On February 26th, 2016, Oceanex Inc. filed an application asking a court to review the Minister of Transport’s approval of commercial freight rates charged by Marine Atlantic Inc.

The Government of Canada’s subsidy to Marine Atlantic, nearly $1.5 billion since 2008, threatens the ability for privately owned and operated companies to offer competitive services to Canadian businesses.

The long-term viability of Oceanex, operating since 1909, and the livelihood of our employees, is at risk so long as the Federal Government continues to subsidize Marine Atlantic and allow it to operate at a loss.

Oceanex invests millions of dollars into infrastructure critical to the Newfoundland economy and is integral to competitiveness of Atlantic Canada’s trucking companies and Newfoundland businesses.

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Oceanex provides critical, reliable pier-to-pier, door-to-door transportation services, to and from the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The mission of our 1,000 strong team is to deliver quality transportation services throughout Eastern Canada, in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

All while promoting reliability and delivery value to our clients.

Competition is good. Fair competition is better.

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MYTH:

Shipping is too expensive.

FACT:

Newfoundland has some of the cheapest shipping in Canada

FACT:

Newfoundland has some of the cheapest shipping in Canada

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MYTH:

Newfoundland relies on only one marine shipping operator.

FACT:

Both of NL's marine shipping operations pre-date Confederation, and both are recognized as Essential Services.

FACT:

Both of NL's marine shipping operations pre-date Confederation, and both are recognized as Essential Services.

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MYTH:

Shipping to and from the Rock is subsidized.

FACT:

Shipping via only one of NL's two marine shipping operators is subsidized.

FACT:

Shipping via only one of NL's two marine shipping operators is subsidized.

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MYTH:

Newfoundland's economy is too small for multiple marine tranportation carriers.

FACT:

Newfoundland generates $19 billion in retail trade and capital.

FACT:

Newfoundland generates $19 billion in retail trade and capital.

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