BBE to consolidate Manitoba shipping for Kivalliq Region

Mar 9, 2009 | Corporate Member News

Starting March 1, Braden-Burry Expediting will connect the Kivalliq to Winnipeg directly, bridging a gap identified by a number of Nunavut community leaders.

Currently, Kivalliq customers need to order their goods and then arrange to have them trucked from Winnipeg to Thompson, shipped by rail to the port in Churchill and then loaded onto an NTCL barge before it’s sent to their communities.

The North’s leading logistics and transportation company will consolidate all those steps through its base of operations at 1431B Church Ave. Winnipeg Manitoba.

“Manitoba has great infrastructure in place, but customers are forced to deal with all the logistics,” said Gary Reid, President of BBE. “Our goal is to connect the customers to their order directly, with only one phone call.”

Businesses, residents and governments in the Kivalliq can all expect to benefit from BBE’s expansion in Manitoba.

“Our focus is to develop a one-call solution that will result in a simple, efficient and cost-effective delivery of goods to the end customer in the Kivalliq Region through the Manitoba Corridor,” says Marc Cool, Regional Manager, Business Development.

Since 1977, BBE has created a strong, reliable logistics and transportation network in the Western and Eastern Arctic. Now, the company is connecting the two with a central Canada network.

“Our strategy is to build north-south corridors, with the ability to connect each via our southern bases of operations.  This is a strategic long-term initiative to continue to grow our northern presence,” says Reid.

BBE began providing its services to mineral exploration companies in 1977. With the development of oil and gas, diamond mines and other mining-related activity over the past 32 years, BBE has become the largest logistics company in Northern Canada. The BBE group connects the north and south through transportation gateways in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta; Yellowknife, Fort Simpson, Norman Wells and Inuvik, Northwest Territories; Iqaluit and Baker Lake, Nunavut; Ottawa and now Winnipeg.

Braden-Burry Expediting is owned by NorTerra, a management and holding company equally owned by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation (IDC) and Nunasi Corporation (Nunasi), representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic and the Inuit of Nunavut.

For more information contact:

Stuart Russell
Vice-President, Business Development
[email protected]

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