We are currently marking another milestone in expedition preparation, which is packing a cargo to ship across the sea, so as to avoid higher costs and less convenient last minute packing next spring. Things are taking shape now!
As we do this, I have found out an interesting fact about the ship that will take our cargo on board – the “Malik Arctica”, taking our load from Aalborg to Tasiilaq. The Royal Arctic Line A/S operating this ship has ordered it from a Polish shipyard in Gdańsk! It was built for Atlantic routes and to visit harbours around Greenland, and it has left the docks on the 16th March 2017. Its reinforced hull is prepared for thick sea ice conditions and temperatures down to -35°C, so our cargo should be safe on board.
A video material about the ship can be found here: