Royal Arctic Line orders boxship pair at Zamakona

Royal Arctic Line orders boxship pair at Zamakona

Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line has tapped the Spanish shipbuilder Zamakona Yards to build the company’s two largest boxships.

The vessels will be designed by Norway’s Havyard and will deliver from the Basque yard in 2020. The newbuilds will replace the 1979-built Pajuttaat and the 1983-built Vestlandia.

Royal Arctic Line was founded in 1993 and is wholly owned by the government of Greenland. Its fleet today numbers 12 vessels. 

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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