Marine Industry Supply Chains of Canadian Shipyards in the Era of the National Shipbuilding Strategy

On 16 October 2020, RUSI(NS), collaborating with the Canadian Marine Industries and Shipbuilding Association, hosted video-conference presentations by Steven Christiansen, Vice President Supply Chain Management, Seaspan Shipyards; Lindsey Kettel, Executive Vice President, Chantier Davie Canada; and Philippe Flébus, Director Procurement & Infrastructure, Groupe Océan; titled “Marine Industry Supply Chains of Canadian Shipyards in the era of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.”

Canadian Shipyards have a significant impact for the national and local economies through their supply chains. The three experts shared their views on:
• The economic impact of their projects;
• Canadian aspects of their supply chain — size, geographic distribution and number of companies;
• How other companies might get involved in current or future projects; and
• How Canadians yards could position themselves for future national and international opportunities, and how supply chains and governments might assist.

PDF of the presentations are available at:

  1. Groupe Océan
  2. Chantier Davie
  3. Seaspan Shipyards

RUSI(NS) Staff

Editorial Staff at RUSI (NS). This work is the sole opinion of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or the Royal United Services Institute of Nova Scotia.