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SHIPPING
MEAT

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Experts in end-to-end meat transportation.

Count on us for your Frozen or Chilled Shipments

Whether it’s pork or poultry, transporting frozen and chilled meats requires care, precision, and speed. With MSC you can count on one of the world’s largest and newest state-of-the-art reefer fleets to ensure that the specific needs of your cargo are met. Our team of highly qualified experts in fresh and frozen cargo handling, combined with our global coverage and intermodal solutions, allow us to ensure end-to-end transportation solutions and uninterrupted cargo operations for your meat shipment.

Our services also follow industry best practices and are stringently regulated by numerous policies set out by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. This is to ensure the safety and quality of all international food trade, especially during imports and exports. 


Our expertise is rock solid.

  • Continuous investments in greener technologies 

  • Cutting-edge
    reefer technology

  • Global coverage

Did you know?

We offer multi-temperature storage for frozen, chilled, ambient or humidity-controlled cargo.

Experts in Cold Chain Logistics

As a perishable commodity, our dedicated team of 1,000+ reefer experts understands that your meat cargo requires the utmost care during shipping to ensure it arrives in perfect condition. No matter where in the world your shipment is heading, at MSC we offer the very best support for our customers.

From pre-trip inspections to preparing containers to food-grade specifications and facilitating production planning, our team will be on hand to ensure your supply chain operations are as smooth as possible.

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Seamless Connections

Part of choosing the best shipping services for your needs means working with a company that can offer you fast, safe, and cost-effective deliveries anywhere in the world. Not only do we use the latest reefer technology to ensure that meat products remain in optimal condition, but our intermodal transport solutions combine our ocean services with our road, rail, and barge network to guarantee a seamless journey for your meat cargo.

From the farm or factory to the final destination, MSC can offer you the dedicated support you need.

Focused on Sustainability

By combining our energy-efficient fleet with our extensive inland network, MSC’s transportation solutions can help to reduce your supply chain’s carbon footprint. Our modern and reliable reefer containers also help to keep meat fresh for longer and minimise food waste.

Because you Need more than port-to-port Shipping

Looking for extra storage, inland transportation or support with customs paperwork? We've got you covered.

  • Intermodal transportation

  • Warehousing and Storage

  • MSC Cargo Insurance

FAQs About Shipping Meat Products

Why is temperature control important for meat shipping? 

In order to minimise the opportunity for the growth of spoilage or food poisoning organisms that could irreversibly damage your cargo, it’s crucial that the correct temperatures are maintained. Throughout shipping, meat and poultry products must be kept at the right temperatures in order to prevent the growth of bacteria.

At MSC we have dedicated cold storage solutions to ensure that the quality of your products is maintained throughout your supply chain. We also ensure full traceability so you can rest assured that your meat and poultry cargo is being stored safely, and to the highest standards.

Check with your local agent for availability.

What are the key steps to shipping meat internationally?

In the last 30 years, meat production has increased by around 110% due to a rise in consumer demand and developing economies. With an additional 8% growth predicted in the next 10 years, it’s more important than ever for transportation companies like MSC to facilitate fast supply chain operation and management. When it comes to shipping meat internationally, we follow several key steps, including:

  • Utilising cutting edge technology including our reefer fleets to ensure your meat cargo arrives at its final destination fresh and unspoiled.
  • Pre-trip inspections of our containers to confirm the correct functioning of the cooling unit and temperature control.
  • Use food-graded containers and effective insulation systems to protect your cargo.
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