May 2nd 2020 – Today the new fully cellular container vessel DETTIFOSS was delivered to her owner Eimskip but she is the first of two sisters build for the company.
Due to Covid-19 a delay was on her delivery but as well there where difficulties of getting her Icelandic crew from Iceland to China. Quarantine was required for both the crew that took her out for her sea trials as well the rest of the crew.
DETTIFOSS is the largest ever vessel owned by Eimskip Iceland and as well in Icelandic ownership. She will be sailing together with her sister BRÚARFOSS in consortium with Royal Arctic Line TUKUMA ARCTICA. The new route will start upon DETTIFOSS arrival to Europe but BRÚARFOSS is not expected to be delivered until later this summer.
DETTIFOSS left the port of Guangzhou on May 7th after health clerance of the crew bound for loading in Tiacang for the Baltic Sea port of St. Petersburg expected to arrive to her Icelandic home of Reykjavik in mid-June.
Í dag fékk Eimskip afhent nýtt skip, Dettifoss sem er annað tveggja 2150 gámaeininga skipa sem fyrirtækið hefur verið með í smíðum í Kína. Afhending á skipinu er mikilvægt skref í því að geta hafið fyrirhugað samstarf með grænlenska skipafélaginu Royal Arctic Line sem áætlað er að hefjist í júní. Með samstarfinu mun Grænland tengjast alþjóðlegu siglingakerfi Eimskips sem skapar tækifæri fyrir viðskiptavini í þjónustu.