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Eimskip finds new business in Newfoundland

[ August 23, 2011   //   ]

Eimskip has strengthened links with Newfoundland, via Iceland, following the introduction of a second container vessel. The addition of Skogafoss, a 700 TEUs container vessel will allow it to serve the North-American market with two vessels instead of one. The revised sailing schedulecomprises two calls per month in Everett (Boston, MA) and Argentia (Newfoundland), and monthly calls in Halifax (Canada) and Norfolk, VA.

Reykjafoss, Eimskip’s current vessel on the North-America route, will continue its schedule between Iceland, Halifax, Everett, Argentia and Norfolk. The new vessel, Skogafoss, will focus on Newfoundland and Everett in Boston.

Eimskip said the Newfoundland market had been showing steady growth, with an upturn in both the fishing and heavy industries and that there had been increased demands for services between Newfoundland and Europe.

Eimskip’s European liner schedules also changed from the beginning of July, including the addition of Aberdeen on the Norway service operated by Eimskip’s CTG subsidiary.