The new webpage opened Changes in Samherji´s EU Fleet Operations Samherji Ísland receives equal pay certification A festive day in

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The new webpage opened


At the opening of the Brussels Seafood Show this morning Ice Fresh Seafood opened the new web page This web page is first and foremost an introduction to Samherji´s world of Seafood.

Samherji_Brussel_2019Samherji exibits at the Brussels Seafood show as in previous years. The Samherji stand has been buzzing on this first day of the exhibition where guests are welcomed by the staff of Samherji and Ice Fresh Seafood.


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Changes in Samherji´s EU Fleet Operations


- Óskar Aevarsson has decided to step down as Fleet Manager of Samherji´s EU Fleet operations.


Óskar Aevarsson has cooperated with the Samherji cousins Thorsteinn Már and Kristján for over 30 years. They first met in Slippurinn in Njardvik and in May 1989 Óskar started working for Samherji as Chief Engineer on board Hjalteyrin EA310. He worked as Chief Engineer on board various Samherji vessels until 1997 when he started working in Grindavik. Óskar took charge over the operations of the company Fiskimjöl & Lysi in Grindavík, which was then owned by Samherji but later, and while Óskar was in charge of the operations, merged with Samherji. In 2006 Óskar moved with his family to Cuxhaven in Germany, where he became Manager of Samherji´s EU fleet operations. For the past 14 years Óskar has been manning the bridge and has supervised the building of new vessels at the same time as he has, day and night, been watching over the operations of Samherji's EU vessels.

"These years have been very good, and it has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to ......

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Samherji Ísland receives equal pay certification

Equal_pay_2019-22Samherji Ísland ehf. has received an equal pay certification confirming that the company meets the requirements of the Equal Pay Standard ÍST: 85 2012 and the requirements of Act no. 10/2008 on equal status and equal rights for women and men.

BSI á Íslandi ehf., an accredited certification service provider, assessed the company's equal pay scheme in December and January. The certification confirms that Samherji's management system functions as intended, that the system ensures that payroll procedures and decisions are based on objective considerations and exclude gender-based discrimination.

Equal_pay_2019-22"We are very pleased to have received the certification confirming that we are paying employees in comparable jobs equal pay, regardless of gender. Now, we are preparing and will be implementing the system in other companies in the Samherji Group,” says Anna María Kristinsdóttir, Personnel Manager of Samherji.

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A festive day in Cuxhaven

A name giving Ceremony of the two magnificent new freezer trawlers Cuxhaven NC 100 and Berlin NC 105


From the Naming Ceremony last Friday. On the picture from left:. Dr. Ulrich Getsch Mayor of Cuxhaven, Haraldur Grétarsson Director of DFFU and his wife Harpa Ágústsdóttir, Kai-Uwe Bielefeld Covernor Cuxhaven County and Ståle Rasmussen CEO of Kleven/Mycklebust Shipyard.


Last Friday was a big day in the history of Samherji and Deutsche Fischfang Union (DFFU) when the two new vessels were formally given a name at a ceremony in Cuxhaven, Germany. The event was even more remarkable since DFFU's last new build came to Cuxhaven in 1990. Harpa Ágústsdóttir wife of Haraldur Grétarsson, DFFU's Managing Director, named Cuxhaven NC 100 in a formal and traditional way. Then Annegret Aeikens wife of Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, named Berlin NC 105. In relation to special event DFFU hosted a reception for it´s customers, officials, suppliers, employees and other well-wishers of the company. A total of 400 guests from 17 countries attended. Haraldur Grétarsson, Dr. Ulrich Getsch, Mayor of Cuxhaven and Dr. Hermann Onko Aikens, addressed the guests.

On this occasion, DFFU donated nine ship models to the Windstärke 10 Maritime Museum in Cuxhaven. The models are made after some of the company´s vessels and show the evolution of German fishing industry in the last century, but the oldest model is from 1921. This gift was well received by the museum's management, as the history of the fishing industry in Germany and Cuxhaven city coincide. Cuxhaven was one of Germany's largest fishing ports in the last century, in which many Icelanders landed their catch from the North Sea.

On Saturday the people of Cuxhaven were invited on board to explore the vessels. It was particularly pleasing that around three thousand people used the opportunity.

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Berlin NC 105 starts fishing

Berlin NC 105 the new freezer trawler of Deutsche Fischfang Union, DFFU, subsidiary of Samherji in Germany, was delivered last week. The ship was built by Myklebust ship yard in Norway and is a sister ship of Cuxhaven NC100, which was delivered last summer. (see news item here)
The ships were designed by Rolls Royce, who also produced the main engines. They are 81 meters long and 16 meters wide. The ships are very advanced in terms of equipment, processing and crew facilities. The ship's factory deck was designed and constructed by Slippurinn in Akureyri and Optimar in Norway. Fish processing machines are from, among others, Vélfag in Ólafsfjörður and Marel. The refrigeration system is from Kaelismidjan Frost in Akureyri and the fishmeal factory was manufactured by Héðinn hf. 
Captains of Berlin NC are Sigurður Óli Kristjánsson and Sigurður Hörður Kristjánsson and chief engineers are Kristófer Kristjánsson and Sigurpáll Hjörvar Árnason. The crew can reach up to 35 people. Berlin NC commenced fishing in the Barents Sea last week, shortly following delivery.
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