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 Shipyards Takes Top Spot Amongst Canada’s Defence Industry
- Canadian Coast Guard Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel Achieves Important Construction Milestone
- Seaspan Shipyards launches immersive visualization platform to accelerate digital transformation of shipbuilding and fleet maintenance
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.
- Protecting and Enhancing Marine Life in Burrard Inlet
- Seaspan Receives Blue Circle Award for Sixth Consecutive Year
- Seaspan Signs Contract For Two LNG Bunker Vessels For The Pacific Northwest Region
- Seaspan Employees Care for the Environment, on Earth Day – and Every Day
- Seaspan’s Commitment to Environmental Leadership Marked by More than 10 Years of Green Marine Certification
- Port authority, industry partners, test low and zero-emission fuels and technologies at the Port of Vancouver
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.
- Gitxaala And Seaspan Launch Ship Escort and Docking Service in Prince Rupert
- Snuneymuxw First Nation signs agreements with Seaspan Ferries Corporation
- National Indigenous Peoples Day: Creating Meaningful Partnerships Within our Communities
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.
- Meet a few incredible members of the Seaspan team in North Vancouver
- John McCarthy: Investing in our Most Important Asset—Our People
- National Engineering Month: Meet the Engineers Driving the Canadian Shipbuilding Industry
- Let’s Talk Science Profiles Seaspan Shipyards Liaison Engineer, Jyoti Rani
- Let’s Talk Science Profiles Seaspan Shipyards Innovation Manager, Jennifer Busler