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    An Eimskip container vessel comes into the International Marine Terminal in Portland on Wednesday. The Icelandic shipping company has changed its routes to allow for more frequent container shipments between Europe and Portland.

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    Members of the crew ride in the bow, ready to throw out the bow lines as their Eimskip cargo ship comes into the International Marine Terminal in Portland on Wednesday.

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    Longshoremen pull the bow line from an Eimskip cargo ship onto a piling cap on the International Marine Terminal on Wednesday to secure the vessel. As shipping volumes increase in Portland, Eimskip plans to add ships rather than increase the size of its existing ships.

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    A Kalmar lifter arranges containers at Portland's International Marine Terminal off Commercial Street. Eimskip’s arrival in Portland in 2013 spurred the LePage administration to invest heavily in Maine’s only container terminal. Last spring, the state paid $7.2 million for 18 acres of waterfront land. It is now paying Shaw Brothers Construction of Gorham $8.6 million to expand the terminal west of the Casco Bay Bridge to connect it with a rail line.

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    A Kalmar lifter arranges containers Wednesday in the yard at Portland's International Marine Terminal. Eimskip specializes in moving products that need refrigeration.

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