Aquatrans taking over all Mowi Canada West warehousing and logistics

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Restructuring taking place after 30 per-cent loss to operations. First round of redundancies has taken place.

Campbell River Mirror reports that Mowi Canada West is making major changes after the cancellation of fish farms in the Discovery Islands.

Mowi human resource director Dean Dobrinsky told the publication that: “We are undertaking a full look and full restructuring of our business to allow us to focus on cost-effectiveness, operational excellence, and focus on our core business, which is growing salmon.”

PHOTO: Aquatrans BC

Dobrinsky said that “looking at our warehouse and logistics, which were designed to support a much larger company”.

Mowi Canada West’s logistics partner Aquatrans will take on the management of all current warehouse locations and logistics (Middle Point, Englewood, Omega Dock, Coal Harbour) and management of all land freight in North America as of May 4th.

Established in 1987, with an emphasis in seafood transport, Aquatrans is a full-service provider of freight hauling with a fleet of 130 trailers, 40 trucks and 64 employees. The salmon farming sector accounts for about 60 per-cent of the company’s business.

Eight Mowi salmon farm employees were also made redundant in the restructuring.