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 McIver as new Vice President, Ferries and Transportation Logistics, effective March 12, 2018.

“Ian comes to Seaspan with extensive experience in transportation and logistics, including marine, rail and trucking,” says Frank Butzelaar, CEO of Seaspan Marine Transportation. “His industry expertise and market understanding, coupled with a highly strategic approach and a focus on operational excellence, will build on and expand the successes Steve has helped Seaspan achieve.”

Over the course of his 27-year career, Ian has gathered a deep understanding of the resource-based industries on the West Coast. In his new role, he will be accountable for the overall operations and performance of Seaspan Ferries, with a strong focus on safety, stakeholder relations and customer service excellence. In addition, Ian will leverage his extensive logistics expertise to broaden and enhance capabilities and service offerings across all Seaspan Marine Transportation companies.

To ensure a smooth transition, Steve will work closely with Ian until the latter part of 2018.


About Seaspan

Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) is an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal marine transportation, shipdocking/ship escort, ship repair and shipbuilding services in Western North America. In addition to the marine transportation services offered directly through Seaspan, commercial ferry, shipyard and bunkering services are provided via affiliate companies: Seaspan Marine, Marine Petrobulk Limited Partnership, Seaspan Ferries and Seaspan Shipyards (Vancouver Drydock, Victoria Shipyards and Vancouver Shipyards).

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Seaspan ULC
Corinna Bork (Manager, Communications)