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Irving Shipbuilding Chooses GEODIS for Inbound Logistics Contract

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI), headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has recently announced its decision to award the inbound logistics contract for its ship construction and repair projects to GEODIS, a prominent global logistics company.

The contract, a significant component of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Program, will see GEODIS managing inbound logistics services for ISI’s facilities in Halifax. Specifically, the services will cater to three major shipbuilding programs: the Canadian Surface Combatant, Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships, and Halifax Class Frigate Repair Contracts.

GEODIS’ Project Logistics team in Canada will spearhead the management of this contract, leveraging the company’s extensive global network of offices to ensure seamless operations. With the aid of GEODIS’ proprietary IT systems, ISI will benefit from enhanced visibility across its entire supply chain.

According to Michael Snow, Director of Supply Chain at Irving Shipbuilding, GEODIS was selected based on its global reach and exceptional logistics capabilities. The decision was further influenced by GEODIS’ commitment to engaging local companies, aligning with ISI’s objective of fulfilling its Industrial Technological Benefits obligations under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy, integral to the National Shipbuilding Strategy, aims to stimulate job creation, innovation, and economic growth. ISI’s programs play a vital role in supporting these objectives by revitalizing Canadian shipyards, strengthening the naval industrial base, and promoting employment opportunities.

Luke Mace, Senior Vice President of Project Logistics at GEODIS, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Irving Shipbuilding, highlighting GEODIS’ extensive experience in defense and marine logistics. Mace emphasized GEODIS’ ability to tailor solutions to meet specific client and governmental requirements, all while maintaining a commitment to safety.

This collaboration marks a significant milestone for both Irving Shipbuilding and GEODIS, underscoring their shared commitment to excellence in maritime logistics. As Irving Shipbuilding continues to play a pivotal role in Canada’s naval industry, partnerships like these will be instrumental in driving innovation, efficiency, and economic growth.

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