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Marine Atlantic Vessel Profile - MV Leif Ericson

by Darrell Mercer

The MV Leif Ericson is Marine Atlantic’s longest serving vessel in the current fleet, entering service in 2001. Owned by Marine Atlantic, the vessel was named after Leif Ericson to honour the 1000th anniversary of the Norse explorer’s arrival in Newfoundland. The MV Leif Ericson has a total gross weight of 18, 523 tonnes and (Read More)

Marine Atlantic adjusts summer schedule

by Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience

Marine Atlantic has adjusted its upcoming summer schedule on our Port aux Basques-North Sydney service. The updated schedule includes 11:45 am and 11:45 pm departures from each port. We’ve made these adjustments to better match capacity and demand. To book a crossing, click here. For passengers who are already booked to travel on our Port (Read More)

As the only daily ferry service to and from the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Marine Atlantic is a proud transporter of people and commercial products. People often ask what types of items are shipped on our vessels on a daily basis.  The answer is wide-ranging, everything from fresh produce destined for the grocery store (Read More)

MAI Presents Good Samaritan Award

by Kristie Cochrane

Each year we are pleased to sponsor the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) Good Samaritan Award, which is presented to an individual who works in the trucking industry and has performed an act of charity and/or provided assistance to person/s in need or in despair, while on the job. This year’s recipient of the Good (Read More)

The Island of Newfoundland requires many goods on a daily basis to help build the local economy and protect the health of citizens. Many of these products are considered “restricted” which means special precautions must be taken to transport them across the Cabot Strait. Marine Atlantic is one of the only modes of transportation that (Read More)