B.C. Shipyards Are Their Strongest in Decades

By Ray DykesBCShippingNewsJuly 2 2014 Not since the busy new build years of the Second World War has the British Columbia shipbuilding and repair industry been as vibrant as it is now. That’s the feeling of Brian Carter, President of Seaspan Shipyards, as he looks at the massive preparation almost completed and ready for the… Read More

Historic Signing of MOU a Huge Success

Partnerships for Success are well underway with a historic signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Coastal Aboriginal Shipbuilding Association (CASA), Seaspan Marine, Meridian Marine, and Aggressive Tube bending Inc. The MOU was signed by the Board Members of each CASA partner, and the presidents/CEO of each CASA partner on April 24th at… Read More

We are Shipbuilders: Winners Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE We are Shipbuilders: Winners Selected to Represent B.C.’s Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Industry Vancouver, British Columbia, February 27th, 2014 – The BC Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Board (SSRB) is proud to announce the winners of the recent “Get on Board!” contest. Current and past employees of B.C.’s shipbuilding sector were encouraged to… Read More

SSRB Releases Industry Workforce Strategy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BC Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Board Releases Workforce Development Strategy Vancouver, British Columbia, February 12, 2014 – The B.C. Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Board (SSRB) is pleased to announce the release of its workforce development strategy document for the B.C. shipbuilding and ship repair industry. Towards 2020: A BC Shipbuilding & Ship… Read More

“Get on Board!” Contest: The Results

We are Shipbuilders is proud to announce the results of our recent “Get on Board!” contest. Vancouver, British Columbia, January 30th, 2014 - Current and past employees of B.C.’s shipbuilding sector were encouraged to enter and win a chance at one of three cash prizes by sharing a story, video, and/or workforce survey about their experiences… Read More

Maximizing Opportunities for Aboriginal Suppliers in the National Shipbuilding Strategy

 The Seaspan Aboriginal Business Development Coordination project has two distinct components intended to ensure maximum Aboriginal participation in the National Shipbuilding Strategy: • Ongoing engagement with Seaspan and their prime contractors to complete a process for supply chain and skills analyses, provide assistance in implementation of an Aboriginal procurement policy for Seaspan, its prime and… Read More

Recent Interprovincial Discussions on Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

On November 26th and 27th, 2013, the Industrial Marine Training and Applied Research Centre (IMTARC) in British Columbia and the Major Initiatives and Project Office (MIPO) within the Ministry of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism in Nova Scotia collaborated in bringing together provincial stakeholders (industry, post-secondary, government) in workforce and supplier development in the… Read More

B.C.’s Shipbuilding Industry Launches Campaign with Six Thousand Dollars Worth of Industry Donations in Cash Prizes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE B.C.’s Shipbuilding Industry Launches Campaign with Six Thousand Dollars Worth of Industry Donations in Cash Prizes. Vancouver, British Columbia, October 28, 2013 – The B.C. Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Board (SSRB) is kicking off its We are Shipbuilders campaign with an online contest at WeareShipbuilders.ca. Companies, including Seaspan, Point Hope Maritime, Meridian… Read More

Seaspan Shipyards Win NSPS Non-Combat Contract

Immediate Release – October 19, 2011 North Vancouver, BC – We are proud that the Federal Government has chosen Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards as the prime contractor to build the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program’s non-combat vessels. The $8 billion program will not only inject billions into the local economy, but it will create an… Read More

Vancouver Shipyards Awarded Additional NSPS Vessels

For immediate release – April 3, 2012 North Vancouver, BC — Seaspan Shipyards is pleased the Canadian Coast Guard has elected to spend $5.2 billion for the construction of additional ships under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program along with other capital expenditures as announced in last week’s Federal Budget. Under the original NSPS award from… Read More