportation company providing outstanding services through a dependable transport system in the North Atlantic and an extensive worldwide network