WESTAC MEMBER SINCE: 1974
Seaspan is an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal marine transportation, shipdocking/ship escort, ship repair and shipbuilding services in Western North America. In addition to the marine transportation services offered directly through Seaspan, commercial ferry, shipyard and bunkering services are provided via affiliate companies: Marine Petrobulk, Seaspan Ferries, Vancouver Drydock, Vancouver Shipyards and Victoria Shipyards. The scope of Seaspans services, the quality of its employees and over a century of successful participation in coastal commerce, make the company a major partner in the economy of the Pacific Northwest. In 2011, Seaspans Vancouver Shipyard was selected to build non-combat vessels for Canada, a contract potentially worth $8 billion over the next 30 years. This program will provide steady work and will create more than 5,000 direct and indirect jobs, strengthen educational partnerships with post secondary institutions, and provide a unique opportunity to hire apprentices and provide long-term training. The shipyard is currently undergoing a $200 million shipyard modernization.