The Arvik is bulk carrier, operated by Fednav, designed for operations in the Arctic. She was built in Japan, by Sumitomo Corporation in April 2021, and carries concentrated nickel ore from a mine near Deception Bay. She is of Polar Class 4 icebreaking capability, able to break ice up to 1.5 meters thick. She and her sister ships, Umiak and Nunavik, are said to be "the most powerful icebreaking bulk carriers in the world".
Radio Canada journalist Marc Godbout noted the completion of the Arvik in an opinion piece over the slow progress of new replacements for the aging fleet of icebreakers operated by the Canadian Coast Guard.
Shipping capacity, in excess of that needed to bring supplies to the mine will be donated to nearby native communities.
- Fednav welcomes Arvik, Heavylift PFI, 2021-05-04. Retrieved on 2022-02-06. “Ordered through Sumitomo Corporation and built by Japan Marine United Corporation (JMU) shipyards, the 31,000-dwt mine resupply vessel is a sister to Fednav’s two other Polar class 4 bulkers – Nunavik, delivered in 2014 and the Canadian-flagged Umiak I delivered in 2006.”
- Japanese-built icebreaker bulker delivered to Canada's Fednav, Baird Maritime, 2021-04-16. Retrieved on 2022-02-06. “The vessel is capable of breaking ice up to 1.5 metres thick and will be used primarily to transport nickel concentrate sourced from Deception Bay Port in northern Quebec.”
- Marc Godbout. Les brise-glace d’Ottawa, entre réalisme et politique, Radio Canada, 2021-05-07. Retrieved on 2022-02-06. (in French) “Le point clé est que ce navire va passer 12 mois dans des conditions arctiques, sans escorte, ce que personne d'autre n’est capable de faire au Canada, explique le PDG de Fednav, Paul Pathy.”
- Raglan Mine Gives New Icebreaker Arvik I an Enthusiastic Welcome. Glencore Corporation (2021-05-27). Archived from the original on 2022-02-06. Retrieved on 2022-02-06. “In addition to transporting concentrate to southern Quebec and delivering essential equipment to the mine site, the vessel will continue to provide free equipment transportation service for the communities of Salluit and Kangiqsujuaq, space permitting.”