Wharf Trading International Ltd (Trading as wharfseafood.co.uk) is a UK based importer and distributor of Ecuadorian Vannamei Prawns. Our company was established in 2015 and started trading in 2016. We are based in Billingsgate Fishmarket in London. Additionally we have one full time employee based in Madrid, Spain and two in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
With an Ecuadorian founder, the company started in 2015/16 by selling bespoke orders of full 40ft containers to traders in Billingsgate Market. As the company grew, we started keeping inventory in London and we opened up a distribution channel to fishmongers, food processing companies and wholesalers in the UK.
In 2019, we established a two employee team in Guayaquil Ecuador, with the purpose of optimising our buying processes. The role of our Ecuadorian team is to scout the market for farmers with good quality. Additionally, they are responsible for conducting quality control on every batch of prawns we buy.