Shipping to Iceland

Ocean Freight to Iceland

At DFreight, we provide a wide range of business sea freight services for a variety of commodities, including foods, fruits, electronicscosmetics, and furniture; offering transparent, effective, and reliable door-to-door cargo to Iceland from the UAE and vice versa. You can conduct business without being concerned about the challenges of shipping from the UAE to Iceland using our all-in-one digital freight solutions.

Our digital freight forwarding platform provides real-time monitoring of shipments, ensuring that you have complete visibility and control over your cargo. We offer end-to-end services tailored to your unique requirements, making shipping to and from Iceland a hassle-free experience. We help you ship business cargo to various cities in Iceland, including Reykjavik, Akureyri, Húsavik, etc. in the easiest, fastest, and safest way possible.

You can rely on DFreight to assist you with all of your international cargo shipping to Iceland thanks to our FCL and LCL shipment ocean freight cargo services. With the help of our digital freight platform, you may submit your inquiry right away and receive the best competitive prices for shipping your cargo to Iceland.

Major Sea Ports in Iceland
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Port of Reykjavik

Reykjavik, Iceland’s main port, is situated on the country’s southwest coast. It specializes in all types of cargo and provides customers with a wide range of nautical support services. Given its location and amenities, it is also the most well-liked cruise port. Fish, fertilizers, oil, and general cargo are all exported from the port, while cement, building supplies, packaged goods, and grains are all imported.

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Port of Akranes

About ten nautical miles from Reykjavik, Akranes is a well-known commercial hub and fishing port located at the western extremity of a grassland belt encompassing the Mountains of Akorafjall. It handles passengers, cement goods, fish, fish meals, and fish oils.

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Port of Grundartangi

Port of Grundartangi, which has two berths and a rectangular landfill, is located on the northern sides of Ford Hvalfjordur in Faxafloi Bay, north of Reykavik on the southwest coast of Iceland. It provides service to a ferrosilicon plant and an aluminum smelting facility. Aluminum and ferrosilicon are hence important exports, while bulk goods are typically imported for these factories.

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Top Iceland Exports and Imports

The top exports of Iceland are Raw Aluminum, Fish Fillets, Non-fillet Fresh Fish, Non-fillet Frozen Fish, and Fish: dried, salted, smoked or in brine, exporting mostly to Netherlands, Spain, Germany, United Kingdom, and United States.

The top imports of Iceland are Aluminum Oxide, Cars, Carbon-based Electronics, Refined Petroleum, and Packaged Medicaments, importing mostly from Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, and China.

Market Update 2023

According to OEC, in 2021 Iceland was the number 113 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 120 in total imports.

Iceland exported US$3.84 Million during 2021 to the United Arab Emirates and imported US$1.8 Million during 2021 from the UAE, according to the Trading Economics database.

The IcelandUAE freight market is projected to grow significantly by 2023. The UAE is increasingly becoming more attractive to European exporters due to its proximity to the European markets, and Iceland is becoming a major exporter to the UAE thanks to its vast resources of fish, aluminum and renewable energy. The Icelandic government has invested heavily in improving the transportation infrastructure in the country, and with the help of Icelandair Cargo, companies are able to transit goods quickly between both countries. Trade ties between the two countries are expected to strengthen further in the coming years and this is expected to bring in an influx of freight moving between Iceland and the UAE.

Banned Products

Importing banned products to Iceland is illegal and can be severely penalized. Possible banned products include any product that does not meet safety and health standards, such as food and drugs, as well as weapons and explosives. Importing any goods without authorization from the Icelandic government is often prohibited. Additionally, any goods related to drugs or certain whitelabeled items like cigarettes, liquor, and any items made from protected animals or plants are typically prohibited.

Documents & Customs Clearance

One thing to take into account when exporting cargo internationally is customs clearance. You must be aware of the customs clearance regulations of the destination countries when shipping cargo from Iceland.

The following documentation must be given to local customs for international shipments by the supplier, consignee, or intermediary:

A commercial invoice
A packing list
A bill of lading
A certificate of origin

Rules & Regulations

Importing goods into Iceland is subject to strict regulations and rules set by the Icelandic government. The main point is that goods must all be brought in with a valid import license from the Icelandic Directorate of Customs. Any items entering the country must meet the Icelandic health and safety regulations and must also be labeled appropriately in the Icelandic language. Additionally, all taxes and duties must be paid before the goods can enter the country.

End-to-End Supply Chain Management

Digital freight forwarding platforms provide air freight services that allow businesses to move their products and materials quickly and efficiently. These platforms offer a variety of services that can be customized to meet the specific needs of each business, and they provide a secure and efficient way to ship items.

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You know exactly what you’re paying for when you use our digital air freight platform. There’s no hidden fees or surcharges – just honest, transparent pricing.

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You can handle all your air freight shipments online from any device, which will reduce the amount of time needed for paperwork.

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Keep track of all your bookings in one place and get notified of any changes in shipment status.Digital freight forwarding can help streamline your communication and make it hassle-free. It can also help you streamline your documentation.

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