A year-in-review: A look back on our top headlines from 2022

December 23, 2022

It was a busy year for all of us at Seaspan.

From announcing new Indigenous partnerships, to growing our sustainability efforts, to making incredible progress on the ships we’re building under the National Shipbuilding Strategy, 2022 was certainly a year to remember.

Take a look at a few of our top headlines from 2022.

We’re building big ships!

Under the National Shipbuilding Strategy, Seaspan is not only rebuilding the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy’s fleet of non-combat vessels, we are also rebuilding Canada’s marine industry. It is for that reason, along with the forward momentum we have regained on the ships we’re building at Vancouver Shipyards, that Seaspan Shipyards was named the #1 defence company in Canada in 2022. We also held a keel laying ceremony for the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel and launched our HoloShip facility, an immersive visualization system to develop, integrate, test and demonstrate new digital twin capabilities.

Seaspan goes green

Not literally, of course. The recognizable Seaspan-red is not going anywhere. However, in 2022 we went green in a big way. From completing construction on a new marine habitat beside Vancouver Shipyards, to transitioning our tugboat fleet to 100% biofuel, Seaspan will continue to be a marine leader in sustainability.

Creating meaningful partnerships with our neighbours

Seaspan is committed to developing respectful relationships and engaging in constructive consultation with our neighbouring Indigenous communities. Through this commitment, we were excited to announce a number of new and extended partnerships and investments in 2022 for both Seaspan Marine and Seaspan Shipyards. 

The heart of Seaspan – our people

Seaspan would not be the organization it is today without our incredible workforce. From designing ships to operating tugboats, Seaspan’s business is diverse, and so too are our employees. We’ve had the opportunity to profile many inspiring members of our Seaspan team in 2022.