Seaspan Investing in Vancouver Drydock Expansion
Seaspan Shipyards is making substantial investments to upgrade and expand its Vancouver Drydock infrastructure to help grow the company's ship repair and maintenance operations in British Columbia and to better serve the Pacific Northwest. Seaspan received permit approval to extend its North Vancouver drydock facilities to increase capacity and service additional vessels.
Marine Industry Created $9.6 Billion in Economic Activity in Ontario Last Year
A new independent study identified the economic impacts created by all cargo and vessel activity in Ontario in 2022 and demonstrates that the industry supported 67,154 jobs and provided $3.95 billion in wages, generating $1.95 billion in taxes and created $9.6 billion in economic activity.
Hanwha Ocean to Join Canadian Patrol Submarine Project
Hanwha Ocean of Korea signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with four Canadian partners for long-term cooperation on the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project: CAE, Modest Tree, Des Nedhe Group and J Squared Technologies.
Maintaining a Navy – An Interview with Director General Maritime Programme Management, Department of National Defence, Cmdre Keith Coffen
This interview with Cmdre Keith Coffen discusses the status and future plans for the RCN’s vessels.
Feds Sign $38.6M Contract to Buy MV Fanafjord for N.S.-P.E.I. Ferry Route
The federal government is paying $38.6 million to buy a Norwegian car and passenger ferry to replace MV Holiday Island, which was scrapped after an engine fire in the Northumberland Strait in 2022.
Seaspan Deploys SmartDock Autodocking on the First of Two Ferries
Canada’s Seaspan Ferries, which operates between Vancouver Island and the Canadian mainland, has just fitted the first of two vessels with the Wärtsilä ANCS SmartDock autodocking system.
Port Authority Breathing New Life into Canal Lands
Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) is breathing new life into eight hectares of unused industrial land on the east side of Port Colborne. Declared surplus to the operation of the Welland Canal, the lands owned by Transport Canada are the future site of a proposed Great Lakes Innovation Centre, new industry and conservation.
Le bateau multipêche qui fera la différence
La firme d’architecture navale Navanex lance un tout nouveau navire multipêche, qui pourra se consacrer à la pêche au crabe au printemps et à la pêche au sébaste en hiver.
Lessons from Britain’s National Shipbuilding Strategy
Shipbuilding is complex and challenging, and there are lessons to be learned from how Britain has been working across government to solve shipbuilding problems.
New Study Launched Highlighting the Positive Impacts of Turning Down the Volume
New study by the University of Southampton, commissioned by the International Chamber of Shipping, highlights synergies between the implementation of energy efficiency measures and reduction of underwater radiated noise.
Engine Failure Sends Canadian Coast Guard Ship into Early Refit
A Canadian Coast Guard ship on patrol in the Bay of Fundy experienced an emergency engine shutdown last month that has forced it out of service.
Wärtsilä Introduces World-First 4-Stroke Engine-Based Ammonia Solution
Technology group Wärtsilä has introduced the marine sector’s first commercially available 4-stroke engine-based solution for ammonia fuel. The new solution enables a significant advance in sustainable shipping operations – during a time in which ship owners are seeking viable options among green fuels.
Australian Government Supportive of Strategic Fleet Development Proposals
The Australian Government has released the report of the Independent Taskforce on the Strategic Fleet, along with its official response to the report, confirming a commitment to delivering a Strategic Fleet of up to 12 vessels that will help Australia build resilience to freight disruptions while supporting their maritime workforce and sovereign capability.
Ocean Marine Works Inc. Announces Move to Sorel-Tracy
The maritime company Ocean Group announces that it will bring together part of the activities of its subsidiary Ocean Marine Works Inc. in Sorel-Tracy's Ludger-Simard industrial park by the end of the year. This move will consolidate Ocean Group's presence in Sorel-Tracy, where the company already has harbour towing facilities.
Canadian Corvettes in the Second World War – A General History
This historical article examines the “Flower Class” corvettes and their use in Canadian naval history.