WOOD ISLANDS, P.E.I. — Several trucking companies in P.E.I are concerned about the news from Northumberland Ferries that the MV Holiday Island will be out of service for the next four to six weeks, according to a CBC story.
The ferry is one of two that operates between Wood Islands, P.E.I., and Caribou, N.S. It requires additional steel work and will not begin for the season on June 17 as scheduled, delaying operations for trucking companies in the area that rely on the service.
Trucking companies say they are concerned because they won’t get as many runs in if they continue to take the ferry and their transportation costs will go up if they have to use the Confederation Bridge instead.
According to the Northumberland Ferries news release, most of the work on the ship is being done in the vessel’s main vehicle deck and in other above-water areas of the ship.