Eimskip‘s newest vessel, Brúarfoss, arrived in Reykjavík for the first time last night, November 25th. The vessel is the second of the two largest vessels in the history of the Icelandic fleet, but earlier this year Eimskip took delivery of the first vessel, Dettifoss. Brúarfoss´s voyage from China, where she was built, lasted 43 days with stops in Taicang, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suez, Rotterdam finally Denmark, where she formally began sailing within Eimskip's sailing schedule.
Like Dettifoss, Brúarfoss is designed with very good maneuvering capabilities and well equipped to sail in the North Atlantic, with ice class, and is designed according to Polar Code, mandatory for sailing in the ocean around Greenland.
The two vessels are the most environmentally friendly vessels pr. TEU of the whole Icelandic fleet and the engines are specially built to lower Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and Sulphur Oxide (SOx) emissions into the atmosphere.
Brúarfoss is the third and last of three vessels specially built in China for the cooperation of Eimskip and the Greenlandic shipping company Royal Arctic Line. Many opportunities have opened with Greenland‘s connection to Eimskip‘s international sailing system.
Onboard Brúarfoss is a crew of 16, with Captain Karl Guðmundsson and Chief Engineer Örn Engilbertsson. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, families of the crew members were offered to welcome their loved ones and observe the arrival from their vehicles.
Below are some pictures taken at the harbour last night.