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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)

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)

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)

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)

Marine Atlantic to Hold 2014 Annual Public Meeting

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic will hold its 2014 Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, November 5 in St. John’s. Our Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee Sharon Duggan, will be joined by our President and CEO, Paul Griffin, and Vice President of Finance, Shawn Leamon, to present our 2013-14 financial statements and to provide an overview of our (Read More)

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)

Over the past five years, Marine Atlantic has undertaken a significant renewal process to upgrade our fleet, infrastructure and business processes. All of these investments and improvements are designed to strengthen the travel experience that you, our customers, enjoy when using our service. So, if you are travelling with us in the near future, what (Read More)