We procure and purchase seafood inventories worldwide for you

About

Blu Arctic has been providing Procurement Services for seafood inventories for more than 10 years. Blu Arctic’s offices are in the United States and Canada. We have bought seafood from more than 40 countries. Our team has more than 80 years seafood and finance experience. Blu Arctic and its management is backed by private, institutional investors. As far as we know, we are the only Procurement Company fully dedicated to the seafood and fishing industry. Blu Arctic is a MSC Chain of Custody Certified Company.

Program structure

We team up with companies from the seafood industry and provide Inventory Procurement Services to them. Blu Arctic takes temporary ownership of the seafood during transport and storage worldwide. Our Program structures are tailored to our Procurement Partners’ needs, the supply chain and countries involved. Blu Arctic uses its own funds to make procurement purchases.

Transaction examples

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Program for an Eastern Asian seafood trading company to bridge their peak season inventory purchases.
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Program for integrated U.S. fishing and processing company to increase their inventory holding capacity.
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Program for multi-tiered, regional U.S. distribution company to increase their frozen fish selling capacity.
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Program for North American seafood processing and distribution company to increase their inventory storage capacities in China.
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Programs for various European distribution companies to increase their seafood offerings.
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Program for a Latin American seafood company to support exports to Europe and Asia
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Program to acquire seafood inventories aboard vessels and in warehouses for a Procurement Partner in context with a quota purchase.
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Program for North American shellfish purchases, helping our Procurement Partner to manage seasonal needs.
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Global Import Procurement Program for one of the largest North American seafood companies.
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Program for various U.S. distributors to support imports of fish and bait from Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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Programs for various seafood processors in a number of European countries to import a large variety of seafood from around the world.
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Program for a North American distributor to purchase and store live lobsters.
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Programs for a number of North American groundfish and shellfish processors to increase their inventory capacities.
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Program for a multi-national seafood company to optimize their export/customs procedures in various emerging markets.
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Programs for multiple Procurement Partners around the world to purchase stored seafood to improve cash flow
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Program for a Procurement Partner to import a protected species under a NOAA license.
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Program spanning the globe for a Procurement Partner to facilitate the purchase, transport, processing and re-export of shellfish.
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Program for a Procurement Partner to purchase Crab and export/deliver it to Asian and North American End Buyers.

How do our programs help you?

Our tailored, flexible solutions help processors, distributors, exporters and importers to manage the following challenges:
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Blu Arctic uses its own capital to facilitate purchases
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Bridge for seasonal peaks
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Support your growth
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Blu Arctic holds inventories in many parts of the world for you
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Procure seafood for you in an environment of long supply chains and continuously changing prices
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Help to manage your balance sheet
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Optimize issues around customs, supply chain complexity and warehousing
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Flexible, tailor-made structures and day-to day procedures

Seafood procurement is what we do day in, day out

The Blu Arctic team has been involved in the seafood world for a long time and understands the specific challenges of the industry.

The team

Thomas J. Leissl
Founder/CEO & COO
More than 30 years of trade finance, supply chain finance, leveraged finance and private equity experience. Has been in seafood Inventory Procurement since 2006.
Ólafur Thorsteinsson
Chief Marketing Officer and Seafood Expert
More than 20 years of international trade, banking and trade finance experience. He has spent most of his career in the seafood industry.
Susan O’Byrne
Finance Director
Twenty years of experience in finance and marketing. She has worked in consulting, consumer products and finance.
Sandy Kim
Procurement Manager
Over 15 years experience in marketing and operations, including export/import. Worked in consumer products and services companies.
Tomas Torres-Dowdall
Procurement Manager
Degree in Business and Accounting.
Fluent Spanish speaker.
Sue Kettig
Procurement Manager
Twenty years of experience in human resources and administration. She has worked in consulting, consumer products and financial services companies.

Contact us

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