Posts Categorized: Press Releases

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 »