Seaspan signs contract for new LNG bunker vessels

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Seaspan ULC has signed a shipbuilding contract for the construction of two 7600m3 LNG bunker vessels, with the option for a third vessel. This contract demonstrates Seaspan’s commitment to bringing a safe and innovative LNG bunkering solution to the West Coast of North America but also shows leadership in supporting the transition to cleaner, lower-emission marine fuels in British Columbia, Canada, and the world. Seaspan is also actively looking at decreasing the carbon intensity of LNG and considering solutions such as accessing renewable natural gas (RNG) to create a lower-carbon option.

With its existing LNG-powered ferries, Escort DF (LNG and Diesel) tugs for HaiSea Marine and LNG-fueled vessel conversion program at Seaspan Shipyards in Victoria, Seaspan is positioned as an industry-leading Canadian marine company with advanced LNG capabilities and expertise.  Seaspan is the first Canadian company to order LNG Bunker tonnage for the Pacific Northwest. The first vessel is expected to be delivered and in operation in 2024.

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