B.C. Ferries Fuel Costs, Fares Rise

Monday, January 23, 2006
Passengers on British Columbia's ferry routes will be paying a little more starting next month, as the latest fuel surcharge takes effect. The province's ferry commissioner has approved a surcharge of 1.5 percent on the major routes between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland - and three percent on all other routes. The fare boost follows an earlier fuel surcharged levied last July - four percent on major routes and six percent on the smaller runs. According to CBC News, the commissioner noted that fuel prices in the second half of 2005 were significantly higher than forecast when that increase took effect. Passengers could face another surcharge this June, if current fuel price forecasts hold up. B.C. Ferries is projecting a fuel bill of $66 million in 2006, up from $43.4 million last year. (Source: CBC News)
Maritime Reporter October 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


US Must Exercise Freedom of Navigation in Asia-Pacific -Navy Commander

The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said on Friday the United States must carry out freedom of navigation patrols throughout the Asia Pacific, but declined

China Opposed to Parties Entering 'territorial' Waters

China's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it was against parties entering territorial waters in the name of freedom of navigation, as the United States is considering

Servowatch IPMS Completes FATs for UK Navy

The fully integrated platform management system Servowatch designed and built for three new offshore patrol vessels for the U.K. Royal Navy has completed BAE Systems’ Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT).

Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2680 sec (4 req/sec)