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Royal Arctic Line and Eimskip enter partnership

Royal Arctic Line and Eimskip have signed a declaration of intent for a partnership agreement. The two carriers will invest in container vessels to be designed and built for the particular weather conditions in the Arctic and the North Atlantic.

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Royal Arctic Line and Eimskip have signed a declaration of intent to add Greenland to Eimskip's international sailing system through a deal for capacity sharing which will connect Greenland to the rest of the world. The two companies plan on cooperating by sharing capacity on large vessels which will increase efficiency and service reliability, according to Royal Arctic Line and Eimskip in a statement Wednesday:

"The companies will invest in and operate container vessels which will be designed and built for the special weather conditions in the Arctic and the North Atlantic and in accordance with the Polar Code. The new vessels will be more fuel efficient and therefore more environmentally friendly. The estimated time of designing and building the vessels is two to three years. The new vessels will connect the transport systems of Greenland and Iceland with Scandinavia, Europe and North America," the companies write in the statement.

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