Cost of Shipping

Calculation of Freight Charges

Shipping costs greatly vary depending on the size and weight of the package you are sending. Air Inuit uses both the actual weight and the volumetric weight to calculate the applicable charges; the greatest value between the two will be applied.

To calculate the volumetric weight of your shipment in kilograms, multiply the length, width and height of the package (in centimeters) and divide the total by 6,000.

Air Inuit offers special rates on certain items;

  • From Montreal to the Hudson Bay communities, excluding Salluit.
  • From Kuujjuaq to the Ungava Coast Communities, including Salluit.
  • This category includes sealskins, Inuit handicraft, soapstone, fish, caribou, whale, seal and polar bear meat, frozen, dried, smoked, salted, pickled or otherwise cured or fresh.
  • For shipments from Nunavik, Schefferville or Sanikiluaq only.
  • The special rate only applies to the first 200 kg.
  • Applicable on the entire network.
  • Applicable on the entire network.
  • Applicable to transportation of ATV, snowmobiles and outboard motors only.
  • From La Grande to Nunavik and Sanikiluaq only.
  • Envelopes for shipments of a maximum of 2.2kg (5lbs).

Air Inuit also offers discounts on cargo shipments to Inuit beneficiaries of Nunavik with the Ilaujuq program. For more information visit our Ilaujuq page.

To request a quote please send an email to our cargo team. Make sure to include a summary description of your shipment, an approximation of the weight and dimensions, as well as the departure and arrival points of your package.

Declared Value

  • When a declared value is requested on the waybill, a charge of $1.00 per $100 of that declared value will be charged. Certain restrictions apply.
  • The limited liability per kilogram will be increased based on the weight of the shipment and the amount declared on the waybill.
  • Some exceptions apply in the case of food, tobacco, alcohol and carvings, for example. For more information about our limited liability policy or applicable exceptions, please contact Air Inuit Cargo Services or refer to the Cargo Rates and Tariff
  • Claims for loss or damage will be calculated based on the weight of those parts or pieces of a shipment that were lost or damaged.
  • If the declared value of the goods shipped is not specified on the waybill, the amount of liability will not exceed $1.10 per kilogram in the event of damage or loss.

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