Chilean seafood giant Pesquera Camanchaca plans to use its new office in the northern Spanish port city of Vigo to launch an expansion drive in European markets.

Starting with major markets in Spain and Portugal, Camanchaca plans to capitalize on Vigo's position as a major seafood processing and logistics hub in the region.

Over the past two years, the global COVID-19 pandemic and the associated container shipping crisis have made the need for a European headquarters more pressing, Vigo native Tom Ruiz, the company's EU and EuroAsian Economic Union sales director, told IntraFish.