Western Group acquires Tidal Transport & Trading Ltd., Tymac Launch Services Ltd. and West Coast Agencies Ltd.

Effective June 14, 2024, Western Group Holdings Ltd. has assumed 100% control of Tidal Transport & Trading Ltd., Tymac Launch Services Ltd., and West Coast Agencies Ltd. from joint venture partner Ron Brinkhurst. Ron will retain Tidal Coast Terminals in Prince Rupert. Western will also retain Tidal’s minority share in Gat Leedm Logistics, a joint venture with the Metlakatla and Lax Kwalaams Nations in Prince Rupert.

“This strategic move reflects our commitment to strengthening our operations and enhancing service delivery across key locations in BC,” said Dave Lucas, President of Western Group. “We extend our deepest gratitude to Ron for his invaluable partnership and his vision in originally establishing or acquiring these businesses and building them to what they are today. We look forward to building on the strong foundations and reputation of Tidal, Tymac and West Coast Agencies. “

Tidal Transport, Tymac Launch and West Coast Agencies have been serving the coastal marine industry for many years and Ron built much of the business and its great customer base from the ground up. “It has been a privilege to partner with Western Group over the years, and I am confident that they will continue to build on the success we have achieved together,” said Ron, President of Tidal Transport. “I look forward to seeing these companies thrive under Western’s dedicated leadership and am excited for the future of these ventures.”

As Western Group moves forward with full ownership, our focus will continue to be delivering exceptional service and maintaining the highest standards of operational excellence. We are committed to ensuring a seamless transition for our clients and employees and are excited about the opportunities ahead.