Founded in 1914, Eimskipafélag Íslands (The Icelandic Steamship Company) the oldest shipping company in
Iceland, today offers total transport solutions with its North Atlantic transport system and freight forwarding
around the world. Eimskip operates 18 vessels in the North Atlantic, a mix of container vessels, refrigerated
bulk vessels and multipurpose container/bulk vessels. The company has a network of 56 offices and works with 68 associates in a total of 46 countries. In 2013, Eimskip moved its North American headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia to Portland, Maine. The company set a goal of providing weekly container service by 2020, making Portland a viable export/import option for more manufacturers and distributors with business interests in Northern Europe.