Short-term Price Drop For Marine Atlantic Customers
Marine Atlantic Passengers will be seeing some slightly cheaper fares, but the lower cost will not be permanent. Due to falling oil prices, the Crown Corporation announced today that the fuel surcharge is being cut by six percent. However, Marine Atlantic adds that there will be increases in the future as it starts to use more costly marine diesel fuel to meet environmental regulations by 2018. The new fuel will be phased in gradually over the next three years through a blended fuel process, which will result in fuel costs going up until all vessels have converted to use a hundred percent marine diesel. In addition, passenger fares, vehicle fares and the drop trailer management fee will be going up by 2.6 percent starting on April 1st because of material, supply and labour costs. Marine Atlantic says that cabin prices and security fees are not being increased at this time.