Faxaflóahafnir / Reykjavík harbour https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en Vefsvæði Faxaflóahafna Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:02:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/512x.png Faxaflóahafnir / Reykjavík harbour https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en 32 32 Port of Reykjavík and Port of Akranes https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/cruise/cruise-calls/port-of-reykjavik-and-port-of-akranes/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 14:49:15 +0000 http://www.faxafloahafnir.is/?p=8820  
Faxafloahafnir sf. ( Faxaports) began its operations on January 1st, 2005. The company runs four the harbours: Ports of Akranes, Borgarnes, Grundartangi and Reykjavik. Only two ports are active for passengers vessels and are mentioned here below:
The Port of Reykjavík is divided into the Gamla höfn (Old harbour) and Sundahöfn.

  • Gamla höfn (Old Harbour) is mainly used for landing of marine catches, ships repair
    and small passenger vessels (expeditions vessels).
  • Sundahöfn is a multi-purpose cargo port and is also used for large passenger vessels.

Port of Akranes is mainly used for landing of marine catches and small passenger vessels (expeditions vessels).  
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Port of Reykjavík

The Port of Reykjavík is located in Iceland and is the world‘s most northerly capital. Reykjavík, the country‘s largest city, has a population of about 122,000, almost one-third of its entire population. Now for several years, Reykjavík has been the most popular cruise destination in Iceland and most of the passenger exchange is done from Reykjavík. The closeness of nature creates the picturesque quality of the nation‘s capital. Surrounded on three sides by the sea, it is dutifully watched over by Mount Esja, a kindly but imposing hulk, constantly reminding visitors that the city lies on the edge of a grandiose and diverse landscape. Reykjavík has a broad selection of museums, galleries, theatre and cinemas, as well as parks, sculpture gardens and a lake in the down town area. The variety of outdoor activities offered around Reykjavik is becoming increasingly popular. These include whale watching, hiking, caving, midnight golf, rib safari, scuba diving and a review of the northen lights from late August to March each year. The list isn´t over yet because Reykavík and its surroundings has variety of natural treasures: The Blue Lagoon, the water fall Gullfoss, the hot spring Geysir, the national park Þingvellir, the waterfalls Barnafoss and Hraunfoss, the glacier Snæfellsjökull, the small fishing village Arnarstapi, the largest island of the western island Flatey or go hunting for the beautiful Aurora, all in the vicinity of the nation‘s capital. These are part of what makes a trip the Reykjavik area so unique.

Port of Akranes 

Port of Akranes is municipality on the west coast of Iceland, around 20 km (12 mi) north of the capital Reykjvík. Port of Akranes is located close to the waterfalls Barnafoss and Hraunfoss, the glacier Snæfellsjökull, the small fishing village Arnarstapi and the largest island of the western island Flatey. Akranes has a lot to offer both for passengers and crew.  The town has variety of restaurants, coffee houses, museum and stores. It is also quite easy to take short and long shore excursions from the location. 
In year 2017, Port of Akranes received its first ship call from Ponant. Video can be reviewed here below.
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Port facilities – Video

Please click below link, it directs you to our port facilities.  At this site you will be able to see where Faxaports harbours are located in Iceland. along with detailed information about each pier at each harbor area, e.g. (length, depth, type of quay and etc.).
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Ship calls 

Please click on cruise ship column below to see current shipcalls, past shipcalls and future shipcalls.
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Statistic for Port of Reykjavík & Port of Akranes



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Shore excursions 

Winter cruise – Northen lights

 Port of Reykjavík – Expedition & larger cruise ships

Port of Akranes – Expedition cruise ships

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Grundartangi https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/grundartangi-2/ https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/grundartangi-2/#respond Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:27:51 +0000 http://www.faxafloahafnir.is/?p=2458

Grundartangi port and industrial area

Basic information
Brief description and sizes:
The Grundartangi port and industrial site is in a non-residential area on the northern shore of Hvalfjörður, 49 km from Reykjavík. The land is green and flat, a former agricultural field and totals 439 hectares, of which some 311 hectares may be developed as building sites. Additionally, 50 hectares can be created by landfills. Already there are two big companies in the area, Elkem Island having a 12.9 hectare site, and Norðurál ehf which has a 129 hectare site. Sites have also been allocated to four smaller companies. The remaining area for further development is some 160 hectares.
Site owner: 
Associated Icelandic Ports, which is an independently operated company owned by five municipalities, one of which being the City of Reykjavík.
Zoning:
The area master plan shows this as a port and industrial zone. Authorities have already agreed on division planning of some 80 hectares for smaller sites. It is possible to draw up division planning at a short notice in collaboration with Hvalfjarðarsveit municipality with the sites being up to 20 hectares, as well as 50 hectares on landfills. 
Price:
The price for fully prepared sites where the soil has been replaced is about 6.200- ISK per each square metre. As regards virgin land where the lease holder sees to soil replacement, the price is estimated at 3,000- ISK per each square metre. As regards operations which might be of especial interestat the larger sites, Faxaflóahafnir sf is willing to enter into negotiations about eventual prices.
Industries on site:
Elkem Island (a ferro-silicon producer); Norðurál (a primary aluminium plant).
Port rates and dues:
Information on port rates and dues may be obtained at our homepage www.faxafloahafnir.is
Electric power:
Very close to Grundartangi is Brennimelur, one of the most powerful electrical substations in Iceland. The most important distributors of electricity are Landsvirkjun / National Power Company (www.lv.is) and Orkuveita Reykjavíkur / Reykjavik Energy (www.or.is)
Fresh water supply:
Cold tap water may be provided to the companies on site. Water for cooling purposes is in limited supply. In the latter case, attention is drawn to making easy use of seawater for same.
Internet connection network:
There is an optical cable in the area. Further information about connections may be obtained from Mila ehf (www.mila.is).
Connecting roads:
Grundartangi area is very close to the national highway and main road and there is good access to the capital area.
International airport:
Keflavik International Airport is at a distance of some 90 km with scheduled daily flights to and from other parts of Europe and North America.
International shipping:
Two shipping companies operate scheduled services from Grundartangi and Reykjavík to Europe and North America. A third shipping company sees to chartered sailing to and from any port.
Deepwater port:
Overall pier length at Grundartangi is 580 metres. Maximum water depth now is 14 metres. There is good storage area for containers and raw material.
Skilled labour:
Grundartangi is at a driving distance of some 30 minutes from the capital area where some 150,000 people live, and the driving distance to Akranes, which has a population of some 6,500, is about a quarter of an hour. Driving to Borgarnes (pop. 3,000) takes some 30 minutes. Many companies in the area provide services in the metal industry and other fields.
Reykjavik, May 4 2009
Gísli Gíslason, Port Director
Tel: +354 6608966

Grundartangi port and industrial area

Basic information
Brief description and sizes:
The Grundartangi port and industrial site is in a non-residential area on the northern shore of Hvalfjörður, 49 km from Reykjavík. The land is green and flat, a former agricultural field and totals 439 hectares, of which some 311 hectares may be developed as building sites. Additionally, 50 hectares can be created by landfills. Already there are two big companies in the area, Elkem Island having a 12.9 hectare site, and Norðurál ehf which has a 129 hectare site. Sites have also been allocated to four smaller companies. The remaining area for further development is some 160 hectares.
Site owner: 
Associated Icelandic Ports, which is an independently operated company owned by five municipalities, one of which being the City of Reykjavík.
Zoning:
The area master plan shows this as a port and industrial zone. Authorities have already agreed on division planning of some 80 hectares for smaller sites. It is possible to draw up division planning at a short notice in collaboration with Hvalfjarðarsveit municipality with the sites being up to 20 hectares, as well as 50 hectares on landfills. 
Price:
The price for fully prepared sites where the soil has been replaced is about 6.200- ISK per each square metre. As regards virgin land where the lease holder sees to soil replacement, the price is estimated at 3,000- ISK per each square metre. As regards operations which might be of especial interestat the larger sites, Faxaflóahafnir sf is willing to enter into negotiations about eventual prices.
Industries on site:
Elkem Island (a ferro-silicon producer); Norðurál (a primary aluminium plant).
Port rates and dues:
Information on port rates and dues may be obtained at our homepage www.faxafloahafnir.is
Electric power:
Very close to Grundartangi is Brennimelur, one of the most powerful electrical substations in Iceland. The most important distributors of electricity are Landsvirkjun / National Power Company (www.lv.is) and Orkuveita Reykjavíkur / Reykjavik Energy (www.or.is)
Fresh water supply:
Cold tap water may be provided to the companies on site. Water for cooling purposes is in limited supply. In the latter case, attention is drawn to making easy use of seawater for same.
Internet connection network:
There is an optical cable in the area. Further information about connections may be obtained from Mila ehf (www.mila.is).
Connecting roads:
Grundartangi area is very close to the national highway and main road and there is good access to the capital area.
International airport:
Keflavik International Airport is at a distance of some 90 km with scheduled daily flights to and from other parts of Europe and North America.
International shipping:
Two shipping companies operate scheduled services from Grundartangi and Reykjavík to Europe and North America. A third shipping company sees to chartered sailing to and from any port.
Deepwater port:
Overall pier length at Grundartangi is 580 metres. Maximum water depth now is 14 metres. There is good storage area for containers and raw material.
Skilled labour:
Grundartangi is at a driving distance of some 30 minutes from the capital area where some 150,000 people live, and the driving distance to Akranes, which has a population of some 6,500, is about a quarter of an hour. Driving to Borgarnes (pop. 3,000) takes some 30 minutes. Many companies in the area provide services in the metal industry and other fields.
Reykjavik, May 4 2009
Gísli Gíslason, Port Director
Tel: +354 6608966

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Regulation for Associated Icelandic Ports sf. – Faxaflóahafnir sf. https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/regulation-for-associated-icelandic-ports-sf-faxafloahafnir-sf/ https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/regulation-for-associated-icelandic-ports-sf-faxafloahafnir-sf/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:49:29 +0000 http://www.faxafloahafnir.is/regulation-for-associated-icelandic-ports-sf-faxafloahafnir-sf/  
 
 
Article 1
 
Port areas and limits.
 
a.        Port of Reykjavík: The area for the Port of Reykjavík is along all the northern shoreline of the Reykjavík jurisdiction, from Gróttutangar in Seltjarnarnes to Kjalarnestangi. In this area, vessels approach the port areas along Engeyjarsund, Viðeyjarsund, Eiðsvík and Kollafjörður. The shoreline within the Mosfellsbær Municipality jurisdiction is not included here.
a.        Boundaries at sea are: A line bearing 37° true from Gróttuviti Lighthouse to Kjalarnestangi. Not included here are areas specified as net-laying sites [“netalög”].
b.        Boundaries of the inner harbour in Reykjavík in this regulation are: The Old Harbour within its breakwaters, Sundahöfn Port east of Laugarnestangi, Gufunes, Eiðsvík and the Eyjargarður quaylength. Other sea areas shall be counted as the outer harbour.
c.        Boundaries on land are:
1.        The Old Harbour: The definition of the area boundaries is a line drawn from sea level at the seaboard of the landfill west of Fiskislóð, passing the round-about at Ánanaust and from there to the end of Mýrargata. The boundaries then lie along the eastern edge of Mýrargata and Geirsgata to a line lying 20 metres inside of Austurbakki from the street intersection of Pósthússtræti and Geirsgata to and inclusive of Faxagarður. Ingólfsgarður with access and land outside and east of Faxagata.
2.        Sundahöfn Port: The westernmost boundaries of the port area are at Laugarnes at the west part of Klettagarðar and from there to the sea. The area then runs along the north part of Sæbraut to Sundagarðar, down along the west part of Sundagarðar to the Vatnagarðar intersection and from there along the north-east part of Vatnagarðar to Holtavegur, and from there down Holtavegur to the Skútuvogur intersection and then along the east part of Skútuvogur to the north part of Kleppsmýrarvegur and along it across Gelgjutangi to the sea.
3.        Ártúnshöfði: The area is bounded by the northern part of Sævarhöfði street along the sites nos. 31 and 33 at Sævarhöfði to the limits of sites at Bryggjuhverfi, and from there to the sea.
4.        Gufunes:  The area is land and sites at Gufunes owned by Associated Icelandic Ports sf.
d.        The main operational areas of the harbour in Reykjavík are: The Old Harbour, Sundahöfn Port – Klettasvæði, Sundahöfn Port – Vatnagarðar, Sundahöfn Port – Kleppsvík, Ártúnshöfði and Gufunes.
 
b.        Port of Akranes: Port boundaries follow the shoreline of the Akranes Municipality jurisdiction from Sólmundarhöfði in the south-east to Vestriflasartá.
a.        Boundaries at sea are: Vestriflasartá to Suðurflasarendi and from there to the Þjótarsker, whereas in the south and east the port is bounded by a straight line drawn from Þjótarsker to the west part of Sólmundarhöfði.
b.        Boundaries on land are: On the one hand, along the Akranes Municipality shoreline from the end of Faxabraut in the south-east, along the shore through Faxabraut, through a walking path above the Ferry Berth, along Halakotsbakki and through Akursbraut and Hafnarbraut and right to the sea at the end of Breiðargata 8. On the other hand, from the end of Lambhúsabryggja Repair Berth at Bakkatún, through Krókatún to Krókalón, west along Grenjar and out on to Vestriflasartá.
c.        Boundaries of the inner harbour: The port is divided into two parts; on the one hand, Lambhúsasund in the west, and on the other hand, within the Krossvík quayside in the east.
 
c.        Grundartangi Port: The port area at Grundartangi is bounded on land and at sea in the east by a line drawn from the boundaries of Katanes and Langholt towards the south-east, out to the middle of Hvalfjörður, and from there along the middle of Hvalfjörður to the western-most part of the harbour area in a line drawn from the western-most part of the land of Klafastaðir towards the south-east. In the north, the port area is bounded by the limits of the land owned by
Associated Icelandic Ports sf.
 
d.        Borgarnes Port:
a.        Boundaries at sea are: Borgarnes Port is bounded in the east within a line imagined to be drawn from the southernnmost spits of Borgareyjar into Borgarfjörður, 200 metres away from the southernmost spits of Stóra-Brákarey and Borgarnes, in line with Kveldúlfshöfði, and a line at right angles to Kveldúlfshöfði; in the west within a line, which is imagined to be drawn from the   westernmost spits of Borgareyjar into Borgarfjörður and Borgarvogur, 200 metres away from Dílatangi, and a line at right angles to the spit of land. In the south the port area is bounded by a line drawn right across the fjord, 400 metres within the northernmost spit of Borgareyjar.
b.        Boundariess on land are: The site no. 22 at Brákarbraut in Borgarnes, some 7,800 metres square in area, belongs to the port. As regards the boundaries of the site, reference is made in other respects to a public registration of a lease tenure contract, dated December 21 2001.
 
The land areas of the ports are divided into:
1.                   Quays and piers.
2.                   Cargo stations and other service areas.
3.                   Streets and open areas.
4.                   Sites, industrial- and back areas.
 
In an annex to the regulation is a table with coordinates of port boundaries on land and at sea. The coordinate tables define the Port of Reykjavík boundaries, the Old Harbour, Sundahöfn Port, Ártúnshöfði and Gufunes as well as the ports of Grundartangi and Akranes.
On the homepage of the Associated Icelandic Ports sf., drawings of the afore-mentioned port areas with coordinates may be accessed HERE.
 


Article 2
 
Port Management.
 
The ports are owned by Associated Icelandic Ports sf., a company jointly owned by the City of Reykjavík and the Municipalities of Borgarbyggð, Akranes, Skorradalshreppur and Hvalfjarðarsveit.
 
Supreme power in matters concerning Associated Icelandic Ports sf. is wielded by the Annual General Meeting and legally called meetings of owners in accordance with Company Articles. The management of the jointly owned company, called the Harbour Board, sees to company matters between Annual General Meetings. The Board has 8 representatives and equally many alternates, and in addition to this, Akranes Municipality may appoint an observer with the right to speak and make proposals. The division of seats on the board of the company follows current provisions in the Articles of the jointly owned company, Associated Icelandic Ports sf. Also, employees of Associated Icelandic Ports sf. may elect one representative for meetings of the Board, who shall have the right to speak and make proposals.
 


Article 3
 
Work and Scope of the Board
 
The Harbour Board manages the finances, operations, maintenance and new constructions of Associated Icelandic Ports sf.
The Harbour Board decides upon the running of the ports, such as management of the facilities, inclusive of the renting out of accommodation and land owned by Associated Icelandic Ports sf.
 
The Harbour Board grants permits for operations in the port areas, and has the authority to prohibit or limit the use of the areas for operations the Board considers will make ordinary port activities difficult.
 
The Harbour Board makes proposals to the local government as regards planning matters in the port area. Construction in the port area shall be dealt with by the Board before being submitted to the local government.
 
Associated Icelandic Ports sf. may only decide upon the payment of a dividend to the owners when funds have been put aside for sufficient maintenance and renewal in the port.
 
Before a decision is reached on the payment of a dividend, the Port Director shall submit to the Board a written assessment as to the need for maintenance and renewal of company assets for the following two years.
 


Article 4
 
Work and Scope of the Port Director.
 
The Port Director is appointed by the Harbour Board and manages the daily running of the company on their behalf. The Director prepares matters to be submitted to the Board, receives business to be submitted to the Board and sees to the execution of their resolutions. The Port Director provides the Board with information on the business of the Associated Icelandic Ports sf. The Director sees to the budget being adhered to and is responsible for the company’s financial status. The Director is the head of all employees of the Associated Icelandic Ports sf., sees to their hiring and the termination of their employment.
 
Port Director shall execute his work in accordance with provisions in the Harbour Act and Harbour Regulations, as well as in this Regulation, and in other respects adhere to resolutions passed by the Board.
 
The Port Director sees to order being maintained in all harbour areas under Associated Icelandic Ports sf., both at sea and on land. Everyone must obey the Director’s instructions, or the ones entrusted with supervision and care by the Director.
 


Article 5
 
On Other Employees of Associated Icelandic Ports sf
 
Port employees supervising the assets of Associated Icelandic Ports sf.,
controlling the areas and rendering service to vessels, shall carry identification cards referring to their position and/or a uniform as decided by the Harbour Board.
 
Employees of the Associated Icelandic Ports sf. shall be tactful in all their work and their instructions shall be obeyed at once. Should somebody feel that they have not been treated fairly by employees of Associated Icelandic Ports sf., they can file charges with the Port Director.
 


Article 6
 
Pilotage and Other Service for Vessels
 
Service for vessels is rendered by employees of Associated Icelandic Ports sf. or those who have been entrusted with the task in accordance with an agreement by authority of the Port Director. Vessels shall on arrival and departure and under way in the harbour area keep their radio telephones open on the communications frequency of the harbour.
 
Pilotage is compulsory for any vessel longer than 60 metres (maximum length) and vessels carrying hazardous cargo when navigating into, out of or in the harbour areas of the Associated Icelandic Ports sf.
 
All vessels bound for any of the harbours of the Associated Icelandic Ports sf. requiring pilotage, shall inform a harbour pilot of this with at least a three hour notice. A pilot is then obliged to meet with the ship up to half a nautical mile outside the outermost limits of the port in question should the captain request this. In Reykjavík a harbour pilot is obliged to meet with a vessel up to one nautical mile out from Gróttutangar should the captain request this, and in Akranes at light buoy no. 11. Vessels bound for Grundartangi will receive a harbour pilot one nautical mile 250° from the light buoy at Brekkuboði.
 
A harbour pilot directs the vessel to the port and must not leave it without the consent of the captain until the ship is moored. A pilot, when he has not completed his work, may prohibit all people from coming on board, if they do not have legitimate business there. While on board, the vessel shall provide the pilot with victuals.
 
The Port Director, having received due comment from the Harbour Master, may grant the captain of a ship, for which pilotage is compulsory in accordance with this Article, an exemption from having a harbour pilot on board. A prerequisite for this exemption is assessment of the Harbour Master as regards the competence of the captain to navigate in the harbour area of Associated Icelandic Ports sf. The exemption is only valid as regards navigating in the harbour area or harbour areas which the captain in question has regularly been to. Should the captain not have been actively engaged as a captain of a vessel for two years, the exemption is no longer in effect. Should the Port Director decline to grant an exemption, the applicant may refer this to the Harbour Board.
 
An exemption from compulsory pilotage obliges the captain in question to stay in contact with harbour pilots by means of a radio telephone and to follow their instructions in every way, or the exemption may be cancelled without further notice.
The Port Director may grant an exemption from compulsory pilotage under especial circumstances.
 
The vessels’ equipment and gear shall comply with international agreements, which Icelandic authorities have ratified, as well as with special guidelines of the Icelandic Maritime Administration. Those in charge of vessels shall present harbour employees, should this be requested, with certificates that their vessels are satisfactorily equipped.
 
The port provides, for instance as applicable, the service of tugboats, mooring service and the sale and delivery of water and electricity. A harbour pilot decides upon the use of tugs and workforce as called for by conditions at each time.
 
Tugboats from Associated Icelandic Ports sf. are in the service of and under the responsibility of the vessel they are assisting from the moment they receive the ship’s lines or instructions from the captain of the ship being assisted, and until the lines have been released or instructions given that assistance has come to an end.
 


Article 7
 
Law Enforcement in the Port Area, Traffic and Other Matters
 
The police in each jurisdiction carry out general law enforcement duties in harbour areas of the Associated Icelandic Ports sf.
 
Those who have no legitimate business in the port areas are not permitted to stay there if they obstruct loading or offloading or other operations being engaged in there. Unnecessary driving of any kind of vehicles and unnecessary pedestrian traffic on piers, quaysides, cargo stations and in other service areas in the port areas may be prohibited. People moving about in port areas are always there at their own risk and responsibility.
 
It is prohibited to fire from guns or other firearms near or within the ports of Associated Icelandic Ports sf. It is also prohibited to make use of fireworks in port areas withour permission.
 
Sand and gravel quarries and other similar activities are not allowed in port areas without permission from the Port Director. Fishing in port areas must not upset normal traffic and provision of services. It is prohibited to lay out fishing gear in general and/or especially marked navigational routes within port limits, and such fishing gear may be removed without any compensation.
 
The Port Director shall without delay be informed about all things salvaged from the harbours of Associated Icelandic Ports sf., and the Director submits a report to the police should he consider this necessary.
 
It is prohibited to practise swimming, go windsurfing or water-skiing or pursue such activities in the port area without permission, except in specially bounded areas. Diving is prohibited in the port areas without permission from the Port Director.
 


Article 8
 
Quays, Shipwrecks and Unattended Things
 
If a vessel hits shallows or sinks where the Port Director deems it interferes with the easy use of the port, it shall be removed as soon as possible by its owner, his appropriate agent or others concerned. If a delay occurs here, the Port Director may have the vessel removed at the responsibility and cost of the owner and/or his appropiate agent, and it shall then be moved to a safe place as the Director sees fit and appropriate.
 
The Port Director has the right to have the vessel in question sold to meet costs in full, in any way considered most practical, having first earnestly urged the owner and/or his appropriate agent to remove the ship without delay. The sale shall be conducted at the cost and responsibility of the owner and/or the appropriate a
gent for the ship.
 
Wrecks of ships must not be pulled ashore in the port area without permission from the Port Director.
 
If ships, boats, quays, transport vehicles on land or other equipment, owned by others and not by Associated Icelandic Ports sf., are left unattended in the port area and/or lead to a state of uncleanliness or constitute danger, the Port Director shall order the owner and/or the appropriate agent to make necessary improvements within a specified date. If such orders are not attended to, the item in question may be removed at the responsibility and cost of the owner and/or his appropiate agent and stored in a safe place as the Director deems fit and appropriate.
 
The Port Director may have the item in question sold in any way considered most practical to meet costs in full, having first earnestly urged the owner and/or his appropriate agent to remove the item without delay. The sale shall be conducted at the responsibility and cost of the owner and/or his appropriate agent.
 


Article 9
 
Protection Against Pollution and Unclean Conditions
 
No waste or rubbish must be thrown into the harbours of Associated Icelandic Ports sf.
 
It is not permitted to pull, drive or move in another way into harbours, carcasses of whales, wrecks of ships or any other things which may lead to unclean conditions, traffic disturbances or discomfort in the harbours except with the permission of the Port Director.
 
All vessels, vehicles as well as factories and other businesses are strictly forbidden to pump or release into the harbours liquid fuel, fish oil, oil residue or other materials which may pollute.
 
Vessels that intend to take bunkers on board shall before that have resorted to measures to prevent fuel from flowing into the sea from their decks in case of an accident while bunkering. Parties providing service in this field are not allowed to deliver liquid oil to vessels which port employees have assessed not to have taken reasonable precautions against pollution.
 
As regards protection against sea pollution and penalties for pollution violations, current law applies at any given time. 
 


Article 10
 
Request for Service and Conditions of Service
 
All those who request being provided with service for a vessel, the use of equipment or service in one way or another provided by the ports, shall apply themselves directly to employees of Associated Icelandic Ports sf. with a request for same.
 
The Port Director is authorized to decline providing assistance or service to parties who are in arrears with dues to Associated Icelandic Ports sf., and have not met with repeated challenge from the Port to settle overdue payments. In such a challenge, the consequences of being in arrears as they appear in subparagraph 1 of this paragraph shall be mentioned.
 
No vessel must be moored to a buoy or at anchor in the inner harbour except if the Port Director allows this.
 


Article 11
 
Who Shall Receive Instructions
 
Instructions in accordance with this Regulation shall be given to the captain of the vessel, but to the ship’s chief officer if the captain is not on board. Should that officer also be absent, instructions may be given to some other member of the crew, and this is equivalent to the captain himself having received the instructions. If none of the afore-mentioned may be reached, instructions may be directed to the owner or his agent.
 


Article 12
 
Liability for Damages
 
As regards liability for damages concerning the ones who pass through harbours or port areas of the Associated Icelandic Ports sf., because of damages to the port, its installations or equipment, general rules of damages apply.
 
If an agreement cannot be reached about the amount of damages, they shall be determined by the assessment of two court-appointed valuers, appointed by the Reykjavík District Court or the Vesturland District Court, depending on which jurisdiction the port belongs to. Both parties may request an appointment by a court in accordance with this Article. The cost of assessment shall be paid equally.
 
Both parties are entitled to demand reassessment within a month from the time when the assessment in accordance with Paragraph 2 was available and introduced to the parties. For the reassessment, a court shall appoint three valuers. The cost of the reassessment shall be paid by the party who demanded it, except if the reassessment is decided in his favour; then the cost shall be paid equally.
 
The conclusion of the court-appointed valuers, whether it is in accordance with Paragraph 2 or Paragraph 3, shall be the final one with respect to the amount of damages.
 
If a vessel causes damages in the port or the captain is in violation of a provision in this Regulation, it is not allowed to move the vessel out of the harbour until the matter is settled, unless a sufficient guarantee is placed for a payment as the Port Director sees it.
 


Article 13
 
The Right to Complain
 
The ones who make use of the harbours of Associated Icelandic Ports sf. have the right to appeal the decisions of the Harbour Board as regards this Regulation, except for the Board’s rate-fixing decisions, to the Icelandic Maritime Administration. The decisions of the Icelandic Maritime Administration may be appealed to the Minister for Communications. As regards procedure of such matters, they shall be subject to provisions in administrative law.
 


Article 14
 
Violations.
 
Violations against this Regulation lead to fines except if a heavier punishment applies in accordance with other law. Court cases leading from violations against this Regulation shall be conducted in accordance with official court cases.
 


Article 15
 
Coming into Effect.
 
This Regulation, which is made in accordance with Article 4 of the Harbour Act no. 61/2003 and Article 17 of the Act no. 41/2003 on Maritime Traffic Se
rvice, is hereby ratified to come into effect without delay, and is published for all parties concerned to follow. At the same time a Harbour Regulation for the Port of Reykjavík no. 130/1986 will no longer be in force, as is also the case with a Regulation for the Port of Akranes no. 438/1988, and a Regulation for Grundartangi Port no. 214/1980, and a Regulation for the Port of Borgarnes no. 146/1975, all with their subsequent amendments.
 
At the Ministry of Communications, May 19 2009.
 
Kristján L. Möller.
 
Ragnhildur Hjaltadóttir.
 
 
 
B-series – Date of issue: September 24 2009
 
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State-of-the-art fish processing https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/state-of-the-art-fish-processing/ https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/state-of-the-art-fish-processing/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:49:26 +0000 http://www.faxafloahafnir.is/state-of-the-art-fish-processing/ 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 Reykjavík, while the AIP network also embraces the fishing and fish processing centre of Akranes.
 
Major companies operate fish processing plants all round the coast of Iceland including HB Grandi hf, Sæver hf, Sjóli hf and Toppfiskur.
 
At the cutting edge of this industry is HB Grandi, which has processing plants at Reykjavík, Akranes and Vopnafjörður in [??north-east??] Iceland.
 
HB Grandi is one of the largest fishing and fish processing companies in Iceland. It operates a modern fleet of about a dozen trawlers and purse-seiners. The company employs a total of 700 people including nearly 400 at sea.
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Express delivery of sea-frozen fish https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/express-delivery-of-sea-frozen-fish/ https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/express-delivery-of-sea-frozen-fish/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:49:26 +0000 http://www.faxafloahafnir.is/express-delivery-of-sea-frozen-fish/ Sea-frozen fish is a major business for Reykjavík. 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 service for both Icelandic and foreign-owned vessels.
 
Sea-frozen fish landed elsewhere in Iceland is sold in the local market and then exported by container from Reykjavík. This is a fast and efficient operation involving a well integrated network throughout Iceland.
 
The frozen fish is landed as close as possible to where it was caught, at one of the many small regional harbours. There is a first-class network of regular trucking services to Reykjavík.
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Fish auctions play vital role https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/fish-auctions-play-vital-role/ https://www.faxafloahafnir.is/en/fish-auctions-play-vital-role/#respond Thu, 12 Sep 2013 11:49:26 +0000 http://www.faxafloahafnir.is/fish-auctions-play-vital-role/ The AIP ports of Reykjavík and Akranes are home to two of Iceland’s biggest fish auctions, both owned by Fiskmarkaður Islands.

Reykjavík and Akranes have fish auctions every weekday at which the day’s catch is sold mainly to Icelandic companies for a variety of purposes.

The largest proportion of fresh fish is bought by Icelandic fish processing companies to produce frozen fillets for export.

Iceland has electronically linked auctions, with remote bidding by internet, allowing buyers to bid on-line across a whole network of auctions.

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