Eimskip and Port of Aalborg Sign Port Agreement

Eimskip and Port of Aalborg Sign Port Agreement

Icelandic shipping company Eimskip has signed a port agreement with Port of Aalborg, which will connect Aalborg to the sailing system of Eimskip. The agreement allows importers as well as exporters to route FCL dry as well as reefer containers via the Port of Aalborg.

The new service is offered based on the VSA with Royal Arctic Line commenced for the last quarter of 2020 – calling Aalborg weekly as one of the ports for the vessels’ 3-week service rotation between Nuuk, Reykjavik, Reydafjordur, Thorshavn, Aarhus, Aalborg, Helsingborg, Aarhus, Thorshavn, Reykjavik and Nuuk. The Port of Aalborg is also accepted for all other ports serviced by Eimskip based on transhipment via an Eimskip terminal.

The new agreement has paved the way for even stronger connections to the North Atlantic with weekly connections for companies in northern and western parts of Denmark. The new agreement strengthens entire container traffic to and from Aalborg, which will benefit companies in the entire region.

We have worked closely with Eimskip over a long period of time and we are very satisfied that we are now able to take the next steps in our partnership, where we intensify our collaboration and help our common customers. Now that Aalborg is part of Eimskip’s container route network, we have strengthened our container services in Aalborg. This has given companies in northern and western Jutland a new and closely located access point that creates lots of new business opportunities. It optimises transportation in terms of economy, while the agreement with Eimskip also relieves pressure on the road network benefitting the environment, Commercial Manager at Port of Aalborg, Rasmus Munk Kolind says.

The new route is a Full Container Load connection, meaning that Eimskip will offer transportation of fully loaded containers to its customers. According to Rasmus Munk Kolind, this new opportunity will be especially relevant to the food industry in northern Denmark, where many companies have strong trading connections in both Iceland and the Faroe Islands, while customers working with dry cargo will also benefit from the new agreement.

Eimskip has seen great potential in providing service for business in the northern and western parts of Denmark via Aalborg:

We are very pleased with the agreement with Port of Aalborg. We are fully aware of the strong local connections in the area focussing on the North Atlantic. Eimskip Group has been present with own office located at Port of Aalborg for many years with over 25 dedicated and very professional colleagues responsible for our business to and from Greenland handled by SHIP-LOG A/S and Atlantic Trucking offering LCL, FCL and special trucking services nationally as well as internationally, says Managing Director at Eimskip Denmark A/S, Jesper Sandahl, and adds:

For a long time, we have been looking at the opportunity to be present and connect Aalborg to the Eimskip sailing system, and we are in no doubt that this agreement will benefit the local business environment, Port of Aalborg as well as ourselves. Furthermore, the deal provides us with new business opportunities across ports on the continent, as well as in Iceland, Greenland and Faroe Islands.

A lot of our customers have asked for this extension of our sailing system container route network. We are therefore confident that our customers will welcome Eimskip’s new product from the beginning, Jesper Sandahl says. 

In addition to Eimskip, Royal Arctic Line and Unifeeder also provide regular connections to and from Aalborg.

For further details, please contact:

Managing Director Jesper Sandahl, Eimskip Denmark A/S, jsan@eimskip.com

Commercial Manager, Container & Rail, Rasmus Munk Kolind, Port of Aalborg A/S rmk@portofaalborg.com

Press service: Maja Thordahl Schou, Chef for Branding & PR, Port of Aalborg A/S mts@portofaalborg.com 

About Eimskip

The shipping company, Eimskip, was established in Iceland in 1914. With the North Atlantic area as the primary focus, Eimskip is today a market-leading company within transport and logistics. Eimskip commands a fleet of around 17 vessels, a large number of containers, trucks and trailers. The shipping company operates from 55 bases in 20 countries and has more than 1.600 employees. Eimskip Denmark A/S employs 105 employees at the two offices in Aarhus and Aalborg, wherefrom the company offers a wide range of transport and logistics services and solutions in the North Atlantic Area as well as globally.

Find more information at www.eimskip.com

About Port of Aalborg A/S

Port of Aalborg is a modern inland port with a 360 degree view, multimodal logistics solutions, and an unambiguous focus on supporting the realisation of Aalborg Municipality’s business and sustainability strategy. At Port of Aalborg, we focus on both sea and hinterland with the development of the surrounding business park, which has been designated as Aalborg’s future growth zone. The Port of Aalborg group includes nine subsidiaries and 90 employees.

Find more information at www.portofaalborg.com.