Eimskip will change its port of call from Richmond, VA to Norfolk, VA towards the end of February. Eimskip has been calling the Port of Richmond since November 2006, but will now be conducting all terminal operations at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), located in the third largest port on the East Coast.
This is a very positive step forward in expanding Eimskip's business growth and services to US East Coast, says Gylfi Sigfusson, Eimskip's President/CEO. He further stated, This allows Eimskip to work closer with other shipping lines in the Norfolk area creating opportunities in shipping services between US and Canada and shortening the roundtrip of our vessel by two days.
The move to Norfolk is a bit of a homecoming, as Eimskip used to call the Port of Norfolk until 2001, when operations were moved to Newport News, VA and then to Richmond five years later. The upcoming relocation will also bring warehouse operations closer to our local offices, thereby increasing Eimskip's ability to effectively offer total logistic services to clients, says Sylvester Young, Liner Manager of Eimskip USA.
Eimskip continues its strong presence in the North Atlantic with a main emphasis on the Norfolk area, but also with port calls in Everett, Massashusetts, Halifax in Nova Scotia and Argentia, Newfoundland. Eimskip operates offices in: Virginia Beach (Norfolk), New York (with main emphasis on airfreight) and St. Johns Newfoundland that services the East Coast of US and Canada. While Eimskip's largest presence is felt on the East Coast, Eimskip offers full ocean freight and trucking services to and from every major port in the United States.
From February, all FCL freight that previously had been sent to Richmond should be delivered to:
Norfolk International Terminals (NIT)
7737 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23505
LCL freight will continue to be sent to:
Eimskip Logistics Distribution Center
1424 Baker Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23455