The shipping company Smyril Line adds a third cargo ship to its weekly voyages between Þorlákshöfn and ports in mainland Europe. The M / V Akranes freight ferry joins the group with Mykines and Mistral. The fourth ship is the Norræna passenger and cargo ferry, which sails to Seyðisfjörður.
“The demand for space on ships has increased due to the import of goods. The need for this type of import and the short transport time creates new opportunities for the export of fresh and frozen seafood and salmon “ Says Linda Gunnlaugsdóttir, CEO of Smyril Line Iceland.
Cruises begin on November 20
The M / V Akranes is an RO / RO type vessel that takes 100 container trailers and is the sister ship of Mykines, which has proven itself in shipping to Iceland. It departs from Þorlákshöfn on Wednesday evening and returns from Rotterdam on Saturday evening.
Akranes will ship later this month, the first loading in Rotterdam will take place on November 20. The three ships arrive in Þorlákshöfn on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Mykines and Akranes from Rotterdam and Mistral from Hirtshals, Denmark, stopping in the Faroe Islands. Akranes has been on regular salmon cruises from central Norway to Rotterdam in recent months.
“We get very good feedback from our customers due to the increased load capacity and the frequency of shipping” Linda says.