Ferry price drops (a bit)

  • Jul. 23, 2012 11:00 a.m.

The cost of travelling between Graham and Moresby Island just got a few cents cheaper, thanks to a fuel surcharge reduction from BC Ferries. The reduction took effect July 20, with the fuel surcharge on most routes dropping from 5 per cent to 2 per cent. BC Ferries said it was able to reduce the extra charge because fuel prices have dropped. On the Kwuna route between Skidegate and Alliford Bay, the fare for a car and driver has gone down by 85 cents. “The recent decrease in the cost of fuel allows us to reduce the fuel surcharges, which is great news for summer travellers,” said Mike Corrigan, BC Ferries president and CEO. “Fuel was our second highest expenditure last year at $121 million so we closely monitor the cost and reduce our consumption wherever possible.”