Labrador Marine to commence south coast freight and passenger service early
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay) – Labrador Marine Inc. announced today that freight and passenger service from Goose Bay to Cartwright and Black Tickle will commence on July 3, more than a week earlier than originally planned. In addition, LMI announced that Rigolet will be added as a port of call on both legs of the southbound service in 2020.
“This has been the earliest start to the season in several years,” said LMI President and CEO Peter Woodward. “We have already completed two trips to the north coast. There is freight on hand at the terminal for Black Tickle. We want to deliver that freight as soon as possible so that people have the supplies that they need.”
The Kamutik W travels by Rigolet on both legs of the southbound run. LMI determined that it made sense to add Rigolet as a port of call. “Many people travel between Rigolet and Goose Bay,” says Woodward. “This provides additional convenience to people in that community. In the summer and fall, our service is their highway.”
All departures from Goose Bay for the south coast will be at 3 pm on Fridays, beginning July 3.
Schedule: July 3, July 24, August 7, August 21, September 11, October 9, November 13
Freight is accepted at the Goose Bay terminal from Monday to Friday.
Goose Bay freight terminal hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Thursday 8 am to 7 pm
Due to the public health requirement to maintain physical distancing, passenger capacity on the south coast run will be 53. Of this number, 27 passenger spaces will be reserved for Black Tickle and 26 spaces for Rigolet. People wishing to travel must call Passenger Reservations at 1-855-896-2262 to be placed on a call list. Reservations for the south coast service must be made by 4 pm Thursday. Only reserved passengers are permitted to board the vessel.
LMI’s priority is the safety of our passengers and crew. It may be necessary to adjust some procedures as the public health advice around COVID-19 evolves. Please consult LMI’s website at www.labradormarine.com for the latest information regarding our service.
For further information, contact: Peter Woodward, President and CEO (709) 896-242