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Samskip has monitored RAL and Eimskip's plans for over two years

With its complaint to the Iceland Competition Authority, Samskip now openly questions a long-heralded collaboration between Eimskip and Royal Arctic Line. The collaboration will hurt competition, Samskip tells ShippingWatch.

Construction of the three new container vessels ordered by Eimskip and RAL is in full swing in China. The photo shows the ship ordered by the Greenlandic carrier. | Photo: Royal Arctic Line

For more than two years, preparations for a large-scale partnership between Eimskip and Royal Arctic Line has been monitored closely from the Netherlands, where Icelandic logistics company Samskip is headquartered.

From here, the company has been scrutinizing the continual announcements and updates from Royal Arctic Line and Eimskip, which have encompassed new route systems to and from Greenland and an order for three container ships for the job.

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