Shipping containers stand stacked at the Eimskip facility on Commercial Street in Portland, Oct. 5, 2016. Credit: Troy R. Bennett

PORTLAND, Maine — The head of Icelandic shipping company Eimskip is leaving that job to lead the company’s North American division in Canada and the United States.

The company said Gylfi Sigfusson will move to the United States after stepping down from his current post at the end of the year. Andrew Haines will stay on as head of Eimskip USA.

Sigfusson ran the Eimskip’s American and Canadian operations before he was tapped to restructure the company after the 2008 global financial crisis.

The volume and value of shipments by container through the International Marine Terminal in Portland more than doubled since Eimskip moved its U.S. headquarters to the city in 2013. The company has other U.S. offices in New York, Boston and Norfolk, Virginia.