Skretting charters vessel to streamline Australian and New Zealand delivery services

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Nutreco’s aquaculture division Skretting has announced the charter of the vessel “Eigsvaag Omega”, for the purposes of streamlining the delivery services to the Australian and New Zealand Aquaculture industries.

This is a continuation of Skretting’s long-term commitment to both the Australian and New Zealand aquaculture industries.

The “Eidsvaag Omega” has been in voyage from Norway since mid-April and arrived in Hobart last week. The vessel, managed by Australian shipbuilder and operator Southern Ocean Solutions, will directly connect Skretting Australia’s Tasmanian extrusion facilities, with their clientele in regional North Queensland and New Zealand. The vessel will streamline delivery services for Skretting Australia’s clients, transporting aquafeed directly to ports across New Zealand and Queensland.

Embarking for the first time tomorrow, the vessel will transport value created in regional Tasmania directly to remote Australian and New Zealand communities. This direct service will support the sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry, through efficiency and stability, by ensuring the safe and economically secure transport of aquafeed.

The charter of this vessel is the next step in Skretting Australia’s commitment to the greater Australian and New Zealand Aquaculture industries. In the last year Skretting Australia has expanded manufacturing capacity with the acquisition of the Westbury extrusion mill, supported further by the opening of administration offices located in Proserpine in far North Queensland, and Invercargill in Southern New Zealand. These offices host industry experts in aquafeed services, which enables Skretting Australia to directly collaborate with clients to provide local value adding services.

Sailing under the flag of the Marhsall Islands, the “Eidsvaag Omega” was built in 2017, with a carrying capacity of 3,264 tonnes, a length of 92.2 metres and a width of 14 metres.