Business expansion
Norge; Vestlandet; Hordaland
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Water Transport
50.20 - Sea and coastal freight water transport

100 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
18 April 2018
Employment effect (start)
2 September 2018
Foreseen end date


The shipping company Hav Line in Bergen is employing 100 persons for a new salmon slaughtering boat. The boat, called 'Norwegian Gannet', will be the largest boat for slaughtering salmon in the world, according to the company, with a capacity for slaughtering 25 fish per minute. The boat will be in use from September this year.

The family Sekkingstad and Haugland group are behind the investments in the new boat. The boat is expected to reduce transport and logistics onshore related to salmon export, as slaughtering and packing will take place on the boat. Competitors in the Norwegian salmon market have expressed concerns about loss of jobs in Norway. According to the CEO, Arnesen, the fear of competition and loss of Norwegian jobs is exaggerated. The company will still create jobs in Norway and be more of a supplement to the Norwegian salmon export industry. 


  • 19 April 2018: Bergens Tidende
  • 18 April 2018: Sysla


Eurofound (2018), Hav Line, Business expansion in Norway, factsheet number 94459, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94459.