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Company Description


Royal Arctic Line consists of several divisions and companies. 

The company is Royal Arctic Line A/S, owned by the Government of Greenland. The ships are undertaken through liner shipping, between Greenland and the rest of the world.

Royal Arctic Line handles operations in the 13 biggest harbours in Greenland, while representing port authority, on behalf of the state.

Forwarding activities such as air freight, combined with air and sea freight are undertaken by Royal Arctic Line.

In Denmark, the group is represented by Royal Arctic Line Denmark A/S. Here, more than 85,000 shipments are booked and coordinated each year. At the same time, Royal Arctic Line undertakes stevedoring in Aalborg, including the practical handling of goods to or from Greenland, through Aalborg.

Royal Arctic Line is also active on other markets. Those activities include operating passenger services in Greenland through Arctic Umiaq Line.

The Government of Greenland has given Royal Arctic Line A/S an exclusive concession for the transportation of all sea cargo to and from Greenland and between the Greenlandic towns and settlements.

There are several conditions associated with the concession regarding frequency, capacity and security of supply for all the towns on both the East Coast and the West Coast. As a result, the shipping company is Greenland’s lifeline, ensuring supplies to the entire country.

Royal Arctic Line A/S was founded in 1993 and it is wholly owned by the Government of Greenland. Read more about Royal Arctic Line A/S by navigating the pane on the left.

Royal Arctic Line’s fleet is designed for the Arctic and conditions that prevail the Greenlandic market. The fleet consists of ten ships, each of which has been specially designed for its purpose.

The company’s biggest ocean-going vessels and feeder ships are the highest Baltic ice classification specially-built with double hulls and high freeboard, in order to sail on Arctic waters. The ships are fitted with cranes supplemented with the shipping company’s barges. The entire fleet is able to operate, just about everywhere in Greenland, regardless of berthing conditions. Learn more www.royalarcticline.com

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