Posts Categorized: Press Releases

Seaspan Shipyards and the Government of Canada Celebrate the Launch of the First Large Vessel Designed and Built Under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy

North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) today celebrated the launch of the first large vessel to be designed and built under the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) – OFSV1, the first of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV). In 2011, the Government of Canada competitively selected Seaspan to be its Non-Combat Shipbuilder… Read more »

Media Advisory: Seaspan Shipyards and the Government of Canada to Celebrate the Launch of the First Vessel to be Designed and Built Under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy

For Immediate Release – December 6, 2017 North Vancouver, B.C. – Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards invites media to the launch ceremony of the first large vessel to be designed and built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The event will include remarks and… Read more »

Seaspan Announces $1M Investment to University of Victoria for Hybrid Electric Technology Research

Vancouver, BC – The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation (the “Foundation”), in conjunction with Seaspan, announced today a $1 million investment to the University of Victoria (UVic) to support innovative teaching and research for cleaner and more environmentally friendly transportation solutions. As a result of the grant, additional government and industry funding will be secured to… Read more »

More Than 3300 People Attend Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Open House

Seaspan unveils the first large vessel to be designed and built in Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy North Vancouver, B.C. – More than 3300 British Columbians flocked to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards today to attend an Open House hosted by Canada’s Non-Combat Shipbuilder. During the event, attendees received an up-close look at the most modern… Read more »

81 Companies Attend Seaspan’s Third Annual Atlantic Canada Industry Day

Firms Learn How to Participate on Seaspan’s NSS Projects For Immediate Release – September 5, 2017 Halifax, NS – 104 people representing 81 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ third annual Atlantic Canada Industry Day in Halifax today. During the session, attendees received an update on Seaspan Shipyards’ progress on its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) Non-Combat package… Read more »

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Appoints Jim Corr Vice President – Planning, Estimating & Production Control

For Immediate Release – July 14, 2017 Vancouver, BC — Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) today announced the appointment of Jim Corr as Vice President – Planning, Estimating & Production Control. Jim joined VSY in January 2017 as a consultant, and in June 2017 was promoted to Vice President, Planning, Estimating & Production Control. In this role,… Read more »

Seaspan ULC Appoints Brent Hale as Chief Administrative Officer

For Immediate Release – June 19, 2017 Vancouver, BC — Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) today announced the appointment of Brent Hale as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Brent joined Seaspan in June 2015 as Vice President – Human Resources (HR). In this capacity Brent led the strategic reorganization of HR at Seaspan – successfully implementing new HR… Read more »

Seaspan Ferries Celebrates Official Grand Opening of New Duke Point Terminal

For Immediate Release – June 12, 2017 Nanaimo, BC – Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) hosted an official ceremony in Nanaimo, BC today to mark the grand opening of its new Duke Point Terminal. The 18 acre, multi-berth facility, which took approximately 19 months to build, consolidates operations from the previous downtown-located operation and the old… Read more »

Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock Completes Innovative Installation of Ballast Water Treatment System

North Vancouver, B.C. – Following five extensive weeks of repair and installation activities, Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock (VDC) is pleased to announce its refit activities on Louis Dreyfus’ Ile de Batz Special Purpose/Cable Layer vessel were completed on-schedule. Arriving on April 21 and departing VDC on May 25, 2017, the Paris, France-based vessel underwent a wide… Read more »

More Than 50 Companies Attend Seaspan’s Ottawa Industry Day

Firms Learn How to Participate on Seaspan’s NSS Projects Ottawa, ON – More than 50 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ Industry Day hosted in Ottawa today. Attendees received an update on Seaspan’s progress on its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) Non-Combat package of vessels and associated supply chain opportunities. “Today’s Industry Day in Ottawa is a strong… Read more »

Seaspan Ferries Celebrates Double Commissioning of New Liquefied Natural Gas Fuelled Vessels

For Immediate Release – April 9, 2017 Delta, BC – Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) officially welcomed two new, state-of-the-art dual-fuelled/hybrid (liquefied natural gas, diesel and battery) vessels to its fleet today during a double commissioning ceremony held at SFC’s Tilbury Terminal. The Seaspan Swift and Seaspan Reliant, the first eco-ferries of their kind in North… Read more »

Novarc Technologies Secures $1M in Seed Funding

News Release – Novarc Technologies Financing Annnouncement – March 31 Immediate Release – March 31, 2017 VANCOUVER, BC – Novarc Technologies announced today it has secured a $1 million investment, led by Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) with participation from BDC Capital. Novarc are builders of advanced, collaborative robotic systems that allow pipe welding to be done… Read more »

Seaspan ULC Appoints Five Senior Leaders

170303 NEWS RELEASE – Seaspan ULC Appoints Senior Leaders For immediate release – March 3, 2017 Vancouver, BC — Seaspan is pleased to announce the following new senior leadership appointments: Seaspan Ferries Steve Roth has been promoted to President of Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC). In this position, Steve will continue to have the primary accountability… Read more »

Government takes final step before building Joint Support Ships

Design and Production Engineering contract awarded February 28, 2017 The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to renew the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet and provide men and women in uniform with the equipment they need to do their important work. The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and… Read more »

Seaspan ULC Announces Retirement of Chief Executive Officer, Appoints Successor

For Immediate Release – February 27, 2017 Vancouver, BC – On behalf of its Board of Directors, Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) announced today that long-serving Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jonathan Whitworth, will be retiring at the end of 2017. Jonathan announced to the Board in 2016 his timeline to retirement. A search for his successor immediately… Read more »

Seaspan Ferries Corporation Announces Arrival of Second New Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fuelled Vessel

For Immediate Release – February 27, 2017 Delta, BC – Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) is pleased to announce the arrival of the Seaspan Reliant, the second of two new dual-fuelled/hybrid (diesel, liquefied natural gas and battery) ferries to its fleet. The new state-of-the-art vessel, currently docked at the SFC Tilbury Terminal in Delta, arrived home… Read more »

Minister LeBlanc oversees progress on National Shipbuilding Strategy

News Release From Fisheries and Oceans Canada Vancouver, British Columbia – The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, toured Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) for a first-hand review of the progress on the Coast Guard’s three new Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSVs). The three new OFSVs are… Read more »

Seaspan Marine Appoints Paul Hilder as Vice President, Marine Operations

For Immediate Release – January 10, 2017 North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan today announced the appointment of Paul Hilder to Vice President, Marine Operations. As a member of Seaspan’s senior leadership team, Paul is ultimately accountable for overseeing the operational efficiency and safety of all vessels and marine crews. Working in collaboration with Port Captains,… Read more »

Vancouver Shipyards Appoints Tony Tinto as Vice President, Planning & Estimating

For Immediate Release – December 13, 2016 Vancouver, BC – Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Tinto to Vice President, Planning & Estimating. Tony joined Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) in 2006 as a Project Manager, before moving over to affiliate company Vancouver Drydock in 2007 in a similar capacity. In 2012,… Read more »

Seaspan Ferries Corporation Announces Arrival of First New Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Fuelled Vessel

For Immediate Release – December 9, 2016 Delta, BC – Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) is pleased to announce the arrival of the Seaspan Swift, the first of two new dual-fuelled/hybrid (diesel, liquefied natural gas and battery) ferries to its fleet. The new state-of-the-art vessel, currently docked at the SFC Tilbury Terminal in Delta, arrived home… Read more »

Camosun partners with Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards on new Coastal Skills Initiative

http://camosun.ca/news/press-releases/2016/november/seaspan-partnership.html Media Release Release Date: November 22, 2016 VICTORIA, BC – As part of Camosun’s TRADEmark of Excellence Campaign for the expansion and redevelopment of our trades training complex at Camosun, Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards has manufactured and donated a 6 tonne ship’s bulkhead training module. This essential addition to Camosun’s new Coastal Skills Initiative is… Read more »

More Than 70 Companies Attend Seaspan’s Atlantic Canada Industry Day

Firms Learn How to Participate on Upcoming Shipbuilding Projects For Immediate Release – September 6, 2016 Halifax, NS – More than 100 people representing over 70 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ second annual Atlantic Canada Industry Day hosted in Halifax today. During the session, attendees received an update on Seaspan’s progress on its National Shipbuilding Strategy… Read more »

Seaspan Celebrates Multi-Year, Multi-Million Dollar Investment in the Training of BC’s Future Shipbuilders

For Immediate Release – June 23, 2016 Vancouver, BC – The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation (the “Foundation”), in conjunction with Seaspan, announced today a multi-year, multi-million dollar investment in the future of British Columbia’s marine industrial sector. The commitment totals $2.9M and includes a three-year, $900K donation by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation… Read more »

Seaspan CEO, Jonathan Whitworth, Named 2016 BC CEO of the Year

For Immediate Release – June 13, 2016 Vancouver, BC — Seaspan is excited and proud to announce today that Jonathan Whitworth has been named Business in Vancouver’s 2016 BC CEO of the Year. Each year, Business in Vancouver – along with its partners – seek nominations for British Columbia’s most outstanding business people in private… Read more »

Seaspan Responds to Government of Canada Announcement on National Shipbuilding Strategy

For Immediate Release – May 26, 2016 Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards released the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s announcement today of a series of enhancements to strengthen the National Shipbuilding Strategy: “We are pleased to receive the Government of Canada’s support for the National Shipbuilding Strategy, and applaud its commitment… Read more »

Seaspan Celebrates Historic Milestone for the Royal Canadian Navy

For Immediate Release – April 29, 2016 Esquimalt, BC – Seaspan joined the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, at an official ceremony today to celebrate the successful completion of the Halifax-Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX) Refit Program on the West Coast, and transfer of the HMCS Regina from Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards (VSL)… Read more »

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Starts Construction on Second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV)

For Immediate Release – March 29, 2016 Vancouver, BC – Brian Carter, President – Seaspan Shipyards, announced today the start of construction on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). “Seaspan is now full-steam ahead on the production and delivery of its first two… Read more »

Seaspan Appoints Three New Senior Leaders to its Corporate Team

For Immediate Release – March 17, 2016 Vancouver, BC – Seaspan has named three new Vice Presidents to its Senior Leadership Team, announcing the appointments of Linda Wortman as Vice President, Finance & Accounting; Catherine Chick as Vice President, Business Services & Technology; and Shawn Chylinski as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality. As… Read more »

Seaspan Celebrates Signing of Contracts for Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel and Joint Support Ships

For Immediate Release – March 14, 2016 Vancouver, BC – The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, announced today the signing of two new contracts valued at more than $65.4 million with Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) Non-Combat package. The long lead item contracts… Read more »

British Columbia Affirms Shipbuilding Contracts

Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond has issued the following statement regarding shipbuilding contracts: “As a coastal province, British Columbia has a vital interest in fostering its shipbuilding and industrial marine industries to keep our economy diverse, strong and growing. Shipbuilding and ship repairs represent billions of… Read more »

UBC naval architecture and marine engineering programs to receive $2M from Seaspan Shipyards

For Immediate Release – February 18, 2016 The University of British Columbia announced today it will receive a $2 million investment from Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) over the next seven years to support innovative teaching and research in the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the UBC faculty of applied science. As a result, two… Read more »

B.C. and Nova Scotia Partner to Support Trades Training in the Shipbuilding and Marine Industry

VICTORIA – A Memorandum of Understanding was signed today between the provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia to strengthen workforce cooperation including innovation and participation in trades training in the shipbuilding and industrial marine industries. To view the release click the link below. http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2013-2017/2016JTST0004-000030.htm  

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Appoints Ian Brennan as VP, Supply Chain Management & Contracts

For Immediate Release – January 4, 2016 North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan today, announced that Ian Brennan has joined Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) as Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Contracts. As part of Seaspan Shipyard’s Executive Team, Ian will provide the strategic leadership and day-to-day oversight and direction of supply chain, warehousing and logistics,… Read more »

Seaspan Responds to Canada’s Decision to Award Sole-Source Contract to Davie Shipyard

For Immediate Release – November 30, 2015 North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) today released the following statement in response to the Government of Canada’s decision to award the interim Auxiliary Oil Replenishment (AOR) sole-source contract to Davie Shipyard: “We are disappointed by the Government of Canada’s decision, yet we certainly understand the Royal… Read more »

Seaspan Celebrates Start of Construction on a New Corporate Head Office

For Immediate Release – November 27, 2015 North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) hosted a groundbreaking ceremony today to announce it has officially started construction on a new head office in North Vancouver. The 7,800 square metre (84,000 square foot) corporate headquarters, scheduled for completion in late 2017, will be constructed at the foot… Read more »

Seaspan Bulks Up Investment in BC’s Marine Sector

Celebrates Addition of Fourth New Barge in Past Ten Months For Immediate Release – September 29, 2015 North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Marine unveiled the newest addition to its marine fleet, a 16,000 tonne barge named the Seaspan 252, during an official commissioning ceremony at Seaspan’s North Vancouver Barge Maintenance Terminal today. The 114 metre… Read more »

More Than 200 Companies Attend Seaspan’s Industry Day in Vancouver

Company Builds Partnerships, Seeks Suppliers on National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) Non-Combat Projects For Immediate Release – September 23, 2015 North Vancouver, BC – More than 300 people representing over 200 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ Western Canada Industry Day hosted in North Vancouver yesterday. During the session, current and potential partners and suppliers received an… Read more »

Seaspan Appoints Three New Senior Leaders to its Executive Team

For Immediate Release – September 10, 2015 Vancouver, BC – Seaspan today named three new senior leaders to its Corporate Executive Team, announcing the appointments of Paul Thomas as Vice President, Engineering – Vancouver Shipyards; Matt Boydston as Vice President, Finance – Seaspan Shipyards; and Billy Garton as General Counsel for Seaspan ULC. As Vice… Read more »

More Than 65 Companies Attend Seaspan’s Atlantic Canada Industry Day

Firms Learn How to Participate on Joint Support Ship Project For Immediate Release – September 8, 2015 Halifax, NS – More than 100 people representing over 65 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ Atlantic Canada Industry Day hosted in Halifax today. During the session, attendees received an update on Seaspan’s progress on its National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy… Read more »

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Celebrates Start of Construction on First NSPS Vessel

For Immediate Release – June 24, 2015 North Vancouver, BC – The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, joined by Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver and John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, announced today that Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) has started… Read more »

Seaspan Appoints Brent Hale as Vice President, Human Resources

For Immediate Release – June 15, 2015 Vancouver, BC — Seaspan today announced that Brent Hale has joined the company as Vice President, Human Resources. As part of Seaspan’s Senior Executive team, Brent will provide leadership for strategic plans, and guide the development and implementation of Human Resources and Labour Relations initiatives and processes to… Read more »

Governments of Canada and British Columbia celebrate success of Canada Job Grant

The governments of Canada and British Columbia will provide over $582,000 in Canada Job Grant funding to Seaspan Shipyards to help 260 workers gain shipbuilding skills. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment… Read more »

Seaspan Marine Appoints Bart Reynolds as President

For Immediate Release – May 19, 2015 Vancouver, BC – Seaspan today announced that Bart Reynolds has joined Seaspan Marine as President. Bart will provide vision, leadership and direction for Seaspan’s Marine Division and assumes ultimate accountability for the short and long term profitability of the marine business. A significant part of his role will… Read more »

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Celebrates Official Naming of BC Ferries’ First-Ever Cable Ferry

For Immediate Release – May 8, 2015 North Vancouver, BC – BC Ferries unveiled the name of its newest vessel and first-ever cable ferry, Baynes Sound Connector, at an official naming ceremony at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver today. The 78.5 metre ferry – named after the channel it will regularly cross – is… Read more »

Seaspan Marine Appoints Jenny Gethings as Vice President, Business Development

For Immediate Release – April 20, 2015 Vancouver, BC – Seaspan today announced that Jenny Gethings has joined Seaspan Marine as Vice President, Business Development. Jenny will provide leadership to the Business Development Team as Seaspan continues to pursue new business, identify new markets, and develop current and future opportunities for its Marine division. “I… Read more »

Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards Announces Retirement of Vice-President & General Manager, Appoints Successor

For Immediate Release – February 19, 2015 Victoria, BC – Seaspan announced today that long-serving Vice President and General Manager of Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd., Malcolm Barker, will be retiring effective Spring 2015, following more than 21 years with the Company. Barker began his shipbuilding career at the age of 16 and has been in… Read more »

Lockheed Martin Canada Presents Seaspan with Supplier Excellence Award

Lockheed Martin Canada today granted its first Supplier Excellence Award to Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards for its outstanding work and contribution to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class Modernization-Combat Systems Integration project (HCM CSI). To view the release and Premier’s special video message click the link below. Lockheed Martin Canada Presents Seaspan with Supplier Excellence Award

Seaspan Celebrates Successful Modernization of Canada’s Halifax-Class Frigates

For Immediate Release – November 24, 2014 North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan joined the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence today to support the Government of Canada’s announcement of the successful modernization of the first four Halifax-Class frigates for the $4.3 billion Halifax-Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX) Program. Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards has served as… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Provides Essential and Timely Service to Canadian Coast Guard

For Immediate Release – November 20, 2014 North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyard’s long-standing relationship with the Canadian Coast Guard was proudly showcased in recent days, with simultaneous repair and maintenance work on Coast Guard vessels at all three of the company’s shipyards – Vancouver Drydock, Vancouver Shipyards and Victoria Shipyards. “The role we play… Read more »

Seaspan Ferries Corporation Awards Contract To Build Two New Liquefied Natural Gas Fuelled Vessels

For Immediate Release – November 19, 2014 Delta, BC – Seaspan Ferries Corporation (SFC) announced today that Sedef Shipyard of Istanbul, Turkey has been awarded the contract for the construction of two new dual-fuelled (diesel and liquefied natural gas) ferries. The 148.9 metre ferries, both expected to be in operation by late 2016, will accommodate… Read more »

Seaspan Celebrates Completion of Vancouver Shipyard’s $170M Modernization Project

For Immediate Release – November 6, 2014 North Vancouver, BC – Today, Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards officially celebrated the completion of its two-year, $170M Shipyard Modernization Project ahead of schedule and under-budget. Funded entirely by Seaspan, this project has transformed Vancouver Shipyards into the most modern facility in North America that will establish a shipbuilding and… Read more »

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Starts Construction on Initial Production Blocks for First NSPS Vessel

For Immediate Release – October 27, 2014 North Vancouver, BC – The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, announced today that Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has started construction on two initial blocks for the first National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). “We… Read more »

Seaspan Appoints Tim Page as Vice President, Government Relations of Seaspan Shipyards

For Immediate Release – August 5, 2014 North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan today announced that Tim Page has joined Seaspan Shipyards as Vice President, Government Relations. Tim will provide leadership to Seaspan Shipyards, acting as the primary representative with Government agencies and non-Government Organizations (NGO’s), responsible for building and maintaining relationships with federal, provincial and… Read more »

Seaspan Signs MOAs with the Guild and ILWU, Strike Averted

For Immediate Release – June 14, 2014 North Vancouver, BC — Jonathan Whitworth, Seaspan CEO, announced today that it has signed agreements with both the Canadian Merchant Service Guild (the Guild) and International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 400 to enter into binding arbitration/mediation. Following extensive discussions with the Honourable Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour… Read more »

Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock Completes Extensive Refit Work on Regatta Cruise Ship

For Immediate Release – June 9, 2014 North Vancouver, B.C. – Following 11 action-packed days delivering a wide range of repair services, Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock is pleased to announce that its refit activities on Oceania Cruise’s Regatta cruise ship were completed on schedule June 6, 2014. Arriving on May 27 and departing on June 6,… Read more »

Seaspan Officially Unveils Name of Canada’s Newest and Largest Gantry Crane

For Immediate Release – May 21, 2014 North Vancouver, B.C. – After several months of anticipation and preparation, and the careful consideration of hundreds of student submissions, Seaspan officially revealed the name of its newly assembled, 300-tonne gantry crane at a boisterous unveiling ceremony at Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) today. Announcing the crane’s new name –… Read more »

Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards Celebrates 20 Proud Years Building B.C.’s Ship Repair Industry

For Immediate Release – April 28, 2014 Victoria, BC – Today, Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards Co. Ltd. (VSL), the West Coast’s leading ship building and ship repair businesses officially commemorated its 20th anniversary of operations at the Esquimalt Graving Dock (EGD) with an all-employee celebration. “Twenty years not only marks a significant milestone for the Company,… Read more »

Seaspan Calls on North Vancouver Students to Help Name One of Canada’s Biggest Cranes

For Immediate Release – March 3, 2014 North Vancouver, BC – With Canada’s largest permanent Gantry Crane now safely offloaded at its new North Shore location, Seaspan announced today it has partnered with the North Vancouver School District (NVSD) to conduct an official “Crane Naming Contest.” From March 3 – March 14, 2014, Seaspan is… Read more »

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Awarded Contract to Build Cable Ferry for BC Ferries

For Immediate Release – February 27, 2014 North Vancouver, BC – BC Ferries announced today that Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards has been awarded the $15 million contract for the construction of a new cable ferry to service its route between Buckley Bay and Denman Island. Seaspan’s contract award comes on the heels of a competitive procurement… Read more »

Canada’s Largest Permanent Gantry Crane Arrives at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards

For Immediate Release – February 20, 2014 North Vancouver, BC – After months of planning and anticipation, Seaspan’s new 300-tonne Gantry Crane arrived at Vancouver Shipyards today. Once erected, this colossal crane will be the largest Gantry Crane in Canada, towering 80 metres high and spanning 76 metres wide, and mark a significant milestone in… Read more »

BC Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Board Releases Workforce Development Strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vancouver, British Columbia, February 12, 2014 – The B.C. Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Board (SSRB) is pleased to announce the release of its workforce development strategy document for the B.C. shipbuilding and ship repair industry. Towards 2020: A BC Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Industry Workforce Strategy is intended to inform and guide… Read more »

Seaspan Responds to the Findings of the Auditor General of Canada

For Immediate Release – November 26 , 2013 North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards today released the following statement in response to the findings of the Auditor General of Canada on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) : “We are pleased to receive, and support the findings of the Auditor General, in particular, the assessment… Read more »

Aboriginal Groups Announce the Creation of the Coastal Aboriginal Shipbuilding Alliance (CASA)

For Immediate Release – November 1, 2013 North Vancouver – Three Aboriginal training and employment organizations today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to create the Coastal Aboriginal Shipbuilding Alliance (CASA). In the MOU, witnessed by Jonathan Whitworth – CEO of Seaspan ULC (Seaspan), the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society (ACCESS), Coast Salish Employment… Read more »

National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Secretariat announces Vancouver Shipyards to build the Joint Support Ships in 2016

GATINEAU, Quebec, October 11, 2013 – The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) Secretariat today announced that Vancouver Shipyards will commence construction on the Joint Support Ships, followed by the Polar Icebreaker, under theNSPS non-combat package. It is expected that construction will begin in late 2016. The decision was based on a comprehensive analysis that included the readiness of… Read more »

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to build another 10 Non-Combat vessels

For Immediate Release October 7, 2013 North Vancouver, BC – The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, joined by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Regional Minister for British Columbia, announced today that Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards will build an additional 10 Non-Combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard…. Read more »

Vancouver Shipyards to build Medium Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessels and Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, October 7, 2013 — The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, joined by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Regional Minister for British Columbia, today announced that Vancouver Shipyards will be building up to 10 additional large non-combat ships for the Canadian Coast Guard fleet at… Read more »

MacKay Creek Estuary Restoration is underway with completion in Spring 2014

For Immediate Release – September 4, 2013 North Vancouver, BC – The Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation (HCTF) is partnering with Seaspan Shipyards, Canada’s non-combat shipbuilder, to breathe new life into the estuary at the mouth of MacKay Creek. The MacKay Creek estuary is the first of seven degraded pocket estuaries in Burrard Inlet to be… Read more »

Seaspan Vessels To Moor At Ogden Point

MEDIA RELEASE: SEASPAN VESSELS TO MOOR AT OGDEN POINT 15 – Year Agreement For Dock And Workshop Space Victoria, British Columbia: The picturesque Unity Mural on the Ogden Point breakwater will soon look upon a new float and several working tugs. Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) has signed a 15-year lease with Seaspan Marine Corporation… Read more »

Seaspan Announces Multi-Year, Million-Plus Dollar Donation in B.C.’s Marine and Port Community

North Vancouver, B.C. – On behalf of the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation (the “Washington Foundation”), Seaspan announced today a multi-year donation of $1.1 million to three British Columbia marine and port community charitable organizations. Partnering with Sail and Life Training Society (SALTS), Vancouver Maritime Museum (VMM), and Royal Canadian Marine Search & Rescue (RCM-SAR),… Read more »

Seaspan selects IFS Applications to support $8 billion in shipbuilding work

ITASCA, ILL. July 20, 2012 – IFS North America announced that Seaspan has selected IFS Applications as its Shipbuilding materials requirements planning (MRP) solution. IFS Applications was chosen because it provides a powerful project-based solution (PBS) with the ability to control cost and schedule in real-time, enhancing Seaspan’s ability to efficiently meet customer requirements. This… Read more »

Lions launch Huddle Up Against Bullying initiative

(Vancouver) The BC Lions Football Club is pleased to announce the launch of the Huddle Up Against Bullying initiative in conjunction with founding partners The Province of BC, Seaspan, Intact Insurance and Uniglobe Vision Travel. As part of a number of Lions community initiatives, the Huddle Up Against Bullying program will focus on delivering anti-bullying… Read more »

Seaspan partners with Walter Gretzky to celebrate NAOSH week, showcase its commitment to safety

For Immediate Release – May 8, 2013 North Vancouver, BC – With North American Occupational Health and Safety (NAOSH) week well underway across the continent, Seaspan today welcomed Walter Gretzky to its Vancouver Shipyards to underscore the importance of health and safety in the workplace. “At Seaspan, we are not only committed to our core… Read more »

Construction Engineering Work for OFSV Started At Vancouver Shipyards

For immediate release – March 18, 2013 North Vancouver, BC – Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) has started design work under the Construction Engineering Contract for the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). This contract will take a total of ten months to complete and lead to a build contract in early 2014. The work… Read more »

Shore power arrives at Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal

SWARTZ BAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Seaspan Ferries Corporation will be installing shore power at the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal thanks to funding from the Government of Canada through the Shore Power Technology for Ports Program. Shore power is a highly effective way to reduce marine diesel air emissions by enabling ships to shut down their… Read more »

Harper Government’s ship strategy bolstering Canada’s economy

Progress continues under NSPS with contracts to Vancouver Shipyards Vancouver, British Columbia, February 22, 2013 – The Harper Government today announced a series of preliminary contracts valued at a total of $15. 7 million for the joint support ships, the CCGS John G. Diefenbaker polar icebreaker and the offshore fisheries science vessels. “The Harper Government… Read more »

Seaspan and Government of Canada Celebrate the Completion of the NSPS Umbrella Agreement

For Immediate Release – January 12, 2012 North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Marine Corporation and the Federal Government today formally recognized and celebrated the completion of an Umbrella Agreement that sets out the terms under which Seaspan’s shipyards in North Vancouver and Esquimalt, BC, will build Non – Combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard… Read more »

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Official Start of $200M Shipyard Modernization Project

For immediate release – October 19, 2012 North Vancouver, BC — A groundbreaking ceremony today at Vancouver Shipyards, in North Vancouver marks a significant milestone in the re-development of the shipyard into a world-class facility that will build a new generation of vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Construction will result… Read more »

Seaspan Vessels to Moor at Ogden Point

15 Year Agreement For Dock And Workshop Space Victoria, British Columbia: The picturesque Unity Mural on the Ogden Point breakwater will soon look upon a new float and several working tugs. Greater Victoria Harbour Authority (GVHA) has signed a 15 – year lease with Seaspan Marine Corporation for water and upland space at Ogden Point…. Read more »

Vancouver Shipyards Awarded Additional NSPS Vessel

For immediate release – April 3 , 2012 North Vancouver, BC — Seaspan Shipyards is pleased the Canadian Coast Guard has elected to spend $5.2 billion for the construction of additional ships under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program along with other capital expenditures as announced in last week’s Federal Budget. Under the original… Read more »

Seaspan Marine Corporation Launches Supplier Self-Registration Portal

For immediate release – February 13, 2012 North Vancouver, BC — Seaspan Marine Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its Supplier Self – Registration Portal. The multi-year shipbuilding program that Seaspan is undertaking requires a large number of varied suppliers. This new portal will establish a single database of all potential suppliers to… Read more »

Brian Carter Joins SMC as President – Seaspan Shipyards

For immediate release – Thursday, December 1, 2011 North Vancouver, BC — Seaspan Marine Corporation (SMC) is pleased to announce that Brian Carter is joining our team as President – Seaspan Shipyards. Brian will assume this role full – time beginning January 9, 2012. In this role, Brian is responsible for delivering the long –… Read more »

Seaspan Continues Long Term Investment in BC Marine Industry and Readies for NSPS

For Immediate Release – Monday, November 7, 2011 Vancouver Shipyards is pleased to announce the award of another significant new construction contract to build six chip barges for parent company Seaspan Marine Corporation. The new build contract coincides with Vancouver Shipyard’s recent win of the $8 Billion National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) non – combat… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Win NSPS Non-Combat Contract

For Immediate Release – October 19, 2011 North Vancouver, BC – We are proud that the Federal Government has chosen Seaspan ’s Vancouver Shipyards as the prime contractor to build the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy ( NSPS ) program’s non – combat vessels. The $8 billion program will not only inject billion s into the… Read more »