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Klaksvík’s Quayside Training Center

With new purpose-built premises and a streamlined organization, maritime academy Sjónám offers a wide range of training programs and courses for international seafarers — expecting a growing number of foreign students. […]

May 24th, 2016|Ports & Shipping|0 Comments

Bergfrost Becomes Largest Cold Store in Faroe Islands, Iceland

As Fuglafjørður’s mountain rock-based cold store undergoes a new expansion to make the 25,000-tonne facility the largest in the Faroe Islands and Iceland too, a viable Faroese alternative to Continental Europe comes into play. […]

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If a Ship Needs It, KSS Can Do It

The newfound success of Klaksvík’s repair yard is getting noticed as KSS continues to deliver at the highest standards of quality, including advanced variable-frequency controlled winch systems for top-notch fishing vessels in the Faroe Islands and elsewhere. […]

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Tvøroyri: Rapid Development Continues

Prospects for the local business scene look promising at the Port of Tvøroyri as new investments in the expanding fishing industry match harbor infrastructure development — with cruise tourism meanwhile slowly entering the picture, too. […]

May 24th, 2016|Ports & Shipping|0 Comments

Quick, Secure, Cost-effective Transport

Smyril Line Cargo transports thousands of tonnes of frozen and fresh seafood between the Faroe Islands and the European Continent, using two newly acquired freight vessels that take reefer trailers, containers and bulk freight. […]

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Ever Fizzing with Activity: Fuglafjørður Ready for Container Operations

With a new extension quay that vastly improves the harbor area between Havsbrún and Faroe Bunkers, Fuglafjørður — the Faroe Islands’ leading pelagic port — prepares to host container operations on a regular basis. […]

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New Container Services Turn Faroes Into Transit Hub

If there was ever an ideal merger between a Faroese and an Icelandic company, the 2004 takeover of Faroe Ship by Eimskip may well fit the bill—the transport services provider remains vital to linking the Faroes with the rest of the world. […]

May 24th, 2016|Ports & Shipping|0 Comments

Twofold Extension for Tórshavn’s East Harbour

The Port of Tórshavn prepares for a major development project in response to rapidly increasing ship traffic — extending the East Harbour twofold by 95,000 square meters for new storage areas and added dock space. […]

May 24th, 2016|Ports & Shipping|0 Comments

New Simulators for Steeper Learning Curves

With 3,500 Faroese ship’s officers due for qualification updates in line with amendments to IMO standard requirements, the VH nautical school steps up training activities, increasingly using state-of-the-art simulation technology. […]

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Covered Dry Dock to Keep Out Climate

By covering its dry dock at Skála, shipyard and engineering firm MEST looks to enhance its services by offering to carry out maintenance and repair work at any time of year — in the Faroe Islands — virtually regardless of weather. […]

May 24th, 2016|Ports & Shipping|0 Comments
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