Meat transport

Efficient solutions for the transport of hanging meat, frozen meat and poultry


Optimised logistics for fresh, frozen and hanging meat transport

Meat logistics represents a challenge for all the parties involved in the supply chain, as it must ensure that all products arrive at their final destination safe and in excellent condition.

We offer meat transportation services including hanging meat transport and frozen meat transport. Our vehicles are specially designed to keep your cold chain products secure and at the optimal temperature.

When shipping fresh meat, temperature control is critical. Our company offers meat transport in the UK, and across Europe, whether you need to ship your goods locally or across country borders.

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Transporting meat products safely

When it comes to meat transport, timing is everything. Fresh meat, for example, has a limited transportation time compared to frozen and processed meat products that can last a year before getting spoiled.

Our goal at DFDS is to transport meat products as quickly as possible so that they reach their destination in perfect condition. You can also use our refrigerated transport services if you need to transport hanging meat. All of our trucks are equipped with hanging rail systems capable of holding large carcasses of:

  • Pork

  • Beef

  • Lamb

  • Mutton

  • Veal

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Efficient cold storage facilities for meat products

With so many cold storage facilities spread throughout the EU and UK, DFDS has the capability of handling all types of meat products. Our personnel knows everything about the meat industry and can make the best use of materials, equipment and facilities.

Meat products are temperature sensitive and can get spoiled if they’re not kept at the proper temperature. We will make sure that your products are kept at the right temperature throughout the entire cold chain logistics process.

We offer dual temperature storage for both long and short-term storage, therefore you will benefit from economic and operational efficiencies for your meat products.

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Fast, flexible and sustainable meat packaging

At DFDS we offer our clients sustainable meat packaging. Using the right type of packaging enables us to deliver your goods in a safe, contamination-free delivery. Meat products are very sensitive to temperature changes and they need to be packaged properly. We have packaging solutions for all types of meat. From raw meat to processed meat products including farmed, organic and wild meat and poultry. Based on the type of product that needs to be packed and shipped we use:

  • Recycled boxes

  • Freezer blocks

  • Vacuum packing

  • Cardboard boxes

  • Bulk containers

  • Hanging rail systems (Veal, Beef, Pork)

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FAQs about meat transport

Frozen products, such as frozen meat, poultry and veal, must be transported at temperatures of -20°C or lower. This prevents spoilage while preserving the flavour and freshness of the food.

Fresh meat is often transported in refrigerated vehicles from slaughterhouses straight to retailers and supermarkets.

We transport different types of meat products in the UK and throughout Europe. The ones we transport frequently are veal, beef, pork, poultry, lamb and sheep.