Seaspan Marine Transportation confirmed in late February that its lease of the Roberts Bank tug basin at the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia will cease effective July 18, and that operations are relocating to a new facility.
Seaspan has provided tugboat services at Roberts Bank for the Westshore and Deltaport terminals since 1975. However, from this July forward, Seaspan says, it will provide tug services to its customers at Westshore and Deltaport Terminals from its new facility.
“Our modern, powerful ship docking and escort tugs will continue to be crewed and available 24/7 for ship docking, ship escort and emergency services at both Westshore and Deltaport, and we will continue to provide competitive pricing for these services,” the company said in a statement.
As of mid-March, Seaspan had not indicated where it plans to move its operations.
Roberts Bank, which opened in 1970, is home to a twin-terminal port facility located on the mainland coastline in Delta, British Columbia. Its second terminal, the GCT Deltaport container facility, opened in June 1997. Seaspan provides tugboat services to both terminals.