Shipbroker BP Shipping has been busy this year, both in Iceland and overseas, and Björgvin Ólafsson said that they have been sold several vessels from Iceland this year as the arrival of a number of newbuildings means older vessels are leaving the fleet.
Krill catching and processor vessel Juvel has been delivered in Skagen to its new owners, Norwegian company Aker BioMarine Antarctic.
Icelandic fishing company Eskja, based at Eskifjörður in eastern Iceland, has agreed to buy a pelagic vessel from Shetland to replace one of its older vessels.
Icelandic fishing company Eskja has sold its pelagic factory vessel to new owners in Greenland as part of its restructuring towards shore-based processing.
Westmann Islands fishing company Vinnslustöðin has sold one of its vessels to owners in Vladivostok.
Chinese fishing company Pingtan Marine Enterprise has expanded its fleet with the acquisition of one reefer and four squid jigging vessels from Fuzhou Honglong Ocean Fishery Co with an investment of approximately RMB 265.3 million (or USD 38.5 million).
Faroese fishing company JFK has sold one pelagic vessel and a second one is for sale, after investing in the purchase of one of the largest Shetland pelagic vessels.
The Langer family in Thyborøn has sold its industrial trawler to a Swedish/German company, and is replacing it with an Irish pelagic vessel built in Denmark.
HB Grandi has sold pelagic vessel Lundey to Norwegian company Partrediet Karolös ANS, based in Bekkjarvik.
One of the UK-flagged pelagic vessels operated by Dutch fishing company Vrolijk is switching from the UK to the French flag.