Marine Atlantic Introducing New Transparent Fuel Surcharge

St. John’s, NL – Effective June 1, 2023, Marine Atlantic will be introducing a new fuel surcharge program designed to be more transparent and predictable for customers. The new formula will be directly tied to the average fuel price paid by Marine Atlantic.

With current fuel costs, the surcharge will increase from 13 percent to 17 percent effective June 1. This rate is based upon the average cost of fuel. The fuel surcharge will be updated twice per year, on June 1 and December 1. To provide pricing stability for customers, the fuel surcharge will be applied at the time of booking, not the time of travel.

For transparency purposes, details related to fuel purchases and corresponding fuel surcharge rates will be posted to Marine Atlantic’s website by June 1.

Marine Atlantic is a Canadian Crown Corporation tasked with fulfilling the constitutional mandate of offering freight and passenger service between the Provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia. The Corporation does not make a profit and balances cost recovery requirements with minimizing costs that must be passed along to customers. The Corporation reports to the Minister of Transport Canada.

Media Contact:

Darrell Mercer
Corporate Communications
(709) 772-0073 or (709) 727-2405
[email protected]