Labrador Marine Inc.
For immediate release, June 5, 2020
LABRADOR MARINE INC. SET TO RESUME NORTH COAST MARINE SERVICE
Earliest start for passenger and freight service in several years
(Happy Valley-Goose Bay) – Labrador Marine Inc. announced today that passenger and freight service for Labrador’s north coast on the Kamutik W will begin on Sunday, June 14. This is the earliest start for the season in several years – more than three weeks earlier than in 2019 and 11 days earlier than in 2018.
FREIGHT ACCEPTANCE STARTS JUNE 8
The shipping terminal at the Port of Goose Bay will begin accepting freight for delivery to the north coast on Monday, June 8 at 8 AM. Shippers should note that most procedures around freight acceptance and shipping have changed as a result of measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. Consult the Labrador Marine website at www.labradormarine.com for detailed procedures around shipping for 2020 and for any changes that might be implemented during the season.
PASSENGER CAPACITY SET AT 53
Due to measures to allow for physical distancing, Labrador Marine will restrict passenger capacity to 53 on the service, with a set number of spaces reserved for each community:
• Rigolet - 9 passengers
• Makkovik - 9 passengers
• Postville - 8 passengers
• Hopedale - 9 passengers
• Natuashish - 9 passengers
• Nain - 9 passengers
Numbers may be adjusted depending on how many reservations are requested. Only passengers with reservations will be given access to the ticket office and ship. People planning to travel should consult the LMI website for the latest information and read the passenger handout outlining the measures in place on the Kamutik W to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
For further information, contact:
Peter Woodward, LMI President and CEO - (709) 896-2421