First Arctic Cargo Shipped Through Northwest Passage -Fednav

Canadian arctic shipping firm Fednav's new vessel MV Nunavik is in the midst of a historic journey as it becomes the first commercial vessel carrying a cargo of Arctic origins to make a full, unescorted transit of the Northwest Passage. Follow the Nunavik on its journey HERE.  Designated with Polar Class 4, the 2014-built MV Nunavik is the most powerful conventional … [Read more...]

VIDEO: Polar Class Cargo Ship Uses Drones to Scope Ice

Montreal-based shipping company Fednav claims to have recently become the first shipping company to employ aerial drones for ice reconnaissance on a commercial voyage through the Arctic. On a recent trip, the MV Umiak I, a 31,992 DWT ice-strengthened cargo ship, used a variety of video-equipped UAVs (Unmanned Air Vehicles) to scout ahead of the vessel in the ice-covered … [Read more...]

Rolls Royce Wins Propeller Order for Fednav’s New Ice-Breaking Bulk Carrier

Canadian company Fednav Limited, one of the world’s largest operators of high ice-class vessels, has recently agreed to a long term transportation contract with mining company Canadian Royalties Inc. for the shipping of concentrates from the Nunavik Nickel mine in northern Quebec.  This new contract has prompted Fednav to order an additional ship to their fleet, one … [Read more...]

Canada’s Fednav Orders New Icebreaker

Fednav, the world's largest operator of ice-classed vessels and Canada's leading deep-sea bulk transporter, announced Tuesday that it has placed an order for a new ice-breaking bulk carrier after securing a long-term contract with Canadian Royalties, a mining company based in Quebec. The two companies said Tuesday that they have signed a long-term contract which provides for … [Read more...]