Tractor-Trailer Marine Tariff Reductions Implemented

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CARTWRIGHT, Nfld. There will be a significant reduction on the marine tariffs for tractor-trailer units shipped from Cartwright to Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Black Tickle.

Due to the completion of the Trans Labrador Highway between Red Bay and Cartwright, the terminal location for tractor-trailers travelling to and from Happy Valley-Goose Bay moved to Cartwright. The tariff structure, however, did not reflect the reduction in nautical miles. As a result, government has decided it will, effective immediately, reduce the marine tariff to better reflect the reduction in distance.

The change in the marine tariff will result in an overall reduction in transportation costs for products shipped between Happy Valley-Goose Bay and Black Tickle via Cartwright. For example, a 48-foot container shipped from Lewisporte to Happy Valley-Goose Bay in 2002 cost approximately $1,200. With the tariff reductions, the same container being transported from Cartwright to Happy Valley-Goose Bay will now cost approximately $650.

For details, call Labrador Marine at 709-535-6872 in Lewisporte, or 709-896-5072 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

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