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We are a family-owned international shipping and forwarding company that specializes in shipping and logistics around and across the North Atlantic Ocean. Our focus is on the transit routes between North America, Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Island, and Northern Europe.

Our Vinland headquarters in Portland, Maine work closely with partners around the world to ensure goods reach their destination on time. We are proud to call TVG-Zimsen our partner. 

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The Economic Way

NACLine offers vast choices in sea freight to accommodate your needs, including destinations to and from every major port in North America and across the North Atlantic. Whether you have a full container load (FCL) or less than container load (LCL), out of gauge, or hazardous cargo — we will handle it and make sure it reaches destinations on time.


The Express Way

We know that many companies can face urgent shipping deadlines at times. NACLine understands that these situations require rapid responses and strategic planning in order for freight to arrive on time. Our air freight services include close working arrangements and a range of air freight carriers and agents located at many major airports worldwide.


The Storage Way

We provide warehousing, distribution, and cross-dock options as a strategic complement to our transportation and delivery services. NACLine can deploy customization solutions based on your unique needs and our warehousing can include strategically-located facilities and short- or long-term storage, with flexibility to meet market changes and to support seasonal fluctuations.

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NACLine offers weekly transatlantic services connecting Portland, Maine and Europe. 

This includes: full container loads (FCL) & Less than container loads (LCL), door-to-door services, project cargo, reefer and dry cargo, as well as pre- and on-carriage, warehousing & other additional services.

Our freight line in collaboration with Royal Arctic Line connects the US and Greenland. We've named the project"Leif the Lucky Bridge" (LLB) — a much welcome freight option to many contractors on both sides of the strait.


The LLB service includes both LCL and FCL services, as well as bulk and oversized cargo. Regular ports of call in Greenland are Nuuk, Sisimiut, and Aasiaat. From there, we offer 50+ different locations by feeder vessels.

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North Atlantic Cargo Line accommodates your needs by transporting many goods overseas, both direct and through our partners: 


  • Cars

    • ​We can pick up any vehicles from North America and ship them domestic or overseas. 

  • Household goods

    • Let us help you with an overseas move by shipping your home goods. 

  • Plus other vehicles such as snowmobiles, motorcycles, ATV´s; boats, yachts, jet skis, other watercraft; grader trucks, excavators, dumping trucks, fork lifts, tower cranes, bull dozers, and more. Get in touch with us with your inquiries! 


Our Icelandic family is based in Portland, Maine and deeply involved with fulfillment, shipping, and logistics. Together, we bring in 30+ years of experience in international transport to our work.


Ólafur Matthiason 

Founder & CEO

Ólafur (or Óli) has worked in international transport for over thirty years. His first acquaintance with transport began in 1969 when he worked as a sailor at Eimskip. In 1986, he started working for Skipaafgreiðsla Jes Zimsen (today TVG Zimsen), and thus began an uninterrupted transport career. He has held positions at Samskip in both Reykjavik, Iceland and Norfolk, Virginia.

Contact Óli:

(866) 991-5841 ext. 101

+1 (757) 913-1162


Alexander Ólafsson 
Operations Manager

Alexander has extensive knowledge and experience from the transport sector, where he has worked for the past 14 years. Before joining Ísafold, he worked for Samskip, Masterpiece International, Einstök, CFR Rinkens.

Contact Alexander:
(866) 991-5841 ext. 102
+1 (757) 913-1173


Begga Hreinsdóttir

Begga manages finances at North Atlantic Cargo Line. Before moving to the United States in 2007, she worked for Air Atlanta Icelandic in the finance department. In the United States, she has held accounting and finance positions at Samskip and BMK Ventures in Virginia Beach. Begga also manages finances at Ísafold.

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Hlíf Ólafsdóttir 

Operations Specialist

Hlíf joined North Atlantic Cargo Line in 2020. As Operations Specialist, she focuses on operations and logistics and manages all inbound and outbound cargo moving throughout the United States. Hlíf graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a degree in business and is based in New York City.

Contact Hlíf:

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Office hours: 

Mon – Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM  

Sat – Sun: Closed

Office address:

45 Center Street

Scarborough, Maine 04074

Landscape photos are courtesy of Eyjolfur Thoroddsen.

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