RAL's Aarhus plans delayed by typhoon and pending Icelandic approval

The North Atlantic collaboration between Eimskip and Royal Arctic Line has been delayed. A typhoon has delayed delivery of the container vessel from China, and Icelandic authorities have not yet approved the partnership. RAL CEO Verner Hammeken will have to delay the project's start until later this year.

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Chinese storms and a protracted wait for regulatory approval from Icelandic authorities have delayed Royal Arctic Line's (RAL) large-scale cooperation with Eimskip.

The ambitions are a critical cornerstone of the Greenlandic carrier's strategy to open up trade with Greenland, where the partnership with Icelandic carrier Eimskip includes three new container vessels about to be constructed in China as well as a new sailing system to and from the Arctic country, which includes sailings to Reykjavik, Iceland and Aarhus, Denmark.

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