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Ocean Group

  • Sandra Houle posted an article
    Thank you for making this passion that animates us grow day after day! see more

    Ocean Group is proud to celebrate its 50th anniversary. In May 1972, a prosperous company was born from the vision of a man who was not afraid to take risks, and who is the pride of more than 1,000 employees. Ocean Group, founded by Gordon Bain, enjoys an enviable reputation in the marine industry, which has seen it born, grow and develop over the decades.

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    To provide harbour towing services at the two Roberts Bank terminals, Deltaport and Westshore see more

    By winning this call for tender, Ocean group has strategically positioned itself in thee Port of Vancouver and has set itself apart by emphasizing thee reduction of pollutants, more competitive rates, and tugs better adapted to the needs of its customers.

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    Ocean Group is the recipient of the RH-Meilleures pratiques presented at the Fidéides evening see more

    We are very proud to announce that Ocean Group is the recipient of the RH-Meilleures pratiques presented at the Fidéides evening of the Chambre de commerce et d’industrie de Québec (CCIQ).

    The Fidéides evening, held on October 27, is a recognized event in the business community of the Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions. It rewards companies that have distinguished themselves during the year by their business performance and the agility of their practices.

    This year, the RH – Meilleures pratiques award was given to Ocean Group because of its distinctive ways of doing things, and especially because of the efforts made on a daily basis by all of its employees to place health and safety, well-being, close management, inclusion and skills development at the heart of its practices.
    “At Ocean Group, we are convinced that our committed teams, well anchored in our culture and values, contribute directly to the success of our organization, whose growth ambitions are very important”, said Carole Goudreault, Executive Vice President -Talent and Culture, when the award was presented.

    Each award presented by the CCIQ during the Fidéides evening includes qualitative selection criteria that the committee rigorously evaluates for each application received.  It is therefore an honour to receive such a distinction.
    “This award shows that the efforts made by each of us have contributed to the achievement of our objectives. We are committed to continuing our work to keep our employees at the heart of our strategies and management practices,” said Carole Goudreault.


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    Several major contracts in British Columbia... see more

    Québec, September 27, 2021 - Ocean Group is proud to announce the acquisition of Samson Tugboats Inc., a Vancouver based company specializing in harbour towing in the Vancouver area since 2011. In March 2020, Ocean Group announced that it had been awarded several major contracts in British Columbia, including one for harbour towing services in the Port of Vancouver, with three state-of-the-art tugs. After more than a year of operations, the company now has four tugs on site to serve its clients. With the acquisition of Samson Tugboats and its two tugs, Ocean Group will now have six harbour tugs in the region, additionally being able to count on the business relationships previously established by the management of Samson Tugboats.

    "We share Canadian values of respect and integrity with Samson Tugboats and we intend to focus on the continuity of our activities, in a sustainable development perspective. The two harbour tugs will become part of Ocean Group's fleet and will meet the needs of our clientele in the Vancouver area. This acquisition is in line with our desire to have high quality standards for our clients," said Jacques Tanguay, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Group.

    This new acquisition reflects Ocean Group's objectives to continue its expansion on the Canadian West Coast and supports its determination to develop on a global scale. It is an investment in a company that is well known in the maritime industry and that has expertise that will complement Ocean Group's existing efforts in this region thus enhancing Ocean`s local footprint.


    Ocean Group is a major maritime company operating mainly in Quebec, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and the Caribbean. Nearly 950 employees carry out a multitude of projects its in the four main complementary business, namely shipbuilding and repair, harbour towing and marine transportation, specialized marine equipment rental and dredging, and electrotechnology.

    For information:

    Philippe Filion, MAP, Director – Corporate and Public Affairs, Ocean Group

    418-694-1414, extension 259 or 418-928-7056

     September 27, 2021
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    Revamping the MV Joseph Savard see more

    Ocean Group obtains the largest contract in its history for the modernization of a ferry. The Quebec shipyard will be responsible for revamping the MV Joseph-Savard, a ship of the Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ).

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