About Samskip

Together we make things happen

Samskip is an international transportation company which offers transportation and related services by land, sea and air, focusing on cost efficient and sustainability.

With an annual turnover of over EUR 677 million, Samskip is now one of the larger European transport companies, with offices in 26 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, employing approximately 1,700 people around the world.

Samskip´s headquarter is in the Netherlands but it was originally founded in Iceland in 1990. Since then, Samskip has produced consistent organic growth complemented by strategic acquisitions.

Samskip’s transportation and logistics activities focus mainly on the following sectors: European multimodal transport, North Atlantic integrated logistics, worldwide temperature controlled & ambient cargo forwarding and logistics, and finally European breakbulk and project cargo movements.

The workplace

The atmosphere at Samskip is dynamic and vibrant. At Samskip in Iceland, 500 employees are working in various and diverse jobs.

The emphasis is on positive communication and respect for each others work. Work environment is also considered important and we strive to keep it at the highest standard. Employees are encourage to sustain and increase their knowledge and skills with systematic feedback, education and job development.

Facts & figures

  • 850000 Transported container units (TEUs) a year
  • 677 million Total turnover in 2018
  • 80+ Rail departures per week
  • 50+ Shortsea departures per week
  • 30+ Barge departures per week
  • 140000 m2 rail terminal
  • 16000 Containers
  • 750 Mega trailers
  • 300 Trucks
  • 15 Container vessels
  • 5 Reefer vessels
  • 1700 Employees around the world

Samskip & society

Samskip takes social responsibility seriously and demonstrates it through active participation in the community. Transport companies are one of the pillars of society and play a significant role.

Many aspects related to corporate social responsibility (CSR), such as environmental issues, occupational safety and security, energy issues, human resources and sustainability are of interest to us at Samskip.