• ITVI.USA
    16,240.330
    -110.510
    -0.7%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.762
    0.031
    1.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.780
    0.120
    0.6%
  • OTVI.USA
    16,233.310
    -109.890
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
  • ITVI.USA
    16,240.330
    -110.510
    -0.7%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.762
    0.031
    1.1%
  • OTRI.USA
    21.780
    0.120
    0.6%
  • OTVI.USA
    16,233.310
    -109.890
    -0.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    3.520
    0.380
    12.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    2.960
    -0.660
    -18.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.610
    0.250
    18.4%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.340
    -0.130
    -3.7%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    2.100
    -0.250
    -10.6%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.860
    -0.220
    -5.4%
  • WAIT.USA
    126.000
    -2.000
    -1.6%
American ShipperShipping

Eimskip combines North Europe-North America services

Icelandic liner carrier says change will mean less transshipment, more frequent sailings.

   The Iceland shipping company Eimskip is combining two strings, its Green and Red Lines this month.
   According to a statement from the ocean liner company, this will mean more frequent service and less transshipment for shippers in North America.
   The Green Line had connected North America, including the ports of Portland, Maine and Halifax, Nova Scotia, with the Northern European ports of Reykjavik, Iceland and Sortland, Norway.
   Containers with origin in other locations in Europe had previously been transshipped to the Green Line in Reykjavík.
   The company said combining the two routes will make service between Europe and North America more reliable, and there will now be three ships in the rotation calling North America instead of two.
   The rotation for the service will now be Rotterdam, Netherlands; Immingham, United Kingdom; Reykjavik, Iceland; Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Portland, Maine; Argentia and St. Anthony, Newfoundland and Labrador; Reykjavik, Immingham, and back to Rotterdam.
   Eimskip will also connect the service to other ports in Hamburg, Germany; Aarhus, Denmark; Halmstad, Sweden; Fredrikstad, Norway; Sortland, Norway; Tórshavn, Faroe Islands; and Scrabster, Scotland.
   Jeff Simms, managing director, Eimskip Canada Inc. said the change “is good news for our intra-North American customers as well and will provide one more channel for Nova Scotia exporters to move goods into the New England states, acting as a feeder service for the 14 other carriers calling Halifax.”
   To support the expanded service, Eimskip is planning to open a local office in Halifax.

Chris Dupin

Chris Dupin has written about trade and transportation and other business subjects for a variety of publications before joining American Shipper and Freightwaves.

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