Geodis has been awarded a contract for inbound logistics services for ship construction and repair projects in Canada, as part of Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding Inc.’s (ISI) participation in a national shipbuilding programme.

Geodis lands ISI inbound logistics contract supporting Canadian shipbuilding

Source: Geodis

The contract, which will be managed by the Geodis project logistics team in Canada, with support from the company’s global network of offices, will cover all inbound shipments to ISI facilities in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The contract is related to three shipbuilding programmes:  the Canadian Surface Combatant, Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships, and Halifax Class Frigate Repair Contracts. Utilising proprietary IT systems from Geodis, ISI will achieve total asset visibility throughout the supply chain.

“Geodis was selected based on its global presence and industry-leading logistics capabilities, combined with a commitment to engage with local companies to provide this critical service. Accordingly, this contract helps ISI fulfil its industrial technological benefits obligations under the Canadian government’s national shipbuilding strategy,” said Michael Snow, ISI’s director of supply chain. 

Luke Mace, senior vice president project logistics at Geodis, said he was excited to work with ISI, “a company that has constructed over 80 percent of Canada’s Navy at sea and we look forward to continuing to build our presence in Canada through this partnership”. He added: “With our extensive experience in the defence and marine logistics sectors, we were able to provide a tailor-made solution focused on very specific client and governmental requirements, in a zero-harm environment.”