2017 Year in Review

[vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” full_height=”yes” equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1514460371795{padding-top: 150px !important;padding-bottom: 150px !important;background: #eaeaea url(http://kenyamarinecenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/mahdis-mousavi-398631.jpg?id=3443) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1514378433763{border-top-width: 5px !important;border-right-width: 5px !important;border-bottom-width: 5px !important;border-left-width: 5px !important;background-color: #ffffff !important;border-left-color: #e8b717 !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #e8b717 !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #e8b717 !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-bottom-color: #e8b717 !important;border-bottom-style: solid !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”A Decade of Exporting Quality Tropical Marine Fish and Invertebrates” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center|color:%23e8b717″][vc_column_text]As we look onto the year ahead, we must reflect on the year that’s just about to wind up. 2017 was a year of awesomeness, we moved house, grew in size and fish capacity, solved a stack of support tickets, increased shipments, started new projects, made some upgrades and acquisitions and spend every minute of everyday speaking fish![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3448″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle”][vc_column_text]

We Moved House: We began our 2017 with moving houses. Kenya Marine Center shifted to a new 1 storey office building totaling 200sqm. The office building’s ground floor houses 8 staff + admin while the upper floor which totals 560m3 is storage for packing materials and other supplies.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3449″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle”][vc_column_text]

New Additions: 2017 also saw us purchase one vehicle used for local fish transport from the fishing ground to the acclimation center. This has since helped us increase supply capacity. We also got into our possession 30 new scuba diving sets and we’ll be looking to hire about 15 more scuba divers for fish supply in 2018.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3446″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_circle”][vc_column_text]

Upgrades: We’ve had our chillers replaced in preparation for our hottest season of the year which is from November through to march with average highs around 31/32 °C (88/90 °F), but with peaks of 36/37 °C (97/99 °F), and high humidity.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” css=”.vc_custom_1514454756736{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;background-color: #0dc19d !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_custom_heading text=”We could not be more proud of our Kenya Marine Center evolution; looking back to 2006 when it was all just a one man show to 2017 where we sit as Kenya’s leading exporter with over 80 contracted members of staff. We continue to be inspired by our growth and your support.” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” gap=”3″ full_height=”yes” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1514971935605{background-color: #27a369 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_custom_heading text=”We were Featured!!!” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Coral and Amazonas Magazine’s Senior Editor, Mike Tuccinardi took a trip down here to Kenya and gathered insight on the Marine aquarium industry in the country.

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Ornamental Fish International (OFI) Paid us a visit!!!” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Towards the end of the year,  the Secretary General Ornamental Fish International, Paul Bakuwel paid us a courtesy visit on 27th Dec. Ornamental Fish International (OFI) founded in 1980, is the peak international trade association representing the ornamental fish industry. OFI was founded by a group of ornamental fish industry people looking to improve standards within the industry and provide a ‘voice’ for the industry. One of the main aims that arose from the original meeting was a desire to improve industry standards which still remains a central part of the organization today.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″ css=”.vc_custom_1514383444771{background-color: #27a369 !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: contain !important;}”][vc_gallery type=”nivo” interval=”3″ images=”3475,3474,3473″ img_size=”full”][vc_gallery type=”nivo” interval=”3″ images=”3512,3513,3511″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content”][vc_column][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-user-plus” color=”white” background_style=”rounded” background_color=”orange” size=”xl” align=”center” css_animation=”appear”][vc_custom_heading text=”We are growing exponentially!” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23e89200″ google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_separator color=”orange” style=”shadow” border_width=”2″][vc_custom_heading text=”Kenya Marine Center has come a long way from being a one-man run show with a small team to having around 80 contracted staff members. Over a period of 10 years we have managed to establish a worldwide known company with an ever growing reputation of delivering quality, ornamental African marine fish. Looking back into the year 2006 when it all began, we had a setting of only 36 Aquariums in a rented go down, compared to the 90,000 L tank capacity we now run in a 4,000 sq/m ground. Furthermore all our systems are equipped with modern life maintenance systems that are redox controlled. We are indeed proud to say that we are one of the leading companies in Africa and a top supplier of African Marine fish and inverts.” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%230c6800″ google_fonts=”font_family:Philosopher%3Aregular%2Citalic%2C700%2C700italic|font_style:400%20italic%3A400%3Aitalic”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” equal_height=”yes” video_bg=”yes” video_bg_url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edCP4iUn-DY” video_bg_parallax=”content-moving” css=”.vc_custom_1514964479579{padding-top: 250px !important;padding-bottom: 35px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-users” color=”white” background_style=”rounded” background_color=”orange” size=”lg” align=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”Administration” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1514963065992{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][counter_box value=”10″ color=”#ffffff” unit=”%”][/counter_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-magic” color=”white” background_style=”rounded” background_color=”vista_blue” size=”lg” align=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”Fishing & Supplies” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1514962325972{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][counter_box value=”53″ unit=”%” color=”#ffffff”][/counter_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-eyedropper” color=”white” background_style=”rounded” background_color=”orange” size=”lg” align=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”Maintenance” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1514962396874{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][counter_box value=”6″ unit=”%” color=”#ffffff”][/counter_box][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_icon icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-plane” color=”white” background_style=”rounded” background_color=”vista_blue” size=”lg” align=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”Packaging” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][counter_box value=”31″ unit=”%” color=”#ffffff”][/counter_box][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”What we look forward to in 2018″ font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23e59304″ google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” gap=”35″ full_height=”yes” equal_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1514448555007{padding-top: 100px !important;padding-bottom: 100px !important;background: #eaeaea url(http://kenyamarinecenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/pexels-photo-472308.jpeg?id=3457) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1455714400431{background-color: #ffffff !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}”][vc_icon type=”typicons” icon_typicons=”typcn typcn-device-phone” color=”white” background_style=”rounded” background_color=”vista_blue” size=”lg” align=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”Freshwater Fish Export” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center|color:%23e8901e” google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Our new freshwater fish project is currently underway and we hope to be processing a large number of fresh water fish in the coming year. Currently we are processing at least 1-3 shipments a month.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1455714406281{background-color: #ffffff !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}”][vc_icon type=”typicons” icon_typicons=”typcn typcn-pen” color=”white” background_style=”rounded” background_color=”orange” size=”lg” align=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”“Working towards being the largest exporter of salt and freshwater African fish.“” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center|color:%233ead26″ google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1455714413009{background-color: #ffffff !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}”][vc_icon type=”typicons” icon_typicons=”typcn typcn-flow-parallel” color=”white” background_style=”rounded” background_color=”sandy_brown” size=”lg” align=”center”][vc_custom_heading text=”Expansion Underway” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:center|color:%23e09b11″ google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_column_text]

Plans are in motion to expand our fish system capacity. This year will see us put up two other fish houses with a system capacity of 90000ltrs. The new project will house holding tanks for Blennies, Anemones, Invertebrates and other Big Fish. Our mission this year is to secure a place as the largest fresh and saltwater exporter of African Fish.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” content_placement=”middle” css=”.vc_custom_1514979181141{background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.01) !important;*background-color: rgb(255,255,255) !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_custom_heading text=”Our 2017 wouldn’t have been remotely possible without you. THANKS!” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center|color:%23004d59″ google_fonts=”font_family:Merienda%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1514979261347{background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.01) !important;*background-color: rgb(255,255,255) !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3480″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”white”][vc_single_image image=”3478″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”white”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3479″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”white”][vc_single_image image=”3486″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_outline” border_color=”white”][/vc_column][/vc_row]