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Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau Visits Port aux Basques Terminal

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

Earlier today, Marine Atlantic had the pleasure of welcoming the federal Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, to our terminal facilities in Port aux Basques. I was pleased to join the Minister and our interim Board of Directors Chair Sharon Duggan in providing an overview of the positive things that have been taking place (Read More)

Marine Atlantic’s 2015 Annual Public Meeting

by Darrell Mercer

Yesterday, we held our 2015 Annual Public Meeting in St. John’s, NL. Marine Atlantic’s Corporate Governance Committee Chair Sharon Duggan was joined by the President and CEO Paul Griffin, and Vice President Finance Shawn Leamon in presenting the 2014-15 financial statements and an overview of the Corporation’s activities.   The Annual Public Meeting is designed (Read More)

Marine Atlantic to Hold 2015 Annual Public Meeting

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic will hold its 2015 Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, December 9 in St. John’s. Sharon Duggan, a member of Marine Atlantic’s Board of Directors and Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee, will be joined by our President and CEO, Paul Griffin, and Vice President of Finance, Shawn Leamon, to present our 2014-15 financial (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)

Over the past five years, Marine Atlantic has been making significant upgrades to its service including fleet renewal, shore-based infrastructure upgrades and business process enhancements. These upgrades have been possible through a five-year, $521 million investment announced by the Government of Canada in Budget 2010.   While this five-year funding envelope expired at the end (Read More)

Check out our Latest YouTube Video!

by Darrell Mercer

Have you ever wondered the role that Marine Atlantic plays in transporting people and goods between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia? Have you been told about the significant service improvements that have been made in reliability, customer satisfaction, and on time performance with our new fleet? Do you like cool infographics and energetic music that makes (Read More)

Fleet Renewal – Working to Get the Right Vessels for our Service

by Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience

Fleet renewal is a never ending discussion at Marine Atlantic. Changing customer needs and demand alone would prompt a continual review of what a future fleet might look like, and when you add in other variables such as improving and emerging technology, the evolution of ship design, the capacity requirements to meet the traffic demand (Read More)

Our Focus Is On Changing For You

by Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience

Marine Atlantic operates in the North Atlantic ocean, a very challenging environment, especially during difficult weather conditions. For decades, our crews and passengers have experienced strong winds, severe sea conditions and heavy ice that have impacted our schedule, especially during the period from late fall to early spring. This year is no different with numerous (Read More)

MV Atlantic Vision Lease Agreement Renewed until November 2017

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

Earlier today, Marine Atlantic and the Government of Canada announced the renewal of the charter agreement for the MV Atlantic Vision until November 2017. The MV Atlantic Vision has been in service with Marine Atlantic since 2009 and travels between Port aux Basques and North Sydney, and is also recognized as the seasonal vessel that (Read More)

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)