Icelandic lamb is shipped to the nearest port in North America and Europe. Transportation from Iceland takes approximately 4 to 5 days. Air transport is also an option. Packaging differs according to the needs of purchasers and the meat can be vacuum-packed, gas-packed, plastic film packed and bulk packed. All carcasses are packaged in plastic and stockinette bags and are loaded into containers by hand.
Handling and storage
Animals slaughtered today are processed, sold, or frozen tomorrow. Meat delivered fresh to the market is stored in refrigerators at a temperature of -1°C. Frozen lamb is sent for rapid freezing at -30°C and is then stored in freezers at a temperature of -24°C.
Icelandic meat exporters do their utmost to find out most convenient transport each time in cooperation with costumers.
Eimskip offers export of dry, fresh and frozen products from Iceland, taking care of full container and less than container loads. Eimskip also offers total solutions in air freight from Iceland. Website: www.eimskip.is
Samskip is one of the major logistic companies in the field of reefer container transport, and offers a complete range of service. Website: www.samskip.is