Sept-Îles

Québec government $120 million funding support to expand  Pointe-Noire terminal

Two ministers were on hand last Friday at the Port of Sept-Îles on the occasion of the announcement of $120 million in funding support from the Québec government to the Société ferroviaire de Pointe-Noire (SFPPN) to expand the capacity of its terminal installations. The major investment coincides with a strong recent surge in iron ore …

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Port of Sept-Îles achieves biggest cargo volume in 40 years

The Port of Sept-Îles today announced, already before the end of the year, that  its cargo throughput attained 30 million tonnes in early December. One has to go back to the golden era of the regional iron ore industry, in the late 1970s, to find such a high level of shipments which then classified Sept-Îles …

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Port of Sept-Îles sets record pace

Multiuser dock The Port of Sept-Îes on the St. Lawrence River, North America’s leading iron ore gateway, broke all records for first quarter throughput in the January through March period of 2020.”It’s unprecedented” (“du jamais vu”), Pierre C. Gagnon, President and CEO, told local media. The port handled 7.9 million tonnes of cargo in Q1 …

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Record tonnage since Sept- Îles Port Authority was created

The Port of Sept-Îles announced an increase of more than 15% in volume handled in 2019, at 29,292,000 tonnes compared to 25,363,000 tonnes the year before. This is the fourth best year since the record-setting 34,948,000 tonnes handled in 1979, and the best year since the Sept-Îles Port Authority was created in 1999. In 2019, …

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