Arctic Shipping Cooperation Between Iceland and Greenland Faces Legal Challenge

High North News | May 31, 2019

Arctic Shipping Cooperation Between Iceland and Greenland Faces Legal Challenge
While much attention surrounding Arctic shipping is focused on the transport of oil and gas on Russia’s Northern Sea Route, smaller-scale intra-Arctic shipping in the North Atlantic has been growing as well. One of the latest cooperations, between Icelandic container shipping company Eimskip and its Greenlandic partner Royal Arctic Line, is now facing a regulatory challenge. The two companies had received approval last month from the Icelandic Competition Authority to engage in a vessel-sharing agreement on certain routes between Iceland and Greenland. However, Samskip, another Icelandic shipping operator, submitted an appeal to the Icelandic Competition Authority arguing that the agreement violates antitrust laws.

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