Eimskip advances to weekly callings and feeder sea service at Port of Halifax

November 29, 2017, Halifax, Nova Scotia – Icelandic carrier Eimskip has announced a short sea feeder shipping service between the Port of Halifax and Portland, Maine. This new service feature will start on November 30, 2017 with the arrival of the Eimskip Selfoss at Halterm International Container Terminal at the Port of Halifax. To deliver a weekly service, Eimskip is deploying a third vessel to its Green Line rotation.
Eimskip Green Line Service:

• Weekly departure from European ports
• Weekly calls at Canadian ports and Portland, ME.
• Excellent network connections with Southern Europe, Russia and the Baltics
• FCL and LCL service, including dry and reefer containers and flat racks
• Project cargo, break bulk and oversized cargo and IMO cargo
• Pre and on carriage, dry and reefer storage, custom clearance and other additional services

“This new weekly offering will better serve our existing customer base and will create an avenue for future growth,” said Jeff Simms, Managing Director, Eimskip Canada. “We are seeing increased volumes through operations at Portland, Maine, as well as Halifax and Newfoundland. The combined increase is making the change to weekly calls a reality.”

Kim Holtermand, CEO & Managing Director at Halterm International Container Terminal notes “We are delighted to be working with Eimskip, a long-term customer, on the development of its intra-regional and trans-Atlantic services.”

“Earlier this year Halterm welcomed the first 10,000TEU capacity container vessels to arrive in Halifax and the terminal is capable to handle the largest 14,000TEU ships now regularly calling North America’s east coast – these vessels need a strong feeder and intermodal network and Halterm is proud to partner Eimskip in making one such opportunity available to and from the New England states,” adds Holtermand.

“We value all of the ocean carriers calling on Halifax. Eimskip has carved out a strong business in the refrigerated cargo sector, specifically focusing on the frozen seafood market between North Europe, Atlantic Canada, and the New England states,” said Karen Oldfield, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “The addition of a third vessel to Eimskip’s Green Line will certainly be welcome news for Eimskip’s existing customers and will create new global supply chain opportunities.”

About Eimskip:

Eimskip, based in Reykjavik, Iceland, is a multifaceted company offering a variety of transportation services. Founded in 1914, Eimskip’s shipping line connects North America with ports in Europe, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. It has a network of 61 offices in 20 countries, operates 21 vessels and has approximately 1,700 employees.

About Halterm International Container Terminal:

Halterm Container Terminal Ltd is owned and operated by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, a part of the Macquarie Group of Companies. With natural deepwater, capability to handle any sized vessel, year round ice free access and a management team with diverse international experience, Halterm is the container terminal of choice on Canada’s East Coast. Equipped with four super post-Panamax cranes, the terminal has no navigational or nautical restrictions. Halterm is an ISO 14001 certified company.

About the Port of Halifax:

The Port of Halifax is Canada’s Ultra Atlantic Gateway, connecting to more than 150 countries and generating over $1.7 billion in annual economic benefit from a diverse cargo and cruise business. Offering a natural, deep harbour and world-class infrastructure, Halifax can accommodate large volumes of containerized cargo, bulk cargo and project cargo of any size. Collaborating and working with strong partners and stakeholders, the Port community in Halifax continues to deliver excellence.


Jeff Simms
Managing Director
Eimskip Canada Inc.
Ph. (709) 754-7227
[email protected]

Monica Smith
Executive Assistant
Halterm Container Terminal Ltd.
Ph. (902) 421-1778 ext. 222
[email protected]

Lane Farguson
Communications Advisor
Halifax Port Authority
Ph. (902) 426-7375
[email protected]