May 7, 2020

Freight Management Association of Canada (FMA) is warning that shortages of food, merchandise and vital chemicals could result if Oceanex Inc. continues to reduce its services to St. John’s.

What’s more, FMA also says ferry operator Marine Atlantic “would not be a viable alternative” to the carrier.

The FMA expressed its sobering views in a letter late last month to federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau, after Oceanex decided to reduce the number of weekly sailings into St. John’s from three to two.