Ferries plans fuel surcharge

  • Jun. 10, 2005 5:00 a.m.

We’re likely going to be paying more to ride the ferry, and soon.
BC Ferries is asking for permission to apply a fuel surcharge to all routes, and the northern routes, being the longest, will be hit hardest.
The plan would see an increase of $8 for a vehicle to travel from Skidegate to Prince Rupert, while an extra $3 would be applied to each ferry passenger.
As well, Ferries hopes to increase the Skidegate-Alliford Bay ticket price by $1.20 return for a vehicle, and add an extra 50¢ to the passenger price.
Ferries says fuel is its second largest expense, and the cost is growing. The company also says it will delay its planned fare increase from November to next April,
The proposed increases will not take effect until they are approved by the BC Ferry Commissioner.