Sukha Matharu, Vice-President, Operations, General Freight is pleased to announce the following
Effective Monday May 6th, 2019, Todd Ryckman will join our team to become Director of Operations for our Brampton Terminal. Todd previously worked with Day and Ross in various roles of increasing responsibility. We are very excited to have someone with Todd’s experience, background and knowledge to assist us in pushing our initiatives forward.
In addition to the above I would also like to announce the Promotion of Craig Fougere to the position of Regional Manager Atlantic Canada. In this new role Craig will be working closely alongside myself seeking efficiencies, process improvement, implementing KPI’s and managing our day to day business in Atlantic Canada. Craig will now have additional responsibilities with our facilities in Moncton, Saint John NB as well as our partner agents.
Lastly, we will also like to announce the promotion of Corey Tattersall to Operations Manager for our Moncton Terminal. Most of you have already worked with Corey in his current capacity. During his tenure Corey has been instrumental in setting up operations in our Vancouver Terminal as well as our transition in Calgary. Corey has covered a wide range of operational roles in our Moncton Facility and we are excited to have him assist in pushing our initiatives forward.
Please join me in welcoming Todd to our team and also congratulating both Craig and Corey for their well-earned promotions.


Please be advised that Transport Canada announced on April 28th, 2019 a mandatory speed restriction for vessels sailing through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, due to an increase in the presence of North Atlantic right whales.
Oceanex Inc., the principal marine service provider offering twice weekly service to the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador via the port of Montreal, has announced a “TEMPORARY MARINE PROTECTION SURCHARGE”. This surcharge became effective April 28th, 2019 and will remain in effect until November 15th, 2019.
Please find attached a copy of the Oceanex press release advising that all users of their Montreal service will be subject to the Marine Protection Surcharge. As a result, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited have no alternative other than to cost recover these additional charges effective immediately. The cost recovery surcharge will be as follows.

Truck Load (FTL): $240.00 per unit.

Less Than Truck Load (LTL): 3% of freight charges.

FLOOD WATERS UPDATE – April 25, 2019

Due to rising waters, the government will be closing Hwy #2 between River Glade and Oromocto. In order to service our customers in the Fredericton area drivers will have to detour towards Saint John and across highway 7. This will also add Transit time to our Inbound and Outbound loads.


Rick Robertson, General Manager of M-O COLDChain, a division of Maritime Ontario Freightlines Limited (M-O) announces the following management change.

Maria Botelho has been promoted to the role of Manager, Safety and Compliance.
In her role, Maria will oversee all aspects of Driver & Fleet Compliance & company Health and Safety practices.
She will manage, develop and monitor standards, processes, communications, training and systems to ensure all responsibilities associated with SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE within Maritime Ontario are adhered to.

About Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines.
Established in 1962, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited is a fully integrated transportation company providing multi-modal services throughout Canada. The M-O brand is well known for providing sustainable transportation solutions to its customers backed by a wealth of more than 50 years of experience. Services include less-than-truckload, truckload and dedicated services for both dry and refrigerated cargo. Maritime-Ontario also celebrates its 15th year as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, nine of which have been at the Platinum Club status.

CARBON LEVY – April 12, 2019

To our Valued Customers:
The Federal government has implemented a new National Carbon Tax that applies to fossil fuels starting April 1, 2019. This charge will directly impact our fuel costs related to transportation, the impact of which we will not be able to sustain under your current rate structure.
Therefore, effective April 1, 2019 we will be implementing a Carbon Levy for all Road and Rail shipments moving throughout Canada at the rate of 1.0% of the freight charge.
For your convenience, this surcharge will be listed as a single line item on the invoice reflecting the application above.


Please note that Maritime-Ontario offices and terminals will be closed on Friday April 19th, 2019 in recognition of Good Friday, and fully operational on Easter Monday, April 22, 2018


Due to high winds and weather issues, Oceanex postponed Saturday April 6th, sailing to April 9th. However, because of the snow storm that is currently going trough the Montreal area, the sailing has been cancelled. Next one will be Saturday April 13, 2019

Spring Thaw

The Province of Quebec Transport Ministry is once again reminding heavy vehicle users and shippers who authorized load limits are reduced during the spring thaw period in order to take into account the weaker load bearing capacity of the road network.

The forecasted spring thaw period for Zone 1 is March 11 to May 10; Zone 2 is March 18 to May 17; and Zone 3 is March 25 to May 24, 2019. The starting and ending dates of the load restriction period may be adjusted by the Ministry depending on weather conditions.