All grocery to be delivered on next trip north
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay) – Labrador Marine stated today that despite service interruptions due to the recent severe weather conditions on Labrador’s north coast, all grocery orders for the north coast will be transported on the next trip of the Kamutik W. The next trip north is scheduled for Thursday or Friday of this week. The winter supply of food will be in north coast communities before the end of November. In addition, all remaining freight will be delivered within the next two to three weeks.
“This means that despite the severe weather conditions we’ve faced this fall, our schedule is ahead of both 2017 and 2018,” said LMI President and CEO Peter Woodward. “In 2017, the Astron delivered the last freight on December 18. Last year, the Astron made its last trip on December 14. We made a commitment in October regarding freight delivery that we intend to keep. All freight will be delivered by the end of the season. And we expect the shipping season to be concluded earlier than in recent years.”
Freight shipments are up this season over last, despite some of the most challenging wind conditions in recent years. The north coast service incurred major delays because of two recent hurricane-force storms. Seas this past weekend peaked at 30 to 36 feet.
There is likely to be some damage to goods that were held up at Makkovik during a recent trip. LMI will resolve claims to the customer’s satisfaction as quickly as possible. Customers should follow this process:
Peter Woodward, President and CEO