News and Updates

June 15, 2019 – Freight Office in Happy Valley – Goose Bay to Open June 24

The acceptance of cargo in Happy Valley – Goose Bay will commence on June 24, 2019. Please note that all commercial shippers require an appointment for drop off. Coastal ports on the North Coast of Labrador Ferry Service will begin accepting cargo one day prior to the arrival of the first vessel.


May 27, 2019 – Our Online Reservations System is Up and Running

Reservations  for the 2019 North Coast of Labrador Passenger Service can now be made online, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Should you experience any difficulties making an online reservation, please contact the reservations office for assistance by calling 1-855-896-2262 during regular hours of operation.


January 23, 2019 – Information Regarding the 2019 North Coast of Labrador Ferry Service

Nunatsiavut Marine would like to remind customers that we will continue to provide the same shore-based services to the people of the North Coast of Labrador as we have been doing since 2011. These services will include reservations and freight operations for the new vessel. We are available to answer your questions from Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, until March 31 2019. Customers can call our customer service line at 1-855-896-2262 or email us at Unfortunately, we are unable to take reservations at this time as details regarding the schedule and fare rates for 2019 have yet to be released. Freight inquires for the 2019 season can be directed to 

At this time we would like everyone to be aware of the following:
1. Nunatsiavut Marine Inc will continue to operate the reservations service. After March 31, 2019 the customer service line, and online reservations, will be available from May 1st to the end of the passenger service season, each year.

2. Nunatsiavut Marine Inc will continue to operate the dock facilities in Happy Valley – Goose Bay, Black Tickle, Rigolet, Makkovik, Postville, Hopedale, Natuashish, and Nain. Lewisporte facilities will close on March 31, 2019.

3. Labrador Marine Inc will crew and operate the new vessel on the North Coast of Labrador Ferry Service. The commencement of the 2019 season will be announced at a later date, but is subject to ice conditions. 

We want to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this transition phase. 

We would like to congratulate Labrador Marine Inc on their acquisition of a new vessel and we look forward to working along side them in serving the residents and businesses who rely on the North Coast of Labrador Ferry Service. 

Sincerely Nunatsiavut Marine Inc

December 4, 2018 – Message from Gary Latimer, General Manager, Nunatsiavut Marine Inc.

It has been a great run for the past 8 seasons on the coast with the MV Northern Ranger.  We have had our ups and downs with the Ranger, but she has always come through.  The last 4 seasons, excluding weather delays, the Ranger was in service 100% of the time.

This has been a great testament to the dedicated crew onboard who have always done their best to make it as safe and comfortable as possible for all our passengers.  We have received some very nice compliments from residents and tourists alike and these have always been passed onto the ship crew.  For that we thank you.

The North coast of Labrador is a very challenging environment to operate a ship in.  Wind, tide, currents, and ice challenge everyone, everyday, but the Northern Ranger with her skilled crew has always overcome these obstacles to make sure that the passengers and freight have safely reached their destination.

We have always viewed this marine service as an essential service to the communities and residents of the coast and have always given it that priority, to make sure we got you or your cargo safely delivered to your destination.

We wish Labrador Marine all the best going forward with the new ship and we look forward to continuing on with the shore based service and support.

As we wrap our season, on behalf of all the ship’s crew members, staff of NMI and myself, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Kuvianak Inovia

Gary Latimer
General Manager
Nunatsiavut Marine Inc.