Closure date announced for Labrador shipping season

Staff ~ The Telegram
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The Labrador shipping season for this year will end Nov. 13, the Department of Transportation and Works announced today.
According to a news release, freight destined for Happy Valley-Goose Bay will be accepted in Lewisporte, Cartwright and all coastal communities until 4:30 p.m., Nov. 13. This also applies to freight originating at Happy Valley-Goose Bay, headed for coastal Labrador ports and Lewisporte, and freight destined for coastal Labrador ports via Cartwright and Lewisporte.
Freight will not be accepted for delivery to terminal ports after this date.
On Friday Oct. 16, the M.V. Sir Robert Bond will begin operating in freight mode, with the frequency of trips and departure times determined by the amount of freight to be shipped. This ensures all freight received on, or before, Nov. 13, is delivered.

Organizations: Department of Transportation and Works

Geographic location: Labrador, Lewisporte, Happy Valley Goose Bay

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  • Brian
    July 02, 2010 - 13:28

    Many consumers restricted to shopping in Nain stores could be forgiven for thinking the shipping season has yet to start.

  • What
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Why close it? Did Danny and Stevie not send you the memo. The ice cap is melting and these silly closures no longer apply. Get your ice water while you can, soon it will be gone, or sold to the oilsands to be used to extract oil. Oil will not be worth very much if we have no water to drink.

  • Lloyd
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    Ah, the ever restricting 'shipping dates'.
    The fact is, if there was decent road connection (comming soon?) to the West there would easily be shipping to the northern coastal communities up into early December (most, if not every year) via Cartwright. Lake Melville usually becomes inaccessible a good two weeks earlier than northern and southern coastal communities. A good highway giving access to the west would eliminate the need for much of the unnecessary transhipping via the Island. IN FACT, much of the shipping now taking place could go to Newfoundland VIA Labrador. Something to finally think about.

  • Andrew
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    What Closeure from St. Johns, NL, Do you realize how dumb you look?

  • Brian
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    Many consumers restricted to shopping in Nain stores could be forgiven for thinking the shipping season has yet to start.

  • What
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    Why close it? Did Danny and Stevie not send you the memo. The ice cap is melting and these silly closures no longer apply. Get your ice water while you can, soon it will be gone, or sold to the oilsands to be used to extract oil. Oil will not be worth very much if we have no water to drink.

  • Lloyd
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    Ah, the ever restricting 'shipping dates'.
    The fact is, if there was decent road connection (comming soon?) to the West there would easily be shipping to the northern coastal communities up into early December (most, if not every year) via Cartwright. Lake Melville usually becomes inaccessible a good two weeks earlier than northern and southern coastal communities. A good highway giving access to the west would eliminate the need for much of the unnecessary transhipping via the Island. IN FACT, much of the shipping now taking place could go to Newfoundland VIA Labrador. Something to finally think about.

  • Andrew
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    What Closeure from St. Johns, NL, Do you realize how dumb you look?