Owner of some of the main harbors in and around Reykjavk
Fishing is Iceland’s biggest industry and its main export earner, accounting for well over 50 per cent of visible export earnings. Two of the four harbours in the Associated Icelandic Ports network – Reykjav í k and Akranes – play a major role in Iceland’s fishing industry.
The AIP ports of Reykjav í k and Akranes are home to two of Iceland’s biggest fish auctions, both owned by Fiskmarka ð ur Islands. Reykjav í k and Akranes have fish auctions every weekday at which the day’s catch is sold mainly to Icelandic companies
Sea-frozen fish is a major business for Reykjav í k. The fish is discharged from trawlers, placed directly into reefer containers and shipped out by Eimskip and Samskip. Stevedoring is provided by specialist companies such as Löndun, based at Vogabakki, in the Sundahöfn, which provides a fast turnround
Fish processing is a major industry in Iceland, with huge volumes of freshly caught fish and other seafood being prepared and packaged for export in state-of-the-art processing plants. The hub of this activity is Reykjav í k, while the AIP network also embraces the fishing and fish processing
The Associated Icelandic Ports network plays a key support role in the fishing and fishing processing sectors. The main focus of these activities is Reykjav í k. Some services are also provided in Akranes. In addition, a new cluster of support services has begun to spring up in