Icelandic carrier Eimskip has announced a short sea feeder shipping service between the Port of Halifax and Portland, Maine. This new service feature will begin today with the arrival of the Selfoss at Halterm. To deliver a weekly service, Eimskip is adding a third vessel to its Green Line rotation.
Eimskip did this once before in 2015, and of course AFL New England ran a short lived service.
the noon hour brought the arrival of Reykjafoss which backed into pier 42. A regular caller for a number of years, she runs a loop between Halifax, Portland Maine,Argentia NF, Northern Europe and Iceland.
Halifax has 2 new pilot boats, Nova Pilot and Scotia Pilot. Both came from Holland via Emskip containership at the end of June. After some training and familiarization both are now in service.
The existing boats have been reassigned. The below photos are of the delivery, and were provided by a friend of the site.
Bonus: Video of a pilot leaving an outbound PCTC
REYKJAFOSS departed pier 42 earlier bound for Portland Maine. Part of the EimSkip Fleet, she sails a North America/Europe Iceland round trip. The ships are named for Icelandic Waterfalls.
Photo Contributed by a Reader.
Westerkade made her first appearance in Halifax today for Eimskip. Operated by Seaboard Marine, she has been chartered, likely to replace a vessel out for periodic maintenance. She was built in 2000, and at 127m in length, is a common size for general cargo vessels.
UPDATE: she sailed just after 4pm
Halifax Regular, Reykjafoss, Part of the Icelandic Shipping line Eimskip.
Eimskip Contatiner vessel Reykjafoss arrived this morning for Pier 36. A regular caller, she serves iceland, and travels between North America (Norfolk, Boston, Halifax, Argentia), Reykjavik Iceland and Sortland Norway. All Eimskip Vessels are named after waterfalls in Iceland.
Her sister vessel Skogafoss was recently here for Maintinance at woodside.
The Eimskip Container ship Skogafoss at Woodside. She is still undergoing a 12 day Maintinance period, and arrived on May 31st, so her work period appears to be nearing Completion. She took bunkers from Algoma Dartmouth Yesterday.
UPDATE: she sailed for Argentia NF at 2100
The Eimskip vessel Skogafoss arrived for a 12 day drydock and work period. She has likely been tied up at woodside, as the Digby/St. John ferry Princess of Acadia is due today at 11 for Emegency repairs, requireing a schedule adjustment.
Thanks to BayFerryMan for the Princess of Acadia Tip