Samskip has launched a new container shipping route for rural Iceland.
One of Samskip’s container vessels will sail from Reykjavik to Isafjordur, Akureyri and Reydarfjordur in Iceland to Immingham in the U.K. and Rotterdam in the Netherlands, calling at Kollafjordur in the Faroe Islands along the way. From Rotterdam, the vessel will return to Iceland, arriving in Reykjavik on March 31, and will sail again for Europe the next day. The number of port calls might increase in the future.
“We have become aware of the great need for direct shipping from the West Fjords and North Iceland, for example, for seafood products, to the main markets in the U.K. and mainland Europe,” said Ásbjörn Gíslason, Samskip’s CEO, in a written statement.