Marina Ploughman was 15 years old when she took the trip of a lifetime – through the ice-infected cold waters of the North Atlantic, aboard a legendary boat – The S.S. Northern Ranger. The year was 1953 and she was heading back home to Port au Choix from St. John’s, where she had journeyed for (Read More)

Happy Holidays

by Don Barnes, President and CEO

The holiday season is a time for us to reflect on our accomplishments from the past year and focus on what is important in our daily lives. For Marine Atlantic, we just celebrated 120 years of the Gulf crossing between Port aux Basques and North Sydney. Since 1898, our service has helped connect families, deliver the products needed for special holiday (Read More)

Here’s to all our Commercial Drivers!

by Kimberly Snow, Manager of Customer Relationships

Take a look around at everything you see and use. The coffee you just took a sip from, the mail you received from a loved one, or the supper you’ll eat later today are all a result of a commercial drivers’ hard work. As the holiday season approaches, a lot of us don’t have to (Read More)

We recognize that the past couple of weeks have been challenging from a weather perspective for our customers and are very aware of the inconvenience that this has caused. We know that this is a very busy time of year as more people and goods are being transported on our service in anticipation of the (Read More)

Marine Atlantic to Hold 2018 Annual Public Meeting

by Corporate Communications

Marine Atlantic will hold its 2018 Annual Public Meeting on December 14 in St. John’s. We will be live streaming the meeting on our website beginning at 11:00am NL time. The Annual Public Meeting will provide an update on Marine Atlantic’s fiscal year initiatives and investments, with this year’s meeting focusing on the period April (Read More)

Remembrance Day – November 11, 2018

by Don Barnes, President and CEO

On November 11th, Remembrance Day, we take the time to reflect, remember and honour those in armed forces who have lost their lives serving our country and fighting for our freedom. More than a million-and-a-half Canadians served overseas and more than 100,000 died. We also remember those who stayed in Canada and served on our (Read More)

Updates to our Cannabis Policies

by Kimberly Snow, Manager of Customer Relationships

On October 17, 2018, the Government of Canada legalized the use of cannabis in Canada. Like many other companies across the country, we have been working to determine how to best serve the needs of our customers and employees while recognizing the unique service we provide and locations in which we operate. After detailed review, we (Read More)

Marine Atlantic Receives Employment Equity Award

by Dave Frew, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Human Resources

At Marine Atlantic, diversity and inclusion is an important priority for our people, our customers, our community relationships and our company. Our success is driven by our people and we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and respectful workplace. We recognize the benefits associated with being a diverse and inclusive organization. That is why (Read More)

Our Canadian Forces Appreciation Fare

by Stefan Carew, Digital Communications Officer

  The Canadian Forces Appreciation Fare is a year-round discount offered to serving members and veterans of the Canadian Forces and is a token of appreciation for their current and past efforts in protecting the interests of the people of Canada at home and abroad. In an effort to simplify the eligibility process for the (Read More)

Be On The Lookout For Some Of Our Marine Friends

by Corporate Communications

Did you know that the Cabot Strait is home to some rich and unique marine life? Each crossing, there is a possibility that you may see some of this wildlife and to help we’ve recently launched a number of exciting onboard activities that highlight some of the majestic creatures that call the Atlantic Ocean home. (Read More)