1914 - Eimskip founded with about 15 thousand shareholders, representing almost 17% of the Icelandic nation
1915 - The first vessel, Gullfoss and Godafoss, arrive in Iceland
1926 - Brúarfoss, the first Icelandic reefer vessel arrives in Iceland
1969 - The aluminum industry starts in Iceland
1982 - Eimskip starts containerizing its vessel fleet
1985-1986 - Offices opened in the Netherlands, USA, Sweden, and Germany
1990 - Offices opened in the Faroe Islands and Newfoundland
2004 - Eimskip starts forwarding services in Rotterdam and China and opens an office in Qingdao
Acquisition of Faroes Ship in the Faroe Islands
2005 - Acquisition of CTG in Norway, now operating as Eimskip Norway
2009 - Restructuring of Eimskip with focus on core business completed in October
2012 - Listing of Eimskip´s shares at Nasdaq Iceland
2013 - Substantial changes of Eimskip´s sailing system and 16 vessels in operation
2014 - Delivery of the new 875 TEU container vessel Lagarfossd, built in China
2015 - A new 10,000-ton cold storage facility built in Hafnafjörður, Iceland
Acquisition of Jac. Meisner, a forwarding company in the Netherlands
Acquisition of a cold storage company in St. Anthony and the forwarding company Cargocan in Newfoundland
Acquisition of the ferry operating company Seatours in Iceland
2016 - Acquisition of the forwarding company Extraco in the Netherlands
2017 - Acquisition of the forwarding company Mareco in Belgium
Eimskip and Royal Arctic Line sign an agreement for the cooperation of building three container vessels and sharing capacity
Eimskip signs a contract with a shipyard in China on building two 2,150 Teu ice class Polar Code vessels with estimated delivery in 2019 and Royal Arctic Line signs a contract for one similar vessel
Acquisition of the Danish forwarding company SHIP-LOG
2018 - A contract signed with Vegagerding regarding the continued operation of Sæferdir in Breidafjordur area, until the year 2022.
The new building project in China reached a milestone when the first vessel was launched.
2019 - Eimskip started operating a new STS Gantry Crane in Sundahöfn in Iceland. The crane, which was named Current, runs solely on electricity and therefore leaves no carbon footprint in operation.
The decision was made to unite Eimskip’s headquarters in a single location in the warehouse Vöruhótel and to implement an activity-based work environment.
Eimskip sold three reefer vessels: Langfoss, Stigfoss, and Vidfoss. This was an important step in aligning the reefer vessel fleet to current operations in transport in and out of Norway. The container vessels Laxfoss and Godafoss were sold as a part of the fleet renewal.
2020 - Eimskip received the Equal Pay certification in Iceland.
Eimskip Norway moved to Tromsøterminalen, a new and modern logistics center with 22,000-ton cold-store capability, and a 3,235 m2 dry warehouse. Comprehensive transportation services are now available in Tromsø, with port services i.e., loading and discharging, storage and distribution.