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Canada’s Irving awards Geodis inbound logistics contract

DUBAI, April 15, 2024

Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding has awarded a contract to provide inbound logistics services for ship construction and repair projects has been awarded to global logistics company, Geodis.
 
The contract, which will be managed by 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 to supply three shipbuilding programmes:  the Canadian Surface Combatant, Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships, and Halifax Class Frigate Repair Contracts. Utilising Geodis proprietary IT systems, ISI will achieve total asset visibility throughout their 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 Irving Shipbuilding fulfil its Industrial Technological Benefits obligations under the Canadian Government’s National Shipbuilding Strategy” said Michael Snow, Irving Shipbuilding’s Director of Supply Chain.
 
Revitalising shipyards
The Canadian Government’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy seeks to leverage defence and Canadian Coast Guard procurements to contribute to jobs, innovation, and economic growth across the country. In line with these aims, The National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) set a plan to revitalise Canadian shipyards, bolster the Canadian Naval industrial base, renew Canada’s fleet, and to promote job creation. Irving Shipbuilding’s programmes are an integral part of these policies.
 
“With our extensive experience in the defense 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,” said Luke Mace, Geodis, Senior Vice President Project Logistics. “We are very excited to be working with Irving Shipbuilding, a company that has constructed over 80% of Canada’s Navy at sea and we look forward to continuing to build our presence in Canada through this partnership.”--TradeArabia News Service
 
 



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