Canadian East Coast ferry and terminal operators, Northumberland Ferries Limited (NFL) and Bay Ferries Limited, have signed on as the newest members of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental program for the maritime industry in North America.
NFL and BFL are wholly owned subsidiaries of Atlantic Ferries Holdings Limited of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. NFL operates two conventional ferries, the MV Confederation and the MV Holiday Island, linking Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, Nova Scotia and servicing, approximately 475,000 passengers, 160,000 passenger vehicles, and 18,000 commercial trucks annually.
BFL operates a conventional ferry, the MV Fundy Rose, linking Saint John, New Brunswick and Digby, Nova Scotia, and a high-speed catamaran, The Cat, that travel between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and can accommodate at least 700 passengers and 200 cars.
Both entities are joining as participants and entering a total of four ships into the environmental program. The vessels link Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Portland, Maine, in the United States. They’re also joining as terminal operators, to get their Wood Island, PEI; Caribou, NS; Saint John, NB; and Digby, NS terminals Green Marine certified.