Seaspan is a privately-owned 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.
Seaspan Shipyards is a North Vancouver, BC-based shipbuilding firm currently executing the design phase of a large contract to build vessels for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard. Seaspan has indicated it may also be interested in bidding on the potential construction of new ferries for the BC Ferry Authority.
The company is part of the Washington Marine Group, an affiliate of The Washington Companies, which is a group of transportation and natural resource-related businesses controlled by the Wahington family.(Source: Various)
One company in the group - Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) - charters container vessels on long-term contracts to liner operators that need to expand their fleets (Source: Company website).