KAM Transport is working with New Zealand King Salmon to provide innovative new tankers for optimal transportation of harvested salmon direct from Marlborough salmon farms to its Nelson processing plant.
With its head office in Wellington, KAM Transport was looking to expand into the South Island. Providing New Zealand King Salmon with a great solution to seamless transportation that provides an optimal ‘chill curve’ for salmon saw them win the contract.
Bill Bamber, KAM Transport’s Commercial Manager, says the company has invested a lot in Picton and is focused on growing business in the area. “Aquaculture is a growing industry and is a great business for us to be getting involved in. We want to make it work for everyone.”
The purchase of a Beluga ice slurry plant from Ice Solutions Limited Gisborne, installed by Blenheim’s Cuddon Engineering, has enabled KAM to produce a constant supply of ice slurry.
The tankers will be barged out to the New Zealand King Salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds where the harvested fish are loaded directly into the ice slurry. Once back in Picton, more ice slurry is added before they are driven to the Nelson processing plant.
New Zealand King Salmon’s CEO, Grant Rosewarne, is excited about the possibilities that KAM Transport’s tankers offer to the business. “Not only will they improve the quality of the salmon