Two Companies Submit Bids for International Ferry Route

Updated 2 years ago

Two U.S. companies have submitted bids to operate ferry service between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to the Canadian province’s government, which is willing to provide as much as $21 million in subsidies. Neither Quest Navigation Inc. of Maine and Maritime Applied Physics Corp. of Baltimore currently offer ferry service. Nova Scotia’s government is expected to take a month to review the bids. The Portland Press Herald, says Bay Ferries Ltd., which operated a high-speed catamaran on the route from 2006 to 2009, did not submit a proposal. Maritime Applied Physics Corp. is an engineering and manufacturing firm with an office in Brunswick, Maine. The newspaper says little is known about Quest Navigation. The company is owned by a Maine man who couldn’t immediately be located for comment.


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