What it's all About.

Sometime in 1911, the world's first 'unsinkable ship' was built. Unfortunately, that ship was the Titanic and well, we all know how that story ends. Luckily with advancements in technology, design and so on and so on, the shipbuilding industry is hugely successful, especially right here in B.C. We've got the largest share of shipbuilding and repair establishments in Canada with shipyards located in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Victoria, Port Alberni and Nanaimo.


BC's shipbuilding and repair industry plays a major role in the province's economy by designing, building, repairing, maintaining and refitting ships for the marine transportation system. It also supports the government of Canada's naval and coast guard fleet on the west coast. B.C Shipyards have also developed certain specialties to enable them to serve the ever expanding cruise ship market, ferry construction, tug and barge construction and luxury yacht building for the export market. And if shipbuilding isn't for you, maybe ship-wrecking would be more your style.

 

Shipbuilding News

Workforce Strategy News Release, Feb. 18, 2014
February 18, 2014

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IMTARC January Newsletter 2014
January 21, 2014

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