Marine Harvest ASA is one of the largest seafood companies in the world, and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon. The company employs 12,454 people and is represented in 24 countries. In 2015 the company had a turnover of NOK 28 billion. Marine Harvest is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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The challenge
Predictability and speed are key when it comes to fresh fish. The fresh fish has to be delivered “just in time” at the destination, with a minimum of stops along the way. Marine Harvest was in need of fast, secure customs handling into the EU, regardless of border crossing and country. The future partner should be highly skilled with long experience in customs and VAT legislation.

The KGH solution
First of all, KGH takes charge of all Marine Harvest’s customs clearances from Norway into the EU, regardless of transporter and border crossing. Secondly, KGH assists Marine Harvest in all export and transit assignments. Furthermore, KGH has helped Marine Harvest in solving complex VAT issues when selling goods in the European market, and translating and adapting changes in customs legislation into the best possible solutions for them.

As a next step to ensure efficient and compliant customs management, KGH is currently conducting a pre-study to identify future needs and requirements on business processes and systems, including a road map for how to get there.

The result
The KGH solution resulted in simplified customs clearance, improved supply chain as well as a minimum of unnecessary problems and stops. This has also decreased the cost involved in customs handling and transport.



About Marine Harvest ASA

  • Service/solutionExport / Transit / VAT/ Consultancy
  • IndustryFish
“Marine Harvest Markets Norway uses KGH as the main supplier of solutions in EU customs clearance. We also use KGH as a consultant in our export and transit assignments. Availability, price, quality and service are the main arguments for us to choose KGH as a long-term partner.

KGH offer customs solutions at all the important borders that Marine Harvest crosses today into the EU. KGH takes care of all important customs issues and is very professional in its dialogue with customs authorities. Our cooperation with KGH has been especially fruitful in issues such as “minimum price” on fish as well as all other changes in the legislation.”

Ivar Raugstad, Logistics Manager at Marine Harvest Markets Norway ASA

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