Seaspan Shipyards Takes Top Spot Amongst Canada’s Defence Industry

May 9, 2022

Seaspan Shipyards has been ranked #1 by Canadian Defence Review in their annual list of the top 100 defence companies in the country.

The list recognizes Canada’s defence industry leaders based on their economic impact, innovation, contribution to the nation’s security, corporate integrity and support for Canada’s military.

“The global pandemic has reinforced the benefits of having a domestic capability and supply chains,” said Mark Lamarre, CEO of Seaspan Shipyards. “It is critical that Canada has a strong sovereign shipbuilding, ship repair and overhaul capability that enables Canada’s Navy and Coast Guard to fulfil their missions to protect our waterways, conduct climate and ocean research, safeguard our interests at home and around the world, and ensure Canada’s security and sovereignty, particularly in the Arctic.”

Seaspan Shipyards is Canada’s long-term, strategic shipbuilding partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The vessels being designed and built for the Canadian Coast Guard are all ice-capable, and the two Joint Support Ships being built for the Royal Canadian Navy will provide vital in-service support for Canada’s West Coast fleet of frigates and submarines.

“Seaspan has quickly grown from a respectable, modest shipyard into one of the most modern shipyards in North America,” added Lamarre. “This ranking is well-deserved recognition for our 2,700 talented and resilient employees at Seaspan Shipyards and for the outstanding efforts and commitment of our customers, federal government partners and suppliers across the country. ”

Read the full feature story in Canadian Defence Review and learn more about the ships we’re building for Canada.