Richmond, BC, Canada, December 10, 2018 – Bridgemans Services Group LP wishes to announce that Bridgemans Marine Transport has entered a joint venture agreement with the Haisla First Nation that will enable the company to provide marine transportation solutions and support services in the Douglas Channel and Kitimat region.
The Bridgemans Kitamaat Joint Venture will help to stimulate growth opportunities in the community and provide specific marine based employment for its members for decades to come.
“As a partnership group, we have a long history of successfully doing business with First Nations communities, and especially the Haisla Nation, with our large format Floatel solution in 2014. Our goals are always to provide training and advancement in Marine career opportunities and expand our fleet on the Douglas Channel,” said Brian Grange, President of Bridgemans. “This partnership is a good example, and one that I hope we continue to replicate with other coastal First Nations communities.”
“We are extremely proud of this partnership with Bridgemans, and currently have a strong contingency of Haisla members working on the water with Bridgemans and integrating with local project proponents,” said Crystal Smith, Chief Councillor of the Haisla Nation.” As industry ramps up in 2019, the business activity in our traditional territory will dramatically increase. The Douglas Channel is our home and being a part of the ongoing marine based services and management of our waters is of great importance to our membership.”