As appeared in various publications

On February 24th, 2007, Eimskip, The Icelandic Steamship Company, will make its first port call at Halterm Terminals in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The M/V Selfoss, traveling southbound from Reykjavik, will make the inaugural service call.   

Eimskip is proud to be the longest serving ocean transport company on the North Atlantic. Its service between Iceland and eastern North America began in 1915.

Halifax is Canada‘s Atlantic Cargo Gateway.  It is one of the most efficient ports on the Atlantic seaboard with excellent connections to the rest of Canada and the US Midwest.  The port’s geographical location provides short transit times between Halifax and most major ports in the Caribbean, Central and South America.   

Halterm is one of few major congestion free container terminals in North America.  Importers and Exporters experience very efficient handling of their shipments and Halterm’s direct on-dock CN Railway service is ideally suited for oversized and project cargo.   

In the past, shipments originating in Ontario and Quebec, destined for Iceland, were routed through Europe and experienced a 30 day transit time. Eimskip’s service through Halifax will offer direct service with a 7 day transit time. 

Our Halifax service will open many new opportunities for Eimskip’s clients, such as easy connections with other global ocean carriers, shorter transit times, and fast cost-effective inland rail transportation.

The new Eimskip service will increase Halifax’s service reach. Eimskip is very pleased to play an important role in Halifax’s future as a major global cargo gateway.

Eimskip’s last port call at Shelburne, Nova Scotia will be on February 18th, 2007.

Eimskip has approximately 8,500 employees, 163 operational bases in 21 countries, and operates over 40 container and break-bulk vessels.  Eimskip owns and operates the largest cold storage network in the world with over 100 cold stores, including Atlas Cold Storage, Canada’s largest cold storage network.