St. John's, NL
- Marine Atlantic has released its 2017-18 schedule and rate structure which is now available for booking for travel between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018.
Effective April 1, passenger fares, vehicle fares and the drop trailer management fee will increase by 2.6 per cent. The tariff rate adjustments are necessary to reflect the continuing increased costs associated with materials, supplies and labour to help Marine Atlantic maintain a strong and reliable service for its customers.
There will be no increase to the 15 per cent fuel surcharge. Last year, initial budget forecasts indicated that increases would be required as the Corporation transitions to more expensive marine diesel to meet new environmental regulations by January 1, 2020. Through internal fuel management initiatives, the Corporation's fuel hedging program and the continued lower cost of fuel in the marketplace, no adjustments are required at this time. As the Corporation continues to transition all of its vessels to 100 per cent marine diesel, it is anticipated that future increases to the fuel surcharge may be required.
This year's schedule will continue to see the popular overnight and morning crossings, and dedicated commercial and restricted crossings to facilitate the transport of goods to and from Newfoundland and Labrador.
The complete 2017-18 rate structure and sailing schedule is available at
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