Arctia Ready to Support Canada

The Finnish shipowner Arctia Ltd. is moving forward to support Canada in icebreaking and towing services. The company has responded to the Canadian Government’s Request for Information and Industry Consultation for Interim Icebreaking and Towing Capability for the Canadian Coast Guard, and continues to follow the tendering process. Arctia’s purpose-built icebreaker fleet is promptly available, and can serve the Canadian industry and Arctic communities within weeks. “We were quite surprised yesterday reading the news stating that negotiations will be launched with one interested supplier for the conversion and lease of…

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Quebec’s National Assembly calls on Canadian Prime Minister to Reform the National Shipbuilding Strategy

Davie Shipbuilding thanks the Members of National Assembly of Quebec, and Premier Couillard specifically, for passing a unanimously adopted motion today calling on the Trudeau government to amend the faltering National Shipbuilding Strategy to include Quebec and save 1200 middle-class shipbuilding jobs. “The federal government is going to invest almost $100 billion dollarsover the next 20 to 30 years on its fleet renewal.  Quebec represents 50% of Canada’s shipbuilding capacity and 23% of Canada’s tax base yet it is receiving less than 1% of federal spending on shipbuilding,” said Alex Vicefield, Chairman, Davie Shipyard.  “Today, Quebec is at risk of losing a significant…

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Federal Government seeks proposals for interim services during icebreaking season

Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf the Canadian Coast Guard, has issued two Requests for Supply Arrangements (RFSA) to address a short- term need in the Canadian Coast Guard’s delivery of additional services on the Saint-Lawrence and the Great Lakes. These supply arrangements will allow the Coast Guard to continue to deliver high quality and critical services to Canadians such as providing navigation support and icebreaking for safe transportation of commercial goods through Canadian waters as well supporting environmental response. These services will be used when necessary, to complement Coast Guard’s…

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81 Companies Attend Seaspan’s Third Annual Atlantic Canada Industry Day

104 people representing 81 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ third annual Atlantic Canada Industry Day in Halifax today. During the session, attendees received an update on Seaspan Shipyards’ progress on its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) Non-Combat package of vessels and associated supply chain opportunities. “Seaspan Shipyards’ work on the National Shipbuilding Strategy’s Non-Combat package of vessels is having a solid impact on the Canadian economy and helping to create thousands of jobs across the country,” said Brian Carter, President & CEO – Seaspan Shipyards. “Our partnerships with Canadian companies will ensure…

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