Posts Categorized: Press Releases

Seaspan Ferries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through using carbon-neutral Renewable Natural Gas in LNG-powered vessels

Seaspan Swift

NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – This week, Seaspan Ferries Corporation (Seaspan) became the first Canadian marine company to pilot the use of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by its roll-on, roll-off liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered marine fleet. Seaspan expects that data from the pilot will confirm that, by using RNG,… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards celebrates 10th anniversary of building ships in Canada for Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy

Milestone marks rebirth of a sustainable, thriving shipbuilding industry of strategic importance to Canada that is delivering ships, economic growth, and jobs October 19, 2021 – North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is proudly celebrating ten years of building ships for Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). On this day in 2011, Seaspan… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards collaborates with BC Tech to grow diverse tech talent pool in British Columbia

Investment in Digital Lift internship program will help individuals reskill, gain experience to pursue tech careers in high-opportunity sectors, including marine industry North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has announced a collaboration with BC Tech to support the Association’s Digital Lift program. The new program provides skilled individuals including those from under-represented groups with… Read more »

Seaspan Ferries begins electrification trials with battery-powered terminal trucks

A mockup of a new Terberg EV tractor

As part of Seaspan Ferries’ efforts to reduce fleet emissions and explore alternative, low-carbon technologies, the company will pilot battery-powered trucks procured with the support of the Province of British Columbia and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority NORTH VANCOUVER, BC. Seaspan Ferries Corporation has placed an order for the first Terberg battery powered terminal trucks… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards invests $1.35M in Indigenous marine skills training

ACCESS Program supports skills development and training in high-demand trades, creates career paths into Canada’s shipbuilding industry North Vancouver, BC – Today Seaspan Shipyards announced a $1.35 million investment to increase training and apprenticeship opportunities for Indigenous students aged 19 through 30 interested in building a career in the trades, including in the growing shipbuilding… Read more »

HaiSea Marine Goes Green with new LNG Canada Tugboat Fleet

HaiSea ElectRA

Five tugs will form the world’s most technologically advanced fleet to date NORTH VANCOUVER, BC, – HaiSea Marine Limited Partnership (HaiSea Marine LP), majority owned by the Haisla Nation in partnership with Seaspan ULC, is pleased to announce the start of an innovative and industry leading new battery-powered and low emissions tugboat build program. Once… Read more »

SeaspanLNG completes LOI with CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Shipyard for 7600m3 LNG Bunker Vessel

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC. – SeaspanLNG is pleased to announce that it has completed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering Co. Ltd for the construction of a 7600m3 LNG bunker vessel. SeaspanLNG is part of Seaspan Marine Transportation, a group of Canadian companies that are primarily involved in ship assist,… Read more »

BCIT and Camosun College receive major donations from Seaspan and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

BCIT student receiving hands-on marine simulator training at BC’s largest trades training institute.

North Vancouver, BC, – Seaspan and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation have made major donations to the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver and Camosun College in Victoria. BCIT receives $450,000 to support The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation Open Arms Expansion. $300,000 will directed toward the Career Exploration and in-class trades… Read more »

Seaspan Marine Transportation Announces Senior Leadership Changes

North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Marine Transportation (SMT) announces changes to the senior leadership team following organizational restructuring. Frank Butzelaar, who most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of SMT (a Washington Company), has assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of the Washington Companies.  Frank will work closely with Larry Simkins, CEO of the… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards to build Polar Icebreaker for Canadian Coast Guard

New ship construction program will sustain more than 2,800 jobs across Canada North Vancouver, BC – As part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Government of Canada has announced that Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) will design and build a Polar Icebreaker, the flagship of the Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaking fleet. The new ship construction program,… Read more »

SeaspanLNG secures approval in principle for 7600cbm LNG bunker vessel

Rendering of the LNG bunker vessel

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC. – SeaspanLNG is pleased to announce that it has secured an Approval in Principle (AIP) with Bureau Veritas, for the design of a 7600cbm LNG bunker vessel. The LNG bunker vessel is state-of-the-art and has been designed for ship-to-ship LNG transfer as well as coastal/short sea shipping operations by Seaspan Ferries’ partner… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards starts construction of Canada’s most modern science research ship

Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel will conduct critical research on climate change impacts and Canada’s ocean ecosystems in support of the Blue Economy Strategy. March 29, 2021 – North Vancouver, BC – Today, Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) announced it has cut steel and started full-rate construction of the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV). This important milestone kicks… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards invests $1M in new faculty chair position at UBC

Ice in open water stock image

Research and teaching to focus on emerging technologies that advance green marine applications, reducing climate impact and protecting fragile ecosystems like Canada’s Arctic North Vancouver, BC – Today, Seaspan Shipyards and the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced the establishment of a new faculty chair position at UBC. The chair, the third to be funded… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards surpasses $1 billion in contracts to Canadian companies on Joint Support Ship Program for Royal Canadian Navy

Contracts awarded under the National Shipbuilding Strategy benefit many small and medium-size businesses across the country that count on Seaspan as an anchor customer North Vancouver, BC – As the COVID-19 pandemic creates a critical need to sustain jobs and drive economic recovery across the country, Seaspan Shipyards announced that it has awarded more than… Read more »

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces $3M Digital Ship In-Service Support Project

Leading Industry Partners Come Together from Canada’s West and East Coasts Today Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) announced its 16th project with a total project value of more than $3 million. The Digital Ship In-Service Support Project comes from the OSC’s Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program and brings together two Canadian marine industry leaders from Canada’s west… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Invests $300,000 to Engage Canadian Youth in Marine Industry STEM Careers through Let’s Talk Science

New Kindergarten-Grade 12 programming aims to inspire the next-generation workforce, as National Shipbuilding Strategy powers sustainable, competitive marine industry in Canada. North Vancouver, BC – Today, Seaspan Shipyards announced a $300,000 investment in Let’s Talk Science, an award-winning national charitable organization that has been providing Canadian youth and educators with engaging science, technology, engineering and… Read more »

Seaspan Victoria Shipyards and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation make transformational gift to the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, supporting Royal Jubilee Hospital

VICTORIA – A $2.65 million gift from Seaspan Victoria Shipyards and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation means critically ill patients across Vancouver Island are now one step closer to getting the care they need in a permanent, purpose-built High Acuity Unit (HAU) located at Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH). The transformational donation will accelerate the… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Delivers CCGS John Cabot, Completing First Class of Ships under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy

CCGS John Cabot during Sea Trials

Three ships in 15 months demonstrates world-class capacity and capability, and accelerating NSS momentum Victoria, BC – Today, Seaspan Shipyards officially delivered the third state-of-the-art Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) to the Canadian Coast Guard. The CCGS John Cabot is the third OFSV delivered by Seaspan Shipyards in the last 15 months and completes the…

Seaspan expands fleet with state-of-the-art tugs to service Vancouver market

North Vancouver, British Columbia – Today, Seaspan Marine is pleased to announce they have taken delivery of the Seaspan Raptor, the first of two 24-metre LOA 75t+ bollard pull tugs from Sanmar Shipyards in Yalova, Turkey. These state-of-the-art tugs are escort rated and feature Class 1 Fire Fighting capability. “These powerful tugs are an example… Read more »

Genoa Design International joins Seaspan Shipyards’ pan-Canadian team in bid to deliver the Polar Icebreaker to the Canadian Coast Guard

If successful, the program will provide Newfoundland and Labrador with ocean technology jobs in an emerging innovation economy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy September 16, 2020 – North Vancouver, BC and Mount Pearl, NL – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan ULC) and Genoa Design (Genoa Design International Ltd.) announced today that they have entered into… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards marks another best-in-class milestone with the start of sea trials for future Coast Guard vessel CCGS John Cabot

Third Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel built by Seaspan Shipyards begins sea trials just six weeks after launch North Vancouver, BC – On August 18th, the future Coast Guard vessel the CCGS John Cabot cruised out of English Bay in Vancouver to begin sea trials, marking another major milestone for this third Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel… Read more »

Dr. Bonnie Henry officially launches the future Coast Guard vessel CCGS John Cabot at Seaspan Shipyards in Vancouver

Third Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel built at Seaspan Shipyards enters the water at 97% complete, exceeding international benchmarks for completion at launch and reflecting exceptional and innovative shipbuilding during global pandemic. North Vancouver, BC – On Friday, July 3, under strict COVID-19 public health requirements and protocols, Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer,… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards and Heddle Shipyards join forces in bid to deliver the Polar Icebreaker to the Canadian Coast Guard

Exclusive teaming agreement will bring shipyards in Canada’s largest province into the National Shipbuilding Strategy North Vancouver, BC and Hamilton, ON – Seaspan Shipyards (Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd.) and Heddle Shipyards (Heddle Marine Service Inc.), the largest operator of shipyards on the Great Lakes, today announced they have entered into an exclusive teaming agreement for… Read more »

United Way receives $600,000 from Seaspan, Southern Railway of British Columbia and Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation

Funds will provide support and services to the most vulnerable members of the community who are at even greater risk due to COVID-19 In response to the urgent needs of B.C.’s most vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic, Seaspan and Southern Railway, with The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, are donating $600,000 to the United… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards – COVID-19 Statement – Operations Ongoing but Closely Monitoring

North Vancouver, BC – As COVID-19 developments continue to unfold, our top priority is the health and well-being of all Seaspan employees, customers and community partners. We are closely following the guidance and direction of public health and government authorities. As far as we are aware, no Seaspan employee has tested positive for COVID-19 to… Read more »

Seaspan Marine Transportation Appoints Linda Wortman as Chief Financial Officer

North Vancouver, BC. Seaspan Marine Transportation is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Wortman as Chief Financial Officer, Seaspan Marine Transportation. Linda brings to this position more than 25 years of accounting and finance experience. She joined Seaspan in 2008 as Controller, Marine and was promoted to Vice President, Corporate Finance, Accounting in 2016…. Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards hosts ceremonial keel laying for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Joint Support Ship

The Future HMCS Protecteur will be the largest naval ship ever built in Canada Today, Seaspan Shipyards and its more than 2,800 employees were proud to host the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, and Vice-Admiral Art McDonald, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, for… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Delivers Its Second State-of-the-Art Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel to the Canadian Coast Guard

The CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier and the CCGS Sir John Franklin are the first two large vessels built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Victoria, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) and its 2,700 employees have completed Delivery of CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier, the Canadian Coast Guard’s newest state-of-the-art Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV), the second OFSV… Read more »

Seaspan responds to the government of British Columbia’s announcement regarding support for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC. – October 25, 2019. On October 23, the BC government made an important announcement in Vancouver to support the establishment of ship-to-ship LNG marine refueling services along the west coast of North America. Premier John Horgan committed $25,000 in support of a study to examine the environmental, competitive and social impact of… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Momentum Continues as Sea Trials Begin Today for the Second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard

Major milestone for the future CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier follows its launch, along with delivery of the first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel, the CCGS Sir John Franklin, in June The future Capt. Jacques Cartier, the second of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) to be designed and built by Seaspan at its Vancouver Shipyards (VSY),… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards momentum continues as third Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard reaches structural completion

Major milestone follows delivery of the CCGS Sir John Franklin and launch of the future CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier in June North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) announced today that the third Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has reached structural completion. With all external hull welds completed and… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Welcomes Amy MacLeod as Vice President, Corporate Affairs & External Communications

North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy MacLeod as the organization’s new Vice President, Corporate Affairs & External Communications. Based in Ottawa, Ms. MacLeod will be responsible for developing, managing and maintaining strategic public relations and external communications plans and tactics to support Seaspan Shipyards’ business and marketing… Read more »

James Clarke Joins Seaspan Shipyards as Chief Financial Officer

North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Clarke as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With more than 15 years of senior finance experience in engineering and industrial environments Mr. Clarke brings his strong background in strategic finance to Seaspan’s growing shipbuilding and ship repair operations. Mr. Clarke joins… Read more »

Seaspan Vancouver Drydock commences refit work on the MS Regatta

Seaspan Vancouver Drydock embarks on a large cruise ship refit project driving approximately $10 million worth of direct and indirect benefits to the local community North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is docking the MS Regatta, a 680-passenger flagship of the Oceania Cruises company, for a large refit at Seaspan Vancouver Drydock in Lower… Read more »

Seaspan ULC Appoints Sylvie Normandeau as Vice President, Human Resources

North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan ULC today announced that Sylvie Normandeau has joined the company as Vice President, Human Resources. As part of Seaspan’s Executive team, Sylvie will provide leadership for its human resources strategic plans and initiatives. “I am pleased to welcome Sylvie to the Seaspan team,” says Brent Hale, Chief Administrative Officer, Seaspan… Read more »

Hepburn Engineering secures contract to provide replenishment systems for Canada’s Joint Support Ships

Artist rendering of the future Protecteur-class ship replenishing a Canadian vessel at sea.

Toronto-based company to provide Replenishment-at-Sea systems for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Joint Support Ships North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce that it has awarded Hepburn Engineering Inc. (Hepburn) of Toronto, ON, a contract for work on Canada’s new Joint Support Ships. Hepburn will provide four Replenishment Stations for the… Read more »

Seaspan contributes $25,000 to North Shore Salmon Project

NORTH VANCOUVER – Seaspan announced today a $25,000 contribution to the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Community Salmon Program, which will be allocated toward a multi-phase project in Lower Mosquito Creek, spearheaded by the North Shore Streamkeepers. Restoration efforts will focus on developing estuary habitat in a part of the creek bordered by Mosquito Creek Marina and… Read more »

Victoria Shipyards signs contract to maintain Canada’s West Coast-based Halifax-class Frigates

Victoria, BC – Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards has signed a contract to perform Docking Maintenance work on the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet of Halifax-class frigates. This work has been executed by Victoria Shipyards for the last decade under the Frigate Life Extension (FELEX) modernization program. The maintenance support for Canada’s frigates will see Seaspan provide… Read more »

Seaspan Marine Transportation Unveils its State-of-the-Art Marine Simulator Facility, Cornerstone of $6.5-Million Training Program

  NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – July 4, 2019. Today Seaspan Marine Transportation unveiled its new state-of-the-art Marine Simulator Facility. This world-class Facility—the first and only of its kind in North America—is the cornerstone of Seaspan Marine’s $6.5-million, multi-year safety and training program first announced in May of 2018. This world-class training program has been developed… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards officially delivers first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel to Canadian Coast Guard

Mark Lamarre CEO - Seaspan Shipyards and Deputy Coast Guard Commissioner Andy Smith.

The CCGS Sir John Franklin is the first large vessel to be built and delivered to the Government of Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy Victoria, BC – Today, Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) and the Government of Canada celebrated the official handover of the first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV), the CCGS Sir John Franklin to… Read more »

Ontario Company to provide steel for the Joint Support Ships

Sault Ste. Marie-based Algoma Steel competitively selected for work on the new Joint Support Ships for the Royal Canadian Navy North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce that in association with its supply partner, Samuel Custom Plate, Algoma Steel Inc. (Algoma) has won a contract for work on Canada’s new Joint… Read more »

Seaspan reaches “Gold Level” for sustainability initiatives

North Vancouver, BC. This week, Seaspan was recognized by the Port of Vancouver with the 2018 Blue Circle Award for voluntary efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions. For the second year in a row, Seaspan achieved “Gold Level” status in the Port’s EcoAction Program by incorporating a range of sustainable practices into marine operations:… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards launches second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel

Shipyard employees, suppliers and key stakeholders gathered to celebrate the launch of the second large Canadian Coast Guard ship designed and built by Seaspan under the National Shipbuilding Strategy North Vancouver, BC – Today, Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) hosted an event celebrating the launch of the second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). In addition to dignitaries… Read more »

Seaspan celebrates opening of Ottawa office

Ottawa, ON – Yesterday, approximately 70 representatives from the Government of Canada, major suppliers and other key stakeholders attended an open house at Seaspan Shipyards’ (Seaspan) new Ottawa office. The event was a celebration of this new work space in advance of CANSEC, a two day global defence and security trade show taking place at… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards responds to the Government of Canada’s announcement regarding renewal of Canadian Coast Guard fleet

North Vancouver, BC – Today the Liberal government made an important announcement in Vancouver to renew Canada’s Coast Guard fleet. The announcement underscored the critical role played by the Coast Guard on Canada’s three oceans to keep our waters safe, secure and open, and to promote and protect our marine habitat. As part of the… Read more »

Two new LNG-Hybrid vessels to join Seaspan Ferries fleet

North Vancouver, BC ‒ Seaspan Ferries announced today that it will be adding two new Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) – Battery hybrid ferries to its fleet in 2021. The vessels will be constructed by Damen Shipyards Gorinchem B.V. at their Mangalia Shipyard in Romania. With construction scheduled to begin in 2019, the vessels are expected… Read more »

Significant contract award announced for work on Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel

Seaspan has awarded a contract to BCS Automation Ltd., one of over 570 Canadian suppliers contributing towards the success of the National Shipbuilding Strategy North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded BCS Automation Ltd. (BCS) a contract for work on the Government of Canada’s new Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV). BCS is the… Read more »

Nova Scotia Company awarded shipbuilding contract by Seaspan Shipyards

Halifax based Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide advanced training systems for the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. (Bluedrop) of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a contract for work on the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) new Offshore Fisheries… Read more »

Seaspan Marine Transportation welcomes new Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality

Download PDF North Vancouver, BC ‒ Seaspan Marine Transportation is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Barron as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ). As a member of Seaspan’s senior leadership team, Steve is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction for all health, safety, environment and quality management systems throughout Seaspan… Read more »

Seaspan and Lockheed Martin Canada partner for work on the Joint Support Ships

Ottawa-based Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded a contract to provide the Command Management System for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ships   Ottawa, ON – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded Lockheed Martin Canada (Lockheed Martin) of Ottawa, Ontario, a contract for work on Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS). At $118M, this is… Read more »

Major contract awarded for work on the Joint Support Ships

Mississauga-based INDAL Technologies Inc. has been awarded a contract to provide the helicopter handling system for the Joint Support Ships North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded INDAL Technologies Inc. (INDAL) of Mississauga, Ontario, a contract valued at almost $20M for work on Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS). INDAL represents one of… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Appoints Tony Winter as Vice President, Project Delivery

Winter brings considerable experience to the newly created role at Victoria Shipyards where he has served in consistently senior roles since joining in 2011 Victoria, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Winter as Vice President, Project Delivery. Winter most recently served as the Director, Submarines at Seaspan’s Victoria… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards commences refit work on CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier

The project demonstrates the versatile nature of Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock in performing work for both government and private sector clients North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the commencement of refit work on the CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier for the Canadian Coast Guard. As a multi-mission icebreaker, the vessel is tasked… Read more »

Ottawa company awarded contract for work on naval supply ships

Ottawa, ON – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded BluMetric Environmental Inc. (BluMetric) of Ottawa, Ontario, a contract valued at more than $4.16M for work on Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS). BluMetric represents one of more than 60 Ontario suppliers that Seaspan is working with to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS)…. Read more »

North Vancouver company awarded contract for work on naval supply ships

North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded Jastram Engineering Ltd. (Jastram) of North Vancouver, British Columbia, a contract valued at more than $3.7M for work on Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS). Jastram represents one of more than 390 BC-based suppliers that Seaspan is working with to meet its commitments under the National… Read more »

Seaspan completes work on unique Arctic cruise vessel

North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the completion of work on the Silver Explorer for Silversea Expeditions. This spectacular vessel has an ice strengthened hull and is designed to safely bring guests to some of the world’s most remote locations where she often needs to push through treacherous ice… Read more »

Seaspan engages with Canadian suppliers at DEFSEC

As part of its participation in DEFSEC, Canada’s second largest defence conference, Seaspan held an event outlining business opportunities for its growing domestic supply chain Halifax, NS – Yesterday, approximately 60 representatives from current and potential suppliers attended Seaspan Shipyards’ (Seaspan) industry engagement event hosted in Halifax. At the event, participants received information on the… Read more »

Major contract for Joint Support Ships announced

Seaspan has awarded a contract to Hawboldt Industries, the first of several to be announced for Canadian suppliers supporting work on the Joint Support Ships Halifax, NS – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded Hawboldt Industries (Hawboldt) of Chester, Nova Scotia, two contracts for a total value of $8M for work on Canada’s new Joint Support… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards names Mark Lamarre Chief Executive Officer

Download PDF of news release North Vancouver, BC, July 23, 2018 – Seaspan Shipyards today announced that Mark Lamarre, who most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Australian Shipbuilding Company (ASC), has been named Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan Shipyards, effective immediately. Mr. Lamarre succeeds Brian Carter, who has stepped down from his role… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Congratulates Minister Wilkinson on Appointment

Seaspan Shipyards congratulates the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, PC, MP, on his appointment to the role of Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) congratulates the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, PC, MP, on his appointment to the role of Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard…. Read more »

Chief Operating Officer named for Seaspan Shipyards

North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jari Anttila as Chief Operating Officer (COO). With more than 25 years of experience in shipbuilding and industrial operations, Mr. Anttila will bring significant industry knowledge to this newly created role. “As Canada’s long-term partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy and… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards and Shipbuilding Partners Celebrate Start of Construction on Canada’s Joint Support Ships

North Vancouver, BC – Today, joined by representatives from industry and government, Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) celebrated the start of construction on the first Joint Support Ship (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The steel cutting ceremony held at Vancouver Shipyards is a significant milestone for Seaspan, the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and Canada’s shipbuilding… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards and the Government of Canada Announce that Construction is to Begin on Joint Support Ships

North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) and the Government of Canada are pleased to announce that work will begin soon on the Joint Support Ships (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). These purpose-built vessels will play a vital role in meeting Canada’s domestic and international obligations and will fully meet the operational needs… Read more »

Seaspan Recognized for Environmental Stewardship by Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan was recognized as a recipient of the Blue Circle Award at an Awards Ceremony in Vancouver last night, presented by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority (VFPA). The Blue Circle Award recognizes marine carriers that excel in environmental stewardship and attain the highest participation rates in the Vancouver Port Authority’s EcoAction… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Supports Development of Canadian Supply Chain

Ottawa, ON – Over 50 representatives of current and potential suppliers attended Seaspan Shipyards’ (Seaspan) annual Industry Day hosted in Ottawa and received a progress update on the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the opportunities associated with Non-Combat package of vessels being constructed at Vancouver Shipyards. “The work completed to date by Seaspan Shipyards under… Read more »

Seaspan Marine announces 5-year, multi-million dollar investment in marine training program

North Vancouver, B.C. – Seaspan Marine announced today that it has entered into a 5-year, multi-million dollar agreement with SeaWays Global, a UK-based provider of marine training and tugboat simulations. As part of this partnership, SeaWays will offer sophisticated, competency-based marine training and tugboat simulation in support of the Seaspan’s ship escort, ship assist and… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Celebrates Handover of HMNZS Te Kaha

Victoria, BC – Today, Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards (VSL) celebrated the handover of Her Majesty’s New Zealand Ship (HMNZS) Te Kaha at a ceremony in Victoria, BC. The handover ceremony marks the transfer of care of HMNZS Te Kaha from the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) to Lockheed Martin Canada (NYSE: LMT) and VSL. Today’s event… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Opens New Office Demonstrating its Long-Term Commitment to Build Ships in Canada

North east view of Seaspan Shipyards’ new office

Today, Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) officially opened its new state-of-the-art office in North Vancouver, B.C. Located at the foot of Pemberton Avenue on the south western spit of the property near Seaspan’s current offices, the new 7,800 square metre office provides ample space for approximately 390 employees. The building will serve primarily as a collaborative space… Read more »

Seaspan announces the appointment of Ian McIver as new Vice President, Ferries and Transportation Logistics

Current head of Seaspan Ferries, Steve Roth, to retire at the end of 2018 North Vancouver, BC. Seaspan ULC (“Seaspan”) announced today that following a successful 13-year tenure with the company, Steve Roth will retire from his position at the helm of Seaspan Ferries on December 31, 2018. Seaspan also announced the appointment of Ian… Read more »

Victoria Shipyard fully equipped to meet growing demand for LNG vessel engine conversions

Victoria, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) demonstrates its capabilities with liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel engine conversions in the wake of a major project milestone. Victoria Shipyards (VSL) was selected by TOTE Maritime Alaska to carry out the yard production work and docking necessary for the conversion of their two TOTE Orca class vessels to… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards’ Canadian Expertise to be Shared Internationally with Awarding of Lockheed Martin Canada Contract for New Zealand’s Frigate System Upgrade Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 8 March 2018 Victoria, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to have been awarded the Frigate Systems Upgrade project (the “Project”) as a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin Canada (NYSE: LMT) on the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC Class frigates.  The project will upgrade the surveillance, combat and self-defence capabilities of… Read more »

Seaspan Shipyards Appoints Christof Brass as Chief Financial Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 5 March 2018 Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christof Brass as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Christof brings over 20 years of experience successfully delivering large, complex programs for multinational companies. With an extensive background in strategic financial planning and analysis, Christof will help… Read more »

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 »