September 19, 2017 - MV Astron to By-pass
Makkovik Until Repairs to the Dock are Completed
Nunatsiavut Marine Inc wishes to advise that due to
the condition of the Dock in Makkovik that the MV Astron will not
be able to dock and will by-pass Makkovik on its way south to Goose
Bay. Yesterday the dock was deemed unsafe due to the steel
structure protruding from and hanging off the side of the dock. The
current state of the dock could result in catastrophic damage to
Nunatsiavut Marine is assisting the province with
arranging a contractor to perform emergency repairs to the dock
which will allow the MV Astron to dock safely. Updates on the
progress of the repairs will be provided as information becomes
Currently, the MV Northern Ranger is unaffected by
the issue and will continue to call the port of Makkovik according
September 14, 2017 - Freight Cut-off Deadlines
Nunatsiavut Marine Inc. (NMI) is
reminding commercial customers that the cut-off deadline for
commercial contractor shipping is less than one month away.
Commercial contractor equipment and materials will need to be at
our facilities by October 15.
The guaranteed delivery deadline for all other
residential freight and household goods is October 31.
“We will continue to accept items for shipping
after these dates based on available space and vessel routing,
though delivery of items accepted after these dates cannot be
guaranteed,” says NMI General Manager Gary Latimer.
“This is a good time for people planning both commercial and
other shipments to plan to have their goods at our facilities on
The north coast freight and passenger service will
actually end in December. However, two factors enter into the
October freight deadlines. “The weather can be quite
unpredictable in the fall, and that can affect the length of the
season,” said Latimer. “And because we are heading into
winter, residents and commercial operations are bringing in large
volumes of freight. It becomes impossible to guarantee delivery if
we don’t set deadlines.”
August 25, 2017 - Cut-off Dates for the 2017
North Coast of Labrador Freight Service
Nunatsiavut Marine wishes to advise customers that
the cut-off dates for the 2017 shipping season are as
Oct 15, 2017
- Commercial Contractor Equipment and
Oct 31, 2017 - All
Other Residential Freight and Household
Please note that Nunatsiavut Marine will continue to accept freight
for shipping to the North
Coast based on
available space and routing as long as conditions allow.
However, delivery of
items received after the deadline cannot be
August 8, 2017 - New Policy Regarding the
Transportation of Pets
Nunatsiavut Marine wishes to advise
travellers that a new policy has been implemented to allow for the
safe transportation of pets on the MV Northern Ranger. The policy
can be viewed by clicking here.
is designed to protect you and your pet, as well as other
passengers. Travellers wishing to bring their pets are advised that
the Terms and Conditions for
Pet Travel must be agreed to
and signed prior to allowing your pet to board the
Nunatsiavut Marine thanks travellers for
their patience and cooperation in this matter.
June 30 2017
- Revised Schedule for the MV
Please note that the Northern Ranger Schedule
has changed for the 2017 shipping season. On June 20 2017
Nunatsiavut Marine released a revised schedule for 2017 and we have
since been asked by the Department of Transportation and Works to
implement further changes to the proposed schedule.
The full revised schedule can
be viewed here.
Passenger/Freight Service for MV Northern
Nunatsiavut Marine, Newfoundland and Labrador's coastal service
provider, invites you to sail with us on the MV Northern
Ranger. Explore Labrador's rugged coast on our passenger
ferry service, designed with your comfort in mind. Your
satisfaction is our number one priority.
Our services include a variety of hot and cold dishes served
daily in our cafeteria, including local cuisine whenever
possible. A snack bar will be offered.
Experience Labrador's ferry service renaissance for yourself, and
enjoy the breathtaking views of the coast while immersed in the
relaxing atmosphere of the MV Northern Ranger.
The cargo ship will originate in Lewisporte, NL and deliver cargo
and goods to Black Tickle, Makkovik, Postville, Hopedale,
Natuashish and Nain, and will stop as required in the coastal
Labrador communities on its way to Rigolet and Goose Bay. The vessel will then
reload in Goose Bay and depart for Rigolet, Makkovik, Postville,
Hopedale, Natuashish and Nain and will stop as required in the
coastal Labrador communities on its way back to Black Tickle and
re-load again in Lewisporte. Vessel operates based on
Due to the opening of Phase III of the Trans Labrador Highway which
connects Goose Bay to Cartwright to Southern Labrador, we cannot
accept freight from Lewisporte to Goose Bay or Cartwright and
AND HOURS OF OPERATION