Thanking Our Commercial Customers

by Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience

The commercial industry plays an integral role in transporting the goods that are consumed each and every day throughout Atlantic Canada. Whether it is ensuring that store shelves are stocked, hospitals have vital supplies to provide care, or equipment is available to help accomplish many of the tasks that we take for granted, commercial drivers (Read More)

Marine Atlantic to Hold 2017 Annual Public Meeting

by Corporate Communications

Marine Atlantic will hold its 2017 Annual Public Meeting on Monday, November 6 in St. John’s. The Annual Public Meeting is designed to provide an update on the Corporation’s performance, fiscal year initiatives and investments, with this year’s meeting focusing on the period April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. For anyone interested in attending (Read More)

Remembering the 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of the SS Caribou

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

The SS Caribou continues to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the thousands of seafarers and families who remember the tragedy that took place in the Cabot Strait on an October night 75 years ago. On October 14, 1942, the SS Caribou was en route from North Sydney to Port aux (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)

Guidance for Flying Drones Near Our Vessels and Terminals

by John Trickett, Manager Corporate Security and Emergency Preparedness

One of the best parts of exploring is being able to take photos and videos of your travels to share with family and friends. We know our customers love to explore. One of the best parts of exploring is being able to take photos and videos of your travels to share with family and friends. (Read More)

An RV Road Trip to Newfoundland

by Brooke Baum, Guest Blogger

Brooke and her husband Buddy are full-time RVers who love to explore new locations. This summer, they are taking an RV road trip through Atlantic Canada – including a month in Newfoundland. They share their stories and photos on their blog, Our summer RV road trip to Atlantic Canada was initially set to end (Read More)

Marine Atlantic Celebrates Canada 150

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

It’s July 1, 2017, the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of our great nation. As Canadians, we have much to celebrate and remember on this special Canada Day. The history of Canada is unique, strong and proud. There are few places in the world where a day of somber recognition can take place at the (Read More)

Why Do We Require a Two-hour Check-in?

by Gerard Merrigan, North Sydney Terminal Manager

Depending on the number of vehicles booked for each crossing, boarding can take place anytime within the two-hour window. Loading our vessels with hundreds of cars, commercial vehicles, buses, motorcycles during every crossing requires significant planning, and strategic use of time and deck space. We ask our customers to arrive two hours in advance of (Read More)

New summer pilot project will offer customers access to the Scott’s Cove area of Channel-Port aux Basques Marine Atlantic and the Town of Channel-Port aux Basques are pleased to announce another summer pilot project that will offer customers access to the Scott’s Cove area. The pilot project will offer customers travelling on the 2345 sailing (Read More)

Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

by Stefan Carew

The Battle of Vimy Ridge during WWI is Canada’s most celebrated military victory. The four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time, attacked the ridge in April 1917 and succeeded in capturing it from the German army. More than 10,500 Canadians were killed and wounded in the assault. Today, an iconic (Read More)