Alcoa has renegotiated agreements with Eimskip following an international tender on stevedoring services for the smelter in Mjóeyri Harbour in Reydarfjordur for the next five years. Eimskip has provided these services for Fjardaál ever since the smelter started operations in 2007.
Eimskip has already entered into investments of around two billion ISK (over 16 million dollars) in East Iceland related to the services for Alcoa Fjardaál and other operations in the area. Around 100 employees are now working for Eimskip to prepare products for export, provide harbour services, as well as container and local transport services.
Janne Sigurdsson, Managing Director of Alcoa Fjardaál and Gylfi Sigurdsson, Managing Director of Eimskip, signed the agreements in the smelter's canteen on Tuesday October 21st. On that occasion, both of them expressed general contentment on the continuing co-operation, as the communication between the companies has been successful from the beginning, when Fjardaál started operations in Iceland. Gylfi Sigurdsson said that there is no doubt that Fjardaál has made an important contribution to the Icelandic community and helped to reinforce its infrastructure, particularly in East Iceland.
After Mjóeyri Harbour was constructed by the smelter site, transport to and from East Iceland has increased significantly, and now around 1.5 million metric tons pass through the harbour each year.
Janne Sigurdsson, Managing Director of Alcoa Fjardaál and Gylfi Sigurdsson, Managing Director of Eimskip, signed the stevedoring agreements for the next five years in the Fjardaál canteen in Reydarfjordur.