As a pioneering presence in Canada’s Arctic for over 60 years, Fednav’s Arctic Operations and Projects is responsible for managing Fednav's mining and resupply transportation activities in the Arctic. Today, Fednav transports more than two million tonnes annually from remote Northern mines.
Fednav has participated in every major shipping project in the Canadian Arctic. In 1998, Fednav became the first company to provide year-round shipping, unescorted, with the first winter voyage from Deception Bay.
Fednav owns and operates the 28,400-tonne MV Arctic, an oil-bulk-ore ice-breaking vessel, the 31,500-tonne MV Umiak I, and the
31,500-tonne MV Nunavik, the most powerful ice-breaking bulk carriers in the world. These vessels operate independently in the harsh polar environment and provide total transportation solutions to Canada’s northern mines.
In September 2014, Fednav’s Nunavik was the first commercial vessel to completely transit the Northwest Passage unescorted, with an Arctic cargo and Canadian expertise.