Northern Transportation Company Limited

NTCL is Northern Canada's oldest Arctic marine operator, and among Canada's largest barging companies. Since 1934, we have provided reliable and critical marine transportation services to communities and resource exploration projects along the Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories and across the Western Arctic, from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and as far east as Taloyoak in Nunavut.

NTCL's core business is marine cargo transportation. In five short months every year - from June to October - we have moved millions of tons of cargo in our seven and a half decades serving Northerners, and are as much a fixture of Northern summer life as 24-hour sunshine.

Contact Details


1209, 10104 - 103 Avenue
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0H8


(780) 441 3932

1 866 940 6825 (Toll Free)

For quotes, bookings and questions


(780) 441 3934



Cargo moves along our traditional tug and barge route from Hay River, home to our 25-hectare loading terminal, large shipyard, Syncro-lift and fleet maintenance facility.

The people of the Arctic, the Inuvialuit and the Inuit, are our customers, our owners, and after decades of delivering their sealift cargo, and our longstanding friends. Since 1985, NTCL has been a 100% Inuit owned company, and is the founding member of the NorTerra group of companies. NorTerra is owned by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation of the Western Arctic on behalf of the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic and Nunasi Corporation, on behalf of the Inuit of Nunavut.