Eimskip took delivery of the new Brúarfoss this morning in China. Brúarfoss is the latter of two 2,150 teus vessels that were built in China and delivered this year, as Dettifoss was delivered in May. The delivery of Brúarfoss is the final step in the renewal of Eimskip's container vessel fleet but with these two new vessels, Eimskip's sailings will be more reliable and more environmentally friendly pr. unit.
Crew members and Eimskip staff have been in China for the past weeks for preparation of the delivery, including a 14-day quarantine due to COVID-19. Captain Karl Guðmundsson formally signed the delivery this morning and thereby the vessel can be prepared for sailing back to Europe.
Pictured: Captain Karl Guðmundsson, LiXi Chairman of the Board of Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard and Kai Huang for China Shipbuilding Trading Co. along with Chief Officer Heimir Karlsson and Chief Engineer Örn Engilbertsson.
Brúarfoss will depart for Europe in the next few days and sail similar route as Dettifoss did last summer. The vessel will sail from Guangzhou to Taicang in China, where cargo will be loaded. Then head to Singapore for a short stop before sailing into the Mediterranean via Suez. From there she will sail to Rotterdam for unloading of cargo and finally to Denmark where the vessel will formally start its service. The plan is for the vessel to start sailing within Eimskip's sailing system in the end of November.
The new buildings in numbers:
- Length – 180 meters
- Width – 31 meters
- Capacity – 2,150 TEUS
- Main engine – 17,000 kW (23,000 hp)
More info about the two vessels can be read in an older article regarding the delivery of Dettifoss.