Royal Arctic Line take care of  transportation of all sea cargo to and from Greenland and between the Greenlandic towns and settlements.

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Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane, vice president of sales. Foto: Siv-Elin Nærø.

“The vessels will operate in Greenland, which places strict requirements of the vessels' design, as they must operate in a rough climate, sail in and out of small shallow ports, and meet ice class requirements. The vessels have been designed with this in mind,” says Gisle Vinjevoll Thrane, vice president of sales at Norway-based HAV Design.  

The two vessels – named Arpaarti Arctica and Tilioq Arctica, respectively – are of HAV 971 design. The cargo vessels are 37.6 metres long and can accommodate eight crew. They can store eight containers on deck as well as two containers and 60 pallets in the cargo hold.

Tilioq Arctica was delivered to Royal Arctic Line yesterday, while Arpaarti Arctica was delivered in March.

“Royal Arctic Line is Greenland’s lifeline as we ensure supplies to the entire country. These small, ice-class cargo ships are therefore vital for the many small coastal communities along Greenland’s long coastline. This is the third and fourth vessel that HAV Design has designed for us.” says Anders Bay Larsen, Head of Fleet Management at Royal Arctic Line.

Royal Arctic Line A/S was founded in 1993 and it is wholly owned by the Government of Greenland.

HAV Design, which is a subsidiary of HAV Group ASA, listed on Euronext Growth Oslo, is headquartered in Fosnavåg, Norway.