Labrador Marine Inc. guarantees all freight for the north coast of Labrador will be delivered before the end of the shipping season.
The company made the promise in a press release issued Oct. 17.
The release said LMI President and CEO Peter Woodward met with senior leaders and officials from the Nunatsiavut Government and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador on Oct. 15. Woodward guaranteed then all freight received at LMI’s Happy Valley-Goose Bay terminal by the Nov. 8 cut-off date will be delivered to north coast communities by the end of the season in December.
“We have never let the north coast down,” said Woodward. “We will do what it takes to get the job done this fall.”
Woodward said LMI has the capacity to transport the freight but will lease more vessels if required.
The Kamutik W left on Oct. 16 with a full load, Woodward said, with less than a full load of freight remaining at the terminal in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
The release said LMI has also held discussions with transportation companies planning to ship groceries north and assured them those shipments will be delivered.
Woodward said the Kamutik W can operate until after mid-December in north coast ports, weeks longer than the previous ships, Northern Ranger and Astron.
“We will be there until December 20th if we have to,” says Woodward. “We will get all freight delivered. The job will get done.”