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Marine Atlantic to Offer Onboard Wi-Fi Pilot Project

by Colin Tibbo, Chief Information Officer

Over the past couple of years, we have been working to improve corporate vessel internet and application connectivity access onboard our vessels travelling between North Sydney and Port aux Basques. As part of this approach, new infrastructure was installed on Bell cellular towers in southwestern Newfoundland and Cape Breton. Our initial project phases focused on (Read More)

North Sydney Terminal Receives Silver LEED Certification

by Murray Hupman, Vice President of Operations

The designation demonstrates that the building has achieved high performance in key areas of human and environmental health. Marine Atlantic is committed to providing an environmentally responsible service that protects the environment in which we operate. As part of this commitment, we were pleased to recently be recognized by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) (Read More)

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)

Summer Traffic Up and Argentia Trial Discount Deemed a Success

by Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience

Earlier today, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Placentia Bay Industrial Showcase to share some of the positive news we experienced from our summer season. Through our initial analysis of summer traffic, we have seen significant growth in passengers travelling through both Port aux Basques and Argentia ports. Through Port aux Basques, we’ve (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)

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)