Eimskip news archive

25.02.2016
Financial Press Release 25 February 2016
Eimskip's net earnings grew by 30.8% from previous year. Revenue EUR 499.6 million, up by EUR 48.0 million or 10.6% from 2014. EBITDA EUR 45.2 million compared to EUR 38.5 million or up by 17.3% from 2014
02.02.2016
Collective agreement signed
Last night Eimskip and the senior staff onboard our vessels made a collective agreement. Therefore the announced strike has been postponed until 15 of February, while the unions vote on the new agreement.
25.01.2016
Eimskip Norway have appointed Eimskip UK as UK agent
Eimskip Norway wish to advise all of our customers and service providers that we have appointed Eimskip UK as our UK agent with effect 1 February 2016.
20.11.2015
Eimskip announces q3 2015 results
Operating revenue and EBITDA in the third quarter are the highest in one single quarter since 2009. Operating revenue amounted to EUR 129.7 million and was up by 8.5% compared to the third quarter last year
09.11.2015
Gylfi Sigfusson, President of Eimskip meets with Li Yunpeng, President of COSCO
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.
02.10.2015
Eimskip makes changes to its sailing schedule
Eimskip will in the middle of October make changes to its sailing schedule where the services of the Gray Line will be expanded
30.09.2015
An interesting coverage about the New England Ocean Cluster House
A New England Ocean Cluster House has been established in Portland, Maine. It is the product of a partnership between Portland officials and investors both in Portland and Iceland.
27.08.2015
EIMSKIP ANNOUNCES Q2 2015 RESULTS
Operating revenue EUR 126.6 million, up by EUR 17.6 million or 16.2% from Q2 2014 EBITDA, EUR 13.3 million compared to EUR 11.0 million or up by 20.4% from Q2 2014
22.06.2015
Birch in the honour of Ms. Finnbogadóttir
At the 28 of June, Iceland will celebrate that 35 years ago Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was the world´s first democratically elected female head of state.
21.05.2015
EIMSKIP ANNOUNCES Q1 2015 RESULTS
Operating revenue EUR 112.7 million, up by EUR 8.5 million or 8.1% from Q1 2014. Operating profit, EBITDA, EUR 5.8 million compared to EUR 6.0 million in Q1 2014
15.05.2015
Eimskip acquires all shares in Seatours
Eimskip has acquired all shares in Seatours (Sæferdir ehf.) in Stykkishólmur, Iceland. Seatours offers sea-related tourist services and operates the boats Baldur and Særún in Breidafjördur.
26.04.2015
Eimskip at the Seafood Fair in Brussels April 21st – 23th
The European Seafood Exposition was held in Brussels from April 21st to 23th. With exhibiting suppliers from over 70 countries
15.05.2015
Íslandsbanki funds a new cold storage facility for Eimskip
Íslandsbanki and Eimskip have signed a loan agreement for EUR 10 million for the development of a 10,000 tonne capacity cold storage facility on company premises in Hafnarfjordur.
27.03.2015
Annual report 2014
Annual report 2014 is now availabe on-line
26.02.2015
EIMSKIP ANNOUNCES 2014 RESULTS
Operating revenue EUR 451.6 million, up by EUR 17.7 million or 4.1% from 2013. Operating profit, EBITDA, EUR 38.5 million, up by EUR 1.5 million or 4.0% from 2013
26.02.2015
Eimskip acquires a cold storage operation and a forwarding company in Newfoundland and Labrador
Eimskip has acquired the cold storage operation of St. Anthony Cold Storage Ltd. in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
23.02.2015
Eimskip takes over the warehouse operation of Damco in Aarhus
Eimskip will strengthen its position in warehouse services in Denmark by entering into a strategic partnership with Damco and taking over a 15,500 square meters warehouse operation.
24.02.2015
Eimskip has finalized contracts for a 10,000 ton cold storage in Hafnarfjördur, Iceland
Eimskip has reached an agreement with VHE, Kælismidjan Frost ehf. and Sudurverk hf. of building a 10,000 ton cold storage facility on the harbor site in Hafnarfjördur, Iceland.
23.02.2015
Eimskip invests in infrastructure in Grundartangi, Iceland
Eimskip has signed a purchase agreement for three lots at the industrial and harbor area in Grundartangi, Iceland. The total size of the purchased land is 22,410 sq. meters.
23.02.2015
LOI signed between Eimskip and the shareholders of Sæferdir ehf
For the past few weeks Eimskip has been in discussion with the shareholders of Sæferdir ehf. about possible acquisition of the company and the parties have signed a letter of intent in relation to the potential transaction.
26.01.2015
Eimskip makes changes to its sailing schedule
Eimskip has decided to combine its Green and Red Lines in the company’s sailing schedule as from the middle of February.
19.01.2015
Eimskip and König & Cie. establish a joint venture in Hamburg, Germany
Eimskip and the company König & Cie. Holding GmbH & Co. KG in Germany have established a joint venture company named “Eimskip & KCie GmbH & Co. KG”. The new company will be specialized in ship management and trading.
05.01.2015
Eimskip acquires Jac. Meisner
Eimskip strengthens its position in the Netherlands by acquiring the forwarding company Jac. Meisner. Annual turnover about EUR 7.5 million.
29.12.2014
Decision of the Icelandic Competition Authority has been rescinded
On November 3 2014 Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. and its subsidiaries Eimskip Ísland ehf. and TVG-Zimsen ehf. appealed to the Competition Appeals Committee the decision of the Icelandic Competition Authority of 28 October 2014
20.11.2014
STRONG RESULTS IN THE THIRD QUARTER 2014
The third quarter 2014 is the company’s best quarter from 2009 in terms of operating revenue, EBITDA and net earnings. Revenues for the first nine months amounted to EUR 332.8 million and grew by 1.8% from last year.
26.11.2014
New international rules on the limitation of sulphur emissions from ships
New rules (Emission Control Areas / ECAs) for the sulphur emissions from ships will come into effect on 1st January 2015.
06.11.2014
Eimskipafélag Íslands builds a 10,000-tonne cold storage facility in Iceland
Eimskip has decided to embark on the construction of a high-tech, 10,000-tonne cold storage facility at its operating site in Hafnarfjörður.
27.10.2014
Alcoa Fjardaál and Eimskip renegotiate Stevedoring Agreement for Mjóeyri Harbour
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.
16.10.2014
Announcement from Eimskipafélag Íslands hf
In light of a statement published by the Icelandic Competition Authority on 15 October 2014, it is clear that the news of the alleged restrictive practices of Eimskip and Samskip is premature
14.10.2014
Press Release from Eimskip
Reference is made to the news coverage by the Icelandic National Broadcasting Services (RÚV) on 14 October 2014.
21.10.2014
New international rules on the limitation of sulphur emissions from ships
As of 1 January 2015, new rules (Emission Control Areas, ECA) will apply to sulphur emissions from ships.
30.09.2014
Decision of the Icelandic Competition Authority has been rescinded in part
The Competition Appeals Committee has ruled that the decision of the Icelandic Competition Authority of 3 June 2014 is rescinded.
09.09.2014
THE ICELANDIC FISHERIES EXHIBITION 2014
The Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition 2014 is being held September 25th to 27th. This year Eimskips stand is nr. C52.
19.08.2014
Maiden call of Eimskip’s new vessel, Lagarfoss, at Reykjavík
The 875 TEU container vessel Lagarfoss, the newest addition to the Eimskip fleet. On 24 June, the container vessel was delivered in China to her Captain, Mr. Gudmundur Haraldsson, and his crew of 11 Icelanders.
01.07.2014
Eimskip in cooperation with the port authorities in Qingdao
Eimskip has signed a joint venture contract with the port authorities in the city of Qingdao in China, regarding operation of a 55,000 ton cold storage.
24.06.2014
Eimskip receives a new vessel in China
Today, Eimskip’s new vessel Lagarfoss was delivered in China. The vessel was delivered to her Captain, Mr. Gudmundur Haraldsson, and his crew of 11 Icelanders.
22.05.2014
Financial Press Release 22 May 2014
First quarter 2014 results are in line with the company's expextations. Forecasted EBITDA for the year 2014 unchanged, in the range of EUR 37 to 41 million
22.04.2014
Eimskip at the Seafood Fair in Brussels May 6th - 8th
The European Seafood Exposition will be held in Brussels from May 6th to 8th. The European Seafood Exposition and Seafood Processing Europe is the world's largest seafood trade fair. Eimskip is located at stand 6138 in hall number 4
28.02.2014
EIMSKIP ANNOUNCES 2013 RESULTS
Eimskip’s operating revenue amounted to EUR 433.8 million in 2013 compared to EUR 423.7 million in 2012, showing an increase of 2.4%. The revenue of liner services amounted to EUR 319.2 million and increased by 3.8% from 2012.
18.02.2014
Eimskip introduces adjustments to its sailing schedule
Eimskip has adjusted its sailing schedule, with the objective of increasing its reliability and services towards customers.
18.02.2014
Eimskip-CTG becomes Eimskip Norway and the Ice-sisters are renamed
Eimskip has decided to change the name of its subsidiary in Norway from Eimskip-CTG AS to Eimskip Norway AS. The purpose of the change is to simplify the marketing of Eimskip’s services in its home market in the North Atlantic.
18.02.2014
Cooperation Agreement between Eimskip and COSCO in China
Eimskip was honored by the presence of many guests from foreign companies at its 100th Anniversary celebration last week. Among them were representatives of COSCO, the largest shipping company in China
15.01.2014
General Service Terms of Eimskip
General Service Terms of Eimskip in Iceland have entered into force. The terms can be obtained at www.eimskip.com
18.02.2014
Decision of the Icelandic Competition Authority has been rescinded
On September 10th 2013 the Icelandic Competition Authority exercised a dawn raid at the premises of Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. and its subsidiaries, Eimskip Ísland ehf. and TVG-Zimsen ehf
21.11.2013
The Icelandic Fisheries Conference 2013
The Icelandic Fisheries Conference 2013 began this morning. This is the fourth consecutive Fisheries Conference and Eimskipafélagið is the main sponsor of the conference this time
21.11.2013
Eimskip announces third quarter 2013 financial results
Operating revenue in the third quarter amounted to EUR 113.5 million compared to EUR 112.6 million in 2012, an increase of 0.8%. The revenue of liner services came to EUR 84.5 million, showing an increase of 4.5% from 2012.
19.11.2013
Eimskip vessel in a Google ad
Google is now running an ad that was taken in Iceland. What is interesting about the ad is that it is supposed to happen on board a vessel from Eimskip.
18.02.2014
Announcement about Goðafoss
Goðafoss came to Faroe Islands this morning at 3 am, Repair are still going – further information expected at 21.00
18.02.2014
Gylfi Sigfússon, Eimskip CEO, is in China where he met with the Chinese government
Gylfi Sigfússon, Eimskip CEO, is in China where he met with the Chinese government. In the meeting Eimskip and its operation was generally discussed.
18.02.2014
Eimskip Poland awarded AEO Certificate
Eimskip Poland has been awarded the AEO Certificate (Authorized Economic Operator) by Polish authorities. The highest level of the AEO Certificate has been given after several audits by Polish Customs
18.02.2014
Eimskip Netherlands once again chosen by Creventic as their logistic partner
Creventic has announced to nominate Eimskip Nederland BV as their transport partner for transportation of their race cars to Dubai for the 9th edition of the 24h race in January.
26.09.2013
Visit from Portland
Recently two state officials from the port of Portland, visited Eimskip in Iceland, along with a group of foreign journalists. The visit received considerable attention and publicity
18.02.2014
Press-Release
Today Eimskipafélag Íslands hf., Eimskip Ísland ehf. and TVG-Zimsen ehf. submitted an appeal to the Competition Appeals Committee.
18.02.2014
Press Release
Today the Icelandic Competition Authority declined Eimskipafélag Íslands hf., Eimskip Ísland ehf. and TVG-Zimsen ehf. request for access to the information behind the Competition Authority‘s request for court ruling.
18.02.2014
Press Release
On Tuesday September 10th the Icelandic Competition Authority exercised a dawn raid at the premises of Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. and its subsidiaries, Eimskip Ísland ehf. and TVG-Zimsen ehf. on the basis of a ruling from Reykjavík District Court.
18.02.2014
Eimskip´s new vessels
The first of two new container vessels of Eimskip was launched in Weihai in China last Sunday. The launching went well and it’s expected that the vessel will be delivered in the beginning of January 2014
18.09.2013
Eimskip announces second quarter results and provides 2013 guidance
EBITDA came to EUR 9.8 million in the second quarter compared to EUR 12.3 million in the second quarter 2012.
18.02.2014
President of Iceland visits Maine
The President of Iceland was in Maine Friday, serving as keynote speaker for Maine International Trade Day. President Olafur Ragnar Grímsson said we all need to start tilting our world view to the north
18.02.2014
New Eimskip magazine
Eimskip published a magazine in relation to the European Seafood Exposition that is now available online.
18.09.2013
Net earnings in first quarter 2013 was EUR 2,5 million
EBITDA of the first quarter of 2013 was EUR 7.2 million and increased by 6.5% from previous year. Net earnings amounted to EUR 2.5 million compared to EUR 0.6 million in first quarter last year.
26.04.2013
Eimskip reduces purchase price of a new vessel building project
In 2011 Eimskip and the shipyard Rongcheng Shenfei in China made an agreement of building two container vessels. Expected delivery in the first half of year 2014
24.04.2013
Eimskip acquires a share in a trucking company in the Netherlands
Eimskip has acquired a 52.5% share in the trucking company E.T.S. B.V. (European Transport Services) which is located in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
18.02.2014
Eimskip´s first arrival to Portland, Maine
Reykjafoss docked in Portland, Maine for the first time on Wednesday, 13th of March.
18.02.2014
Brúarfoss first weekly schedule to Isafjordur
Here you can see photos taken today of Brúarfoss sailing into the port in Isafjordur on its first weekly schedule. Isafjordur is a new port which Eimskip is calling.
18.02.2014
Eimskip in Portland Press
Porland has been without a container service in any form for nearly a year. Portland will be Eimskip's only U.S. port of call. Press here to see articles from Portland Press
18.02.2014
Eimskip introduces substantial changes in its sailing schedule
Weekly coastal sailings in Iceland with direct connection to UK and Mainland Europe and shorter transit time to and from USA
01.03.2013
Eimskip’s financial results 2012 are in line with the company’s expectations
Operating revenue was EUR 414.3 million. Adjusted operating profit (EBITDA) was EUR 40.8 million. Net earnings amounted to EUR 12.7 million. Equity ratio was 63.7% at year end.
26.02.2013
Eimskip has sold freight ship Írafoss
Eimskip has sold freight ship Írafoss to Albania. Írafoss was built in 1991, 1890 tons in size.
26.02.2013
New senior manager for Eimskip in Germany
Jan Felix Grossbruchhaus has been appointed senior manager of Eimskip in Germany as of April 1st 2013.
01.03.2013
Eimskip opens a new office in Poland
Eimskip will open a new office in Gdynia Poland as from 1st of March. Piotr GGrzenkowicz has been hired as Managing Director of the office.
14.02.2013
Portland, Maine will replace Norfolk, Virginia as a port of call
Eimskip has decided to add Portland, Maine as a port of call in the end of March 2013, replacing the port in Norfolk, Virginia
12.12.2012
Eimskip’s third quarter results 2012 in line with expectations
Operating revenue in third quarter was EUR 110.7 million. Operating profit (EBITDA) was EUR 10.8 million. Net earnings for the period amounted to EUR 5.7 million
20.11.2012
20 largest shareholders of Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. 20 November 2012
20 largest shareholders of Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. 20 November 2012
16.11.2012
Eimskip vessel Polfoss re-floated
Eimskips vessel Polfoss has re-floated. A tug boat pulled her from the site and she was re-floated at about 11.15 local time.
16.11.2012
NASDAQ OMX Iceland welcomes Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. to the Main Market
NASDAQ OMX (NASDAQ: NDAQ) announces that the shares of Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. (ticker symbol: EIM) today start trading on the Main Market of NASDAQ OMX Iceland.
15.11.2012
Insider trading and related party trading
Insider trading and related party trading in IPO
02.11.2012
The public offering more than five times subscribed
Today, 2 November 2012 at 16:00 a public offering of shares in Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. was completed. Straumur fjárfestingabanki hf. and Íslandsbanki hf. are joint listing advisors to the Company and the sellers.
30.10.2012
First day of a public offering
Today, Tuesday 30 October 2012, at 10.00 am a public offering of Eimskip‘s shares initiated. The offering will close at 16.00 pm on Friday 2 November 2012.
29.10.2012
Preliminary shareholders list following the results of the Book Building process
With reference to the results of the book building process, announced on 25 October 2012, following is the list of the 10 largest shareholders in Eimskip assuming that all transactions will be finalized.
25.10.2012
Press Release from Eimskipafélag Íslands hf
The first phase was completed today at 14:00 when offers from institutional investors subscribing for 20% of the company‘s total share capital were received.
19.09.2013
New Eimskip introduction video
Here you can watch the new Eimskip Introduction video
29.08.2012
EBITDA for the first half of the year was EUR 19.0 million
Eimskip‘s operating revenue for the first half of the year 2012 was EUR 198.1 million compared to EUR 186.5 million for the first half of 2011.
17.07.2012
Changes in ownership
The largest shareholders of Eimskip, Landsbanki Íslands and the American investment firm Yucaipa, have informed Eimskip of a transaction with their shares in Eimskip. Each party has sold 14 million shares to Lífeyrissjóður verzlunarmanna
25.05.2012
Operating profit (EBITDA) for the first quarter was € 6.8 million
Eimskip‘s gross turnover for the first quarter of 2012 was € 93.7 million compared to € 90.2 million in the first quarter of 2011. .
11.05.2012
Eimskip selects advisors to oversee preparations for the Company’s public listing on NASDAQ OMX Iceland
Eimskip has engaged Íslandsbanki and Straumur Investment Bank to act as advisors for the proposed listing of the Company on the NASDAQ OMX Iceland.
11.04.2012
Eimskip at the Seafood Fair in Brussels April 24th - 26th
This year, Eimskip is located at stand 6138 in hall number 4. We look forward to seeing as many current and potential customers as possible!
22.03.2012
Operating profit (EBITDA) for year 2011 was EUR 43.2 million
Net earnings were EUR 13.1 million. The total liner transport volume of the Group increased by more than 5% between 2010 and 2011.
01.03.2012
Eimskip Invests in Three Reefer Vessels
Eimskip has acquired three reefer vessels, which were built in Aarhus, Denmark. The company has been chartering them since 2005.
21.12.2011
Eimskip won a Christmas song singing contest
Eimskip Iceland received a challenge, a challenge from Mental Health Alliance in Iceland. The challenge was to record and direct a christmas song for a live tv show.
19.12.2011
Eimskip Netherlands moves locations
Eimskip Netherlands has moved to a new location
14.12.2011
Press release from Eimskipafélag Íslands hf (EIMSKIP)
The board of directors of Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. has resolved to prepare the Company for listing on the NASDAQ OMX Iceland.
18.11.2011
Eimskip's EBITDA in the third quarter was EUR 11 million
Eimskip’s earnings after taxes for the first nine months of 2011 were EUR 12.5 million, while operating profit (EBITDA) was EUR 34.5 million.
22.09.2011
Eimskip Builds Two New Container Vessels
Eimskip has signed an agreement to build two new container vessels. It is estimated that the vessels will be delivered in the first half of 2013.
19.09.2011
Project to Murmansk Eimskip Germany / Eimskip CTG Norway
Eimskip Germany was successfully able to acquire and handle this project. The vessel left the port late evening of 18.08 with in total 2100 tons of cargo.
06.09.2011
Eimskip's EBITDA for the first half of the year EUR 23.6 million
Eimskip’s profit after taxes during the first half of 2011 was EUR 7.5m, and EBITDA was positive by EUR 23.6m.
11.08.2011
Eimskip strengthens its operations in the North-Atlantic
As of July 15th, Eimskip will strengthen its liner operations in the North-Atlantic with the addition of Skogafoss, a 700 TEUs container vessel to its fleet of vessels.
19.05.2011
EBITDA for the first quarter 2011 EUR 13 million
Eimskip’s gross turnover for 1Q 2011 was EUR 90,2 million, compared to EUR 79 million in 1Q 2010. The profits are above expectations due to better collections of an outstanding loan that had previously been fully written off, a total of EUR 6,4 million.
09.05.2011
A successful European Seafood Exposition
The European Seafood Exposition was held in Brussels from May 3rd to 5th. Eimskip introduced it's operations in, with a high number of conference guests stopping by.
03.05.2011
Reykjafoss suffers impact
Early this morning, Reykjafoss, Eimskip's dry lease vessel sustained an impact just outside Argentia, Newfoundland, harbour. The vessel's engine went out by the impact and Reykjafoss was towed to the harbour.
24.03.2011
Eimskip's EBITDA for 2010 EUR 38,6 million
Eimskip’s gross turnover 2010 was EUR 365 million and the EBITDA EUR 38.6 million. Profit after taxes were EUR 12.2 million. Total assets at the end of the year are EUR 285 million and the equity ratio was 57%.
04.04.2011
The situation in Japan
Following the earthquake and concequent Tsunami in Japan earlier this month, several shipping companies have issued notifications on their schedules in the area.
21.03.2011
Godafoss grounding (updated 21.03)
After further inspection, it has been revealed that Godafoss suffered more damage in the grounding outside Fredrikstad than estimated at first. These days, work on cleaning the bottom is well under way, and then the repairs will commence.
18.02.2011
Godafoss grounded in Norway
The Eimskip vessel, Godafoss, has run aground a few nautical miles off Fredrikstad, Norway. Oil spill from the ship has been detected.
03.02.2011
Eimskip moves its port of call to Norfolk, Virginia
Eimskip will change its port of call from Richmond, VA to Norfolk, VA towards the end of February, and will now be conducting all terminal operations at Norfolk International Terminals (NIT), located in the third largest port on the East Coast.
05.01.2011
The New Incoterms 2010 rules
New Incoterms 2010 rules, which replace the Incoterms 2000 rules, entered into force on January 1, 2011. The aim of Incoterms 2010 is to simplify the rules, make them easier to use and mirror recent changes in international trade.
16.12.2010
Eimskip China opens new office
Eimskip China expanded its service network by opening a new office in Tianjin in December 2010. The office is located at the International Plaza of Tianjin city with six experienced employees.
03.12.2010
New websites for Eimskip
On December 3rd 2010, Eimskip launched new websites for its global network of offices. Each of the offices in the 16 countries worldwide now have their own representation on the internet.
29.11.2010
EBITDA for the first 9 months of 2010 is EUR 30 million
Eimskip‘s profits for the first 9 months of the year 2010 exceeds expectations despite difficult operational environment. Total turnover of the group is EUR 278 million and EBITDA is positive of EUR 30 million. Profit after taxes is EUR 9,4 million.
30.11.2010
New Terms and Conditions for Transport
Eimskip´s Terms and Conditions for Combined Transport or Port to Port Shipment have been amended. The terms appear on Eimskip´s Bills of Lading and Sea Waybills (both referred to as Transport Documents).
19.11.2013
Eimskip vessel in a Google ad
Google is now running an ad that was taken in Iceland. What is interesting about the ad is that it is supposed to happen on board a vessel from Eimskip.


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