Marine Atlantic’s 2021 Annual Review of Activities

St. John’s, NL – Marine Atlantic today published its Annual Review of Activities providing an overview of the Corporation’s initiatives and financial statements for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Presentations by Marine Atlantic’s Chair of the Board of Directors, Gary O’Brien, President and CEO Murray Hupman and Vice President of Finance, Shawn Leamon, provide highlights of activities for the year and are available on the Corporation’s website.

Highlights from the year included:

  • Number of Sailings: 1,498
  • Number of Passengers: 139,988
  • Number of Passenger Vehicles: 50,449
  • Number of Commercial Vehicles: 89,723
  • On-Time Performance: 87%

For a full breakdown of activities for the 2020-21 fiscal year, including audited financial statements, Marine Atlantic’s Annual Report as well as the presentations and answers to questions submitted by the public, please visit


“I would like to take this opportunity to recognize all our employees who have been dedicated, courageous, and resilient throughout the pandemic. It is through their daily efforts and living our Corporate values that the essential ferry service remained in operation and the critical supply chain continued throughout the past year. While there are still challenges to overcome, we are looking forward to a more positive time ahead. Our team is committed to partnering with our stakeholders as we continue to stive to provide a safe and progressive ferry service.”

Gary O’Brien
Chair, Board of Directors

“The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges throughout our 2020-21 fiscal year. Together, the team at Marine Atlantic faced these challenges and successfully implemented the necessary measures to protect the health and safety of each other and customers travelling on our service, completed four regulatory dry dockings, continued progress on our fleet renewal program and moved forward with the new administration building in Port aux Basques. Customer feedback highlighted the confidence they had in our team sharing they felt safe and secure when travelling with us. We look forward to better times on the horizon and will continue working to meet the needs of our customers and stakeholders.”

Murray Hupman
President and CEO

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