The world largest Global Transportation Conference was recently held in China. One of the most interesting topics among the attendees this year is the possibility of the Arctic rout opening up for transportation of goods from Asia to Europe.
At the conference, Gylfi Sigfusson, President and CEO of Eimskip had a good meeting with Li Yunpeng, President of the Chinese cargo shipping company COSCO.
Eimskip and COSCO have had a successful cooperation through the years and COSCO is now looking into launching the first regular Trans-Arctic Sailing. Iceland has and will play an important role when it comes to the Arctic sailing rout.