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Cargo

Special Commodity Items

The following special commodity rates have been established for items that are significant to the livelihood of people living and working in the North.

Aboriginal Art

Available Discount Aboriginal art can be sent at a 60% discount from the one kilo general cargo rate. This special rate includes hides, pelts or skins that are not dressed or tanned.
Special notes or restrictions Must be labeled as fragile and properly packaged internally and externally. Declared Value cannot be applied.

Cars and Trucks

Available Discount Pricing is rated by the inch, bumper to bumper.
Special notes or restrictions Any loose items contained in vehicle at time of tender must be removed and shipped separately. Refer to Dangerous Goods.

Recreational Vehicles

Available Discount Special rates apply to the air cargo shipment of snowmobiles and ATVs to northern points. These special rates are based on the weight of the vehicle times 115 per cent.
Special notes or restrictions Must be properly crated on all jet routes. Refer to Dangerous Goods.

Engines, Motors and Electrical or Mechanical Equipment

Available Discount There are special reduced rates for the shipment of engines, motors and electrical or mechanical equipment to southern locations.
Special notes or restrictions Must be properly crated, leak proof and able to be moved with a lifting device. Refer to Dangerous Goods.

Kayaks and Canoes

Available Discount There are special rates for canoes and kayaks that are based on dimensional weight.
Special notes or restrictions Plastic or tarp wrapped recommended. Oars and paddles must be packaged separately.

Empty Cylinders

Available Discount There are special rates for the southbound shipment of empty propane, acetylene, chlorine, helium, nitrogen or oxygen cylinders.
Special notes or restrictions Refer to Dangerous Goods.

Recycled Material

Available Discount There is an 80% discount from the one kilo general cargo rate to send recyclable materials to the south from Iqaluit and Kuujjuaq.
Special notes or restrictions Must be palletized and properly packaged to prevent leakage and easy handling.

Empty Containers

Available Discount Retailers can ship kegs, cardboard boxes and plastic bread and milk receptacles to southbound locations. This saves money for retailers and helps reduce community waste.
Special notes or restrictions No criteria requirements.

Food Shipments

Available Discount There are special rates when food shipments are made from Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Yellowknife.
Special notes or restrictions Inner and outer packaging must be leak proof, able to maintain internal temperatures and be of adequate strength to protect the contents, taking into consideration the weight and nature of the items.

Country Food

Available Discount Inter-community and southbound shipments of fish, caribou, seal, whale, polar bear meat, etc. for personal consumption only are available. Please call the First Air Cargo Call Centre at 1-800-568-7497 for a quote.
Special notes or restrictions Inner and outer packaging must be leak proof, able to maintain internal temperatures and be of adequate strength to protect the contents, taking into consideration the weight and nature of the items. Permits may be required. Not applicable for commercial purposes.