The transportation minister says there should be no problem getting winter supplies shipped to the north coast of Labrador before the annual freeze-up.

Paul Davis said the last load of goods has left Happy Valley-Goose Bay on the Astron, and adds that the vessel will be able to move the remainder of the freight that is still waiting in Lewisporte.

With the Northern Ranger out of service, the Nunatsiavut Government had been calling on the provincial government to assign a second ship to the northern service.