New NEAS Sealift Service from Winnipeg Delivers Great Savings for Kivalliq Communities

    IQALUIT, NT, April 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping
(NEAS) is pleased to announce, beginning this 2009 sealift season, a new
Thru-Rate service from Winnipeg to the Kivalliq region of Nunavut via
    "We are very pleased to offer Kivalliq communities this special rate from
Winnipeg," said Brock Junkin, NEAS director. "Building on our success in the
Kivalliq last season, we are proud to continue to expand and enhance the
services available for our local communities."
    NEAS' vessels, including the Inuit-owned MV AVATAQ, MV UMIAVUT and the MV
QAMUTIK will again be servicing Rankin Inlet, Coral Harbour, Baker Lake,
Arviat, Chesterfield Inlet and Sanikiluaq.
    "NEAS is continually looking for ways to offer better service at better
prices", offered Paul Ghaleb, Vice President of Sales. "Our customers in the
Kivalliq have asked for this service, and we have delivered a customized
solution that offers significant cost savings in the process.
    With NEAS' innovative and convenient One-Stop-Shop, customers can arrange
to have their goods delivered in Winnipeg, shipped to Valleyfield for
furtherance to Kivalliq communities on NEAS vessels, and all at a cost saving
single thru-rate.
    "At NEAS, our customers always come first," confirmed David Ell, Director
of Marketing-Nunavut. "This new rate from Winnipeg is yet more proof that with
NEAS, Nunavut can count on reliable, cost effective and better sealift
services season after season."

    NEAS is a Nunavut Inuit majority owned company whose shareholders are
Sakku Investments Corporation, Qikiqtaaluk Corporation, Makivik Corporation
and Transport Nanuk Inc. Each year, NEAS reliably delivers sealift, packaging
and marshalling services for individuals, communities, businesses, government
departments and agencies across Canada's Arctic.
    Rates will soon be published on our website at For further
information on our sealift services, call the NEAS sales team toll free 1 877
225 6327; it is our pleasure to assist you.

For further information:

For further information: David Ell, Director, Nunavut Marketing, (867)

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