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Contract signed to Liebherr in February regarding purchase of a new gantry crane that will replace Jakinn which has been in service since 1984.

February
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Eimskip starts using large and specialized terminal equipments in service to PCC factory in Husavik.

April
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Eimskip Logistics S.L. Spain expanded its service network by opening a new office in Las Palmas, Canary Islands.

June
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Samherji Holding ehf. acquired 25.3% of shares in Eimskipafélag Islands hf from The Yucaipa Company and becomes major shareholder in Eimskip.

July
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In summer 2018 the Eimskip’s crane in Grundartangi, Frigg, was connected to high voltage electricity. Annual savings of 25.000 liters of diesel fuel.

August
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A contract signed regarding acquire of Tromsoterminal in Norway.

August
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A contract signed with Vegagerding regarding a continued operation of Sæferdir in Breidafjordur area, until year 2022.
August
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Changes of the sailing system announced, with the objective of further shorten the delivery time of fresh and frozen goods to markets in Europe.

November
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The new building project in China reached a milestone when the first vessel was launched.

December
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The Board of Directors and Gylfi Sigfusson came to an agreement that Gylfi Sigfusson would step down from his position as CEO of Eimskip at year end 2018. As of January 1st 2019 Gylfi would manage Eimskip’s operation in USA and Canada.

December
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The Board of Directors of Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. appointed Vilhelm Már Thorsteinsson to the position of CEO of the Company.

January 2019