Seaspan has a rich heritage in the coastal communities of British Columbia. Over the years, we have earned a favorable reputation for the customers we serve. The management and employees of Seaspan are dedicated to the retaining that reputation by employing continuous improvement to drive our core value of efficiency in every facet of the business."
Ian McIver, President Seaspan Energy
Marine transportation & support services for coastal industries
With over a century’s experience navigating in some of the world’s most complex and difficult waters, Seaspan Marine is the largest and most diverse tug & barge company on Canada’s West Coast.
Seaspan has industry-leading safety systems and the best safety performance in the industry. We train and test our mariners extensively, partnering with Seaways Global to provide intensive classroom and hands-on instruction using our in-house state-of-the art tugboat simulators. Whether gently docking ships or rapidly executing emergency maneuvers, our mariners know exactly what to do and they do it right, every time.
Years of Operation
Ship Docking, Tanker Escort & Emergency Towing
Seaspan Marine offers the most modern, powerful tug fleet in Western Canada,providing fully manned tugs 24-hours a day 365-days a year. Seaspan provides ship assist & docking, tanker escort and emergency towing services for Vancouver Harbour and other locations in British Columbian waters.
Seaspan Marine Petrobulk supplies all grades of bunker fuels to vessels entering the ports of Vancouver, New Westminster, Victoria and more. Marine Petrobulk operates a fleet of three double-hulled bunker barges that service cruise ships, bulk carriers, and tankers.
Commerical Ferry Services
Seaspan Ferries serves the Vancouver Island supply chain with the most reliable customer-focused commercial ferry service. Seaspan Ferries provides a daily, scheduled drop trailer ferry service for general freight products, consumer goods, regulated commodities and automobiles through Swartz Bay and Duke Point terminals.
Tug & Barge Services
Seaspan Marine has the most extensive collection of tugs and barges on Canada’s West Coast. We provide transportation of raw materials & finished goods for the forestry industry, have specialized barges for transportation of bulk chemicals and oil products, and have an extensive fleet of flat-deck and bulk-material barges suitable for transportation of construction materials and project cargo.
HaiSea Marine is a joint venture majority owned by the Haisla Nation in partnership with Seaspan ULC. Both partners have considerable experience and knowledge of operating in Northern British Columbia, making HaiSea a natural choice for providing responsible and dependable marine services in the region.
President, Seaspan Energy
As President, Seaspan Marine Transportation, Ian is accountable for the company’s overall operations and performance with a strong focus on safety, stakeholder relations and customer service excellence. Ian’s industry expertise and market understanding, coupled with a highly strategic approach and a focus on operational excellence builds on and expands Seaspan’s logistics service offering, meeting the increasingly complex needs of our marine customer base.
President, Seaspan Marine Transportation
Derek Ollmann, President, Seaspan Marine Transportation, effective January 1, 2023, began his transportation career in 1999 and most recently served as President of Montana Rail Link. Prior to MRL, Derek served as President of Southern Railway where he first joined The Washington Companies. Over his 23 years in the transportation industry Derek has held progressively senior roles overseeing all aspects of marketing & sales, operations, maintenance and engineering. Under Derek’s leadership, MRL received the Presidential Safety Award from the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association in recognition of MRL’s outstanding safety performance for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021.