Seaspan is an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal marine transportation, shipdocking/ship escort, ship repair and shipbuilding services in Western North America. In addition to the marine transportation services offered directly through Seaspan, commercial ferry, shipyard and bunkering services are provided via affiliate companies: Marine Petrobulk, Seaspan Ferries, Vancouver Drydock, Vancouver Shipyards and Victoria Shipyards.
The scope of Seaspan’s services, the quality of its employees and over a century of successful participation in coastal commerce, make the company a major partner in the economy of the Pacific Northwest.
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Beginning as a small coastal company, in 1898, servicing BC's coastal communities, Seaspan, has evolved into a prominent marine transportation company serving the West Coast of North America. In addition to marine transportation, Seaspan also provides shipdocking services to the Port of Vancouver, Victoria Esquimalt and other BC out ports.
Seaspan Ferries is a commercial roll-on/roll-off ferry service providing regularly scheduled transportation between British Columbia's Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island's Nanaimo and Swartz Bay terminals. Based in Delta, Seaspan Ferries transports truck trailers, containers, and railcars on self-propelled ferries and integrated tug-barge units.
Convenient to Pacific Northwest shipping lanes, Seaspan's Shipyards are an important resource for the region's marine industry. The company's operations consist of three shipyards that are all currently certified to ISO 9001 for quality, OHSAS 18001 for safety and ISO 14001 for environmental standards.
Conveniently located in Vancouver Harbour, Vancouver Drydock operates two floating drydocks with lifting capacities of 36,000 tonnes in a Panamax beam dock, and 30,000 tonnes in a self contained deployable dock.
Vancouver Shipyards has forged a solid reputation for the design, construction, maintenance, and repair of all types of vessels. The yard's facilities include a major steel forming shop, a large fabrication and assembly hall, a totally enclosed paint facility, and a SyncroLift capable of lifting vessels up to 1200 tonnes.
Utilizing the Esquimalt Graving Dock, owned and operated by Public Works and Government Services of Canada, Victoria Shipyards can drydock and repair vessels up to 100,000 DWT. Victoria Shipyards can perform a wide range of repairs up to and including complete vessel conversions.
For over a quarter of a century, Marine Petrobulk has supplied all grades of bunker fuels to vessels entering the ports of Vancouver, New Westminster, Victoria, Prince Rupert, Kitimat and Nanaimo.