LABRADOR MARINE SERVICE TO BEGIN ON JUNE 12
Passenger reservations open; Freight acceptance starts May 30
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay) – Labrador Marine Inc. (LMI), operator of the marine service to Labrador’s north coast and Black Tickle, has announced further details of plans for the 2022 marine season. The first trip is scheduled for June 12 with a 2pm departure of the Kamutik W from Goose Bay to ports north to Nain. Several changes will be implemented for the 2022 season.
EARLIER FREIGHT ACCEPTANCE AT GOOSE BAY TERMINAL
LMI and the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure decided that the freight office at Goose Bay will begin accepting freight on May 30, to maximize delivery of food and essential materials on the first trip of the season.
During the 2022 season, the freight office in Goose Bay will accept freight at the following times:
ADDITIONAL TRIP TO BLACK TICKLE
The Kamutik W will make bi-weekly trips to Black Tickle this summer, resulting in an eighth trip. LMI has accommodated this change without any reduction in service to the north coast.
ONBOARD FOOD PRICES TO INCREASE
LMI has avoided increasing cafeteria and vending machine prices for the past three seasons. However, the increase in prices from all suppliers leaves LMI no choice but to increase prices onboard. LMI will not increase prices on nutritionally important foods such as fresh fruit, salads, yogurt, cheese, and other similar foods.
RESERVATIONS LINE OPEN
Agents began accepting reservation calls on May 2. Customers can book their travel directly with reservation agents by calling toll-free 855-896-2262 or directly at 709-896-2262, or contact information can be emailed to [email protected].
Reservation agents will take calls at the following times:
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
While travel restrictions and the mask mandate have been removed, LMI requests that all passengers continue to follow COVID-19 provincial guidelines. This includes the importance of physical distancing, proper and frequent handwashing, and overall consideration for the safety of other passengers and the crew.
“Labrador Marine Inc. and our shoreside service provider, Nunatsiavut Marine Inc., look forward to providing exemplary service to the Labrador coast again in 2022,” says LMI General Manager Captain Austin Daley. “We are all mindful that from June to early December, this service is the lifeline to and between coastal communities. We are committed to safely providing the highest level of service. LMI commends travellers and our crew for operating safely during the COVID pandemic. We must continue to keep safety top of mind.”
For further information, contact:
Capt. Austin Daley
General Manager, Labrador Marine Inc.
RESERVATIONS CONTACT INFORMATION
Telephone: Toll-free 855-896-2262 or directly at 709-896-2262
Email: [email protected]
FREIGHT OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Goose Bay Freight Office
Main Dock, Terrington Basin
Telephone: Toll-free 855-896-2262 or directly at 709-896-2284
Email: [email protected]