Posts Categorized: Press Releases

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 »

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