Leader of shipper Eimskip’s move to Portland waterfront steps down

Under Larus Isfeld, the volume and value of shipments by container more than doubled in four years and the Icelandic company reached a milestone: weekly port calls in the U.S.

The longtime executive in charge of U.S. operations for the Icelandic cargo shipping firm Eimskip has resigned. Larus Isfeld worked for Eimskip for nine years and led its relocation to Portland and expansion in the city.

“It was my goal from the first day we started to get Eimskip to weekly port calls for the first time since Eimskip started sailing to the U.S. over 100 years ago,” Isfeld said in an email Monday. “We have now accomplished this goal two years ahead of schedule. It’s time for Eimskip to scale its business in the U.S. and it’s a good time for me to step away.”

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