Agreement with the Port of Vancouver for Harbour Towing Services

Feb 22, 2022

Québec, February 21, 2022 – Ocean Group is proud to announce a 10-year agreement with the Port of Vancouver to provide harbour towing services at the two Roberts Bank terminals, Deltaport and Westshore Terminals. To carry out this agreement, 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.

By winning this call for tender, Ocean Group has strategically positioned itself in the Port of Vancouver and has set itself apart by emphasizing the reduction of pollutants, 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.

“This important new agreement with the Port of Vancouver solidifies our development and growth efforts in Western Canada. The Port of Vancouver’s vision to be the most sustainable port in the world aligns well with our values and actions. Developing long-term relationships with First Nations to create economic opportunities and limit environmental impacts is an essential part of our business,” said Jacques Tanguay, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Group. Ocean Group began operations in the Port of Vancouver in March 2020. Since then, the company has considerably increased the number of tugs in this area, with the arrival of new state-of-theart tugs and the acquisition of Samson Tugboats. As of next July, Ocean Group will have eight (8) harbour tugs in the Vancouver area to serve its customers.

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Philippe Filion
Director – Public Affairs
Phone : 418-694-1414, extension 2259
Cell : 418-928-7056
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