21 February 2022
AGREEMENT WITH THE PORT OF VANCOUVER FOR PORT TOWING SERVICES
Ocean Group is proud to announce a 10-year agreement with the Port of Vancouver to provide port towing services at the two Roberts Bank terminals, Deltaport and Westshore Terminals. Starting July 19, Ocean Group will mobilize two DAMEN ASD Tug 2813 tugs equipped with fire fighting systems and IMO Tier III engines, starting July 19. In addition to being proud partners of the port in the ECHO program, Ocean Group meets the highest environmental standards for motorization in Canada. These tugs are therefore among the most eco-friendly operating in the Vancouver area.
This strategic positioning in the Port of Vancouver allows Ocean Group to distinguish itself by focusing on the reduction of pollutants, by offering more competitive rates, and tugs better adapted to the needs of its customers. Once again, Ocean Group reiterates its desire to become a world-class organization and to be a trusted partner for all its customers.
Ocean Group began operations in the Port of Vancouver in March 2020 with two tugs. Since then, the company has significantly increased the number of its tugs present in this territory with the arrival of new state-of-the-art tugs, and then with the acquisition of Samson Tugboats. Starting next July, Ocean Group will have eight (8) port tugs in the Vancouver area to serve its customers.
This important contract with the Port of Vancouver consolidates the company’s development and growth efforts in Western Canada. The Port of Vancouver’s goal of being the most environmentally sustainable port in the world is fully in line with Ocean Group’s fundamental values. In addition, the desire of the company and its management to develop long-term harmonious working relationships with First Nations in order to generate enviable economic opportunities and to promote sound environmental management is an important objective for the continuation of Ocean Group’s activities in Western Canada.