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Canada: Rejuvenated Seaspan looks to a bright future

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Canada: Rejuvenated Seaspan looks to a bright future

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Shipbuilding in Canada has been on the wane for some years, but recently Canadian-based Seaspan has seen a flurry of orders come in that has boosted its orderbooks until the 2020s. The rapid boost in the Western Canadian shipyard was aided by a Canadian government initiative that created shipbuilding programme to rebuild the shipbuilding industry in Canada.

 

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With the fleet renewal projects on the Great Lakes, Seaspan was approached to develop a dual fuel vessel for the owner Seaspan Ferries in 2014. For this Seaspan approached Vard to assist with the design of the vessel. The first of these latest vessels, Seaspan Swift, is set to be delivered to its owner in December, with the next in the series to be delivered in