Archives Posted in December 2014

Earlier today, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt joined Marine Atlantic’s President and CEO Paul Griffin for a tour of the new terminal building currently under construction in North Sydney, Nova Scotia. The new facility is scheduled to be open and operational in spring 2015. The new terminal building, including design, site preparation and construction, is estimated (Read More)




Happy Holidays from Marine Atlantic

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

I’m always amazed at how quickly time can pass. Here we are, another year has come and gone, offering us all an opportunity to stand back and reflect on the past twelve months – our successes, achievements, and improvements. We also have the opportunity to prepare for the potential offered by a new year. At (Read More)




From December 19-21, Marine Atlantic will join more than 60 other venues participating in “The Shortest Day”, a three-day celebration of short films which will be offered as free screenings across the country.  A partnership between Telefilm Canada, Sodec Quebec and the National Film Board of Canada, “The Shortest Day” is an entertaining way of (Read More)




Marine Atlantic’s Fuel Purchasing Practices

by Darrell Mercer

As a follow-up to our original blog related to the fuel surcharge, we have received inquiries regarding our fuel purchasing practices. Given the fuel volumes required to operate our service and traditional cost swings associated with fuel, we have a program in place with the goal of providing a stable pricing model for our customers (Read More)




Proud of our History - The MV Lucy Maud Montgomery

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the MV Lucy Maud Montgomery which serviced the Cape Tormentine-Borden crossing and the North Sydney-Port (Read More)




Proud of our History - The tugboat Taskall

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service. In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the tugboat Taskall which had an attachment to Marine Atlantic and its predecessors between 1958 (Read More)




Every fall, thousands of hunters travel to the Newfoundland and Labrador woods, bogs and mountains in search of big game. While residents of the province enjoy the quality time they spend outdoors, there are many non-resident hunters from across Canada and the United States who enjoy the experience just as much. At Marine Atlantic, we (Read More)




Marine Atlantic’s Fuel Surcharge

by Darrell Mercer

  Marine Atlantic, like many other transportation providers, charges a fuel surcharge to help offset the cost of fuel to operate our service. While international crude oil prices are currently trending downward, that doesn’t mean Marine Atlantic is seeing any cost savings. In actual fact, the price per litre Marine Atlantic is paying today for (Read More)