What We Do
The largest and most diverse tug & barge company on Canada’s West Coast
With over 130 years of experience navigating in some of the world’s most complex and difficult waters, Seaspan Marine is the largest and most diverse tug & barge company on Canada’s West Coast.
Seaspan has industry-leading safety systems and the best safety performance in the industry. We train and test our mariners extensively, partnering with Seaways Global to provide intensive classroom and hands-on instruction using our in-house state-of-the art tugboat simulators. Whether gently docking ships or rapidly executing emergency maneuvers, our mariners know exactly what to do and they do it right, every time.
Our services include Ship Docking, Tanker Escort & Emergency Towing and Tug & Barge Services. We also offer ship bunkering and ship building & repair through our affiliated companies. Seaspan Marine has over 30 tugboats and the most modern, powerful fleet on Canada’s West Coast. Our extensive fleet of over 100 specialty and general-purpose barges provide critical transportation for many of BC’s largest industries and major marine construction projects, delivering safe, reliable and on-time service, every time.
Seaspan’s services are offered subject to the appropriate Terms and Conditions, links to which are below:
Terms and Conditions (UK Standard Conditions for Towage and Other Services)
Terms and Conditions (Seaspan ULC Standard Terms and Conditions for Towage and Related Services)
Terms and Conditions for the Carriage of Goods and Related Services
Supporting the people, communities and natural environment where we work
Seaspan works hard to minimize our impact on the environment. We are members of the Green Marine industry coalition and are multi-time award winners of the Port of Vancouver’s Blue Circle award for environmental excellence. We have adopted Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ULSD) and/or bio-fuels in all our vessels, have bilge water treatment systems and are investing in new technologies like Canada’s first battery/electric hybrid tugboats. Seaspan also gives back to the communities we operate in. We partner with many indigenous communities, and generously contribute to not-for-profit organizations that support the people, communities and natural environment where we work.
21 June 2022
National Indigenous Peoples Day: Creating Meaningful Partnerships Within our CommunitiesRead More
18 May 2022
Seaspan Signs Contract For Two LNG Bunker Vessels For The Pacific Northwest RegionRead More
21 April 2022
Seaspan’s Commitment to Environmental Leadership Marked by More than 10 Years of Green Marine CertificationRead More
31 March 2022
Projects Underway at North Vancouver Sites to Support Business Growth and Increasing Demand for Services and ExpertiseRead More
10 March 2022
HaiSea Marine’s keel laying celebration starts the build of its innovative tugboat fleetRead More
14 July 2021
BCIT and Camosun College Receive Major Donations from Seaspan and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington FoundationRead More
28 February 2022
North Vancouver, B.C. – February 28, 2022. Seaspan Marine Transportation confirms that Seaspan’s lease of the Roberts Bank tug basin will cease, effective July 18, 2022,…Read More
15 December 2021
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – Indigenous and Fraser River Education Programs provided by the Fraser River Discovery Centre Society will be enhanced by a C$250,000 grant from…Read More
20 May 2021
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…Read More