Archives Posted in June 2015

June 25 is International Day of the Seafarer

by Dave Frew, Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Affairs

Every year on June 25, the United Nations observes the International Day of the Seafarer to recognize the efforts of the many men and women who work in valuable marine careers. Organized by the International Maritime Organization, millions of people around the world learn more about the work and dedication of those who serve on (Read More)




Proud of our History - Time-Chartered vessels

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 some of the time-chartered vessels used by Marine Atlantic and its predecessors to transport people (Read More)




Welcome Back to our Argentia Ferry Service!

by Darrell Mercer

Nothing says summer in Newfoundland and Labrador more than the beginning of Marine Atlantic’s seasonal Argentia ferry service. And good news, summer has finally arrived; our Argentia ferry service officially begins today! So go ahead, put away that winter coat, find your shorts and t-shirts, breakout the speedos (I’ll keep mine buried in the drawer (Read More)




Proud of our History - MV Marine Packer

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 Marine Packer which operated on the coastal Newfoundland and Labrador service from 1974-1994. (Read More)




Each year, Marine Atlantic recognizes an employee who volunteers their time and skills to support their community. Through these outstanding volunteer achievements and upholding and representing Marine Atlantic’s values, this employee is presented with the Volunteer of the Year Award.   This year’s recipient is Steven Macdonald who is a founder and dedicated volunteer with (Read More)




Proud of our History - Lewisporte, NL

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 Lewisporte, NL, an important coastal port dating back to the early 1900s. Strategically located in (Read More)




Vessel Profile - MV Atlantic Vision

by Darrell Mercer

The MV Atlantic Vision joined Marine Atlantic’s fleet in 2009. With 150 cabins, numerous dining options, 200 reclining chairs and relaxing seating areas, the vessel has introduced a whole new sailing experience between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.   When preparing to name the vessel, Marine Atlantic held a contest and invited customers and the general (Read More)




The Newfoundland and Labrador commercial industry has been a proud supporter in raising funds and generating smiles for the Janeway Children’s Hospital for the past several years. In what has become an annual tradition, the commercial industry comes together during the weekend of the Janeway Telethon to raise funds to help the sick kids who (Read More)




Proud of our History - the SS Portia

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 SS Portia which serviced Newfoundland coastal communities from 1904-1940. As part of the late (Read More)




New North Sydney Terminal Officially Opens

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

It’s another exciting day for Marine Atlantic as we officially open our new terminal building in North Sydney. This $20 million, state-of-the-art facility is modern, efficient, environmentally friendly, and offers many new amenities for customers.   This new building was several years in the making. We recognized an operational need to make our marshalling activities (Read More)