NEAS navigates Northwest Passage to deliver savings for Western Arctic communities

    IQALUIT, NT, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping
( is pleased to announce that starting this 2009 season, customers
in Nunavut's Kitikmeot region can now benefit from NEAS' reliable sealift
services and significant cost savings.
    "Beginning this season, NEAS will run a new route through the Northwest
Passage and deliver significant savings for the people of the Kitikmeot
region," said David Ell, NEAS' Director of Nunavut Marketing. "We are proud
and excited to offer this new over-the-top sealift service for Western Arctic
    NEAS' Inuit-owned vessels, including the MV AVATAQ, MV QAMUTIK, and the
MV UMIAVUT, will navigate the Northwest Passage from the Eastern Arctic to
service Western Arctic communities including Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk,
Taloyoak, and Gjoa Haven.
    "This is a great time to be a NEAS customer", confirmed Paul Ghaleb, Vice
President of Sales. "With our new Northwest Passage route we will deliver
significant savings for the Kitikmeot region and with our new Thru-Rate from
Winnipeg, Kivalliq customers also benefit from savings."

    NEAS is a Nunavut Inuit majority owned company whose shareholders are
Sakku Investments Corporation, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, Makivik Corporation
and Transport Nanuk Inc. NEAS is a pioneer of the Arctic trade. Each arctic
sealift season, NEAS reliably delivers sealift, packaging and marshalling
services for individuals, communities, businesses, government departments and
agencies across Canada's Arctic. NEAS customers benefit from the convenience
of end-to-end customer service, including the benefits of a One-Stop-Shop for
arctic sealift services.
    Rates are published on our website at For further
information on our sealift services, call our NEAS sales team toll free 1 877
225 6327. We look forward to letting you know how NEAS can deliver better
arctic sealift services for you.

For further information:

For further information: David Ell, Director, Nunavut Marketing, (867)
979-7974; Paul Ghaleb, (877) 225-NEAS (6327)

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