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Customer Advisory – Samsung Galaxy Note 7

by Kim Snow, Customer Relationships Manager

For the protection and safety of passengers and crew, Marine Atlantic is urging customers to take extra precautions when travelling with or transporting Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices. Pursuant to Transport Canada’s recent advisory related to the usage and storage of the devices on board aircraft, Marine Atlantic is asking customers not to leave the (Read More)

Customers are advised that regulations regarding the transportation of fuel on ferries are strictly enforced.  Under federal legislation, Marine Atlantic is subject to responsibilities as outlined under the Cargo Fumigation and Tackle Regulations, Section 151 (1)(d) which include: (d) the vehicle is carrying, outside the fuel tank, no more than 25 L of the fuel (Read More)

Supporting Our Communities

by Deborah Inkpen

Each year Marine Atlantic sponsors the Atlantic Provincial Trucking Organization’s Good Samaritan award. The award is given to an individual who demonstrates an act of charity and/or provides assistance to those in need. This year’s award winner was Stephen Bartlett of Armour Transportation Systems. The award was presented during the APTA Annual Meeting. The following (Read More)

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

by Keith Castonguay, Director of Health, Safety and Environment

Trick-or-Treat! Are you ready to greet all of the little superheroes, ghosts and princesses as they come knocking on your door this Halloween? We all enjoy seeing the excitement on the children’s faces as they come in search of that special treat; however, we also have an important role as parents and neighbours to ensure (Read More)

Keeping You Safe and Secure – Our Top Priority

by John Trickett, Manager Corporate Security and Emergency Preparedness

Your safety and security are the greatest considerations in everything we do at Marine Atlantic, with our goal always being the safe and secure transportation of goods and people between the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. And while our knowledgeable customer experience team is always looking for ways to enhance the overall (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)

Be Safe When Decorating for the Holiday Season

by Keith Castonguay, Director of Health, Safety and Environment

For many of us, decorating our houses or businesses for the holiday season is an annual event that can make this time of year even more special. Whether it is hanging lights, decorating a Christmas tree or lighting candles, there are many safety precautions we can take to ensure we can enjoy these holiday activities (Read More)

May 4-10 is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

May 4 – 10 has been designated as this year’s North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Now in its’ eighteenth year, governments, employers and workers across North America will take time out from their normal activities to promote the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace and at home. Marine Atlantic (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)

Winter Driving - Please Respect Environmental Conditions

by Darrell Mercer

Unlike those tropical islands in the Caribbean with their warm conditions between January and April, the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia offer something a little more exciting during the winter months. Who needs white sandy beaches when you can have white fluffy snow and cool, refreshing temperatures to keep your senses awake!  (Read More)