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Sealift arrival in Kuujjuaq brings all hands on deck – Nunatsiaq News

Jul 20, 2022

Containers upon containers seen throughout community as workers unload their shipments on Nunavik shores

As the sealifts arrive in Kuujjuaq, they create a sort of awakening throughout the village, which bustles with cargo-carrying vans shuttling back and forth from the marina.

Three times a year, two cargo ships sail to the mouth of the Koksoak River bringing in cars, construction materials, mechanical parts, dry goods — anything that is non-perishable.

Shipping companies NEAS and Desgagnés Transarctik Inc. take care of this mammoth task. They start from southern Quebec and make their way throughout Nunavik and Nunavut when ice conditions allow.

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