Eimskip doubling cargo deliveries to Maine

As cod and haddock arrive in port, berries and chocolates leave.

Icelandic shipping company Eimskip is doubling its scheduled cargo deliveries to Portland, Maine, beginnng in December.

The move is necessary because the number of cargo containers moving through Portland has risen from 5,000 a year to more than 10,000, according to Maine Public Radio.

"We are shipping a lot of cod and haddock coming out of the North Atlantic and into the New England and further into the U.S. markets," Insfeld told the radio station. "And out of here we are carrying blueberries and cranberries, candles and chocolates."

Projections for further growth depend in part on the construction of a new cold storage warehouse.

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