The Government of Nunavut has chosen Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping Inc. (NEAS) as its dedicated sealift supplier for Iqaluit, Cape Dorset, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Arctic Bay, Qikiqtarjuaq, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet, Resolute Bay, Baker Lake, Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove, Arviat, Coral Harbour, Kugaaruk and Sanikiluaq.

The NEAS cargo ship MV Mitiq will be one of the company’s fleet used to resupply GN operations this year.
photo courtesy of NEAS

“The team at NEAS is thankful for the Government of Nunavut’s vote of confidence in our reliable Arctic sealift operations,” said Suzanne Paquin, president and CEO, NEAS Group in a news release issued Thursday. “We look forward to delivering our customer service excellence and a better overall customer sealift experience for all peoples, communities, government departments and agencies, stores, construction projects, mines, defence contractors and businesses across Canada’s Eastern and Western Arctic.”

While NEAS is majority-owned by Nunavut-based Inuit businesses, the parent company belongs to the Quebec-based Makivik Corporation and Transport Nanuk Inc., a joint-venture between Logistec Corporation and The North West Company.

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