FI Ferry District Cargo Trip Policy

This Cargo Trip schedule is in effect until the winter schedule 2015.

Cut-off times have been implemented to allow us to load the boats more efficiently/safely, carry other cargo and re-assure the additional cargo vendors that they (or their customers) will not be bumped at the last minute.

To simplify vessel loading, advance or long-range reservations are encouraged.

Spaces held for fuel vendors: Combination of either 1ea tractor trailer or max of 4, 34/37’ fuel or propane trucks. These spots or a combination are held until the reservation cut-off time.

Wednesday cargo runs will continue:

  • Munn 1400 depart NL for Fishers Island to pick up empty trucks. Generally a light load.
  • Munn departs FI to NL.
  • Race Point 1800 departure to FI.

Cut-off time for using Wednesday reserved spot is NLT 1200 the Friday before.

Saturday cargo runs will continue:

  • 1400 depart NL for Fishers Island to pick up empty trucks. Generally a light load.
  • Median departure time is 1600.
  • Departing FI time is variable depending on vendor.

Cut-off time for using Saturday reserved spot is NLT than 1200 the Wednesday before.

The Coast Guard has authorized Fishers Island Ferry District (FIFD) to carry up to 16 passengers on cargo runs. This number does not include the ship’s crew but does include the drivers associated with the trucks.

These trips are open to anyone on a space available basis.

Example 1: If a trip is scheduled to carry three trucks with three drivers there will be 13 passenger spaces available. Depending on deck load, space and weight this could include non-commercial vehicles.

Example 2: If passenger count has reached 16 and there is adequate deck space and room for additional weight we can ship no driver vehicles and or additional cargo/freight.

Departure or arrival times may change without notice to the general public due to vendor delivery requirements or lack of cargo reservations. Trips may be cancelled due to weather.

RJ Burns

Manager, Marine Operations
Fishers Island Ferry District

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