Eimskip and Royal Arctic Line in Greenland sign a letter of intent to form and evaluate a potential cooperation regarding building of three 2,150 TEU container vessels with an estimated delivery in 2019. In January 2017, the two companies sign a cooperation agreement and contracts with a shipyard in China on building two vessels for Eimskip and one for Royal Arctic Line.

 


Eimskip launches a new website, offering customers an interactive experience with more live updates on the location of Eimskip's vessels. The site was nominated for an award as one of Iceland's best new websites.




Eimskip signs an agreement to acquire the shipping and logistics company Nor Lines AS in Norway and waits for approval of the Norwegian Competition Authority.

 


Eimskip strengthens its position in worldwide reefer logistics services by acquiring 90% of the forwarding company Extraco in the Netherlands
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Eimskip improves services in the Westman Islands (off the south coast of Iceland) by installing a harbor crane. This is the first harbor crane to be operated in the islands.




Eimskip decides to start calling the port of Bremerhaven in Germany, while at the same time ceasing to call the port of Hamburg, which has been one of the company's ports of call since 1926.




In January 2017 Eimskip acquires Mareco, a forwarding company focusing on reefer logistics services, especially in terms of imports to West, Central and South Africa from all over the world.




Eimskip is one of the first companies in the world to use Workplace by Facebook and is currently employing it in all of its offices around the world in order to encourage cooperation and communication.




Since Eimskip's vessels started calling Portland, Maine in 2013, the Port of Maine has grown steadily as a cargo port and in January 2016 the first containers left the port by rail.