The Port of Sept-Îles and LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc. are proud to announce that they have collectively reached a significant milestone of 50 million tonnes of iron ore handled since the Port’s Multi-User Wharf facility was commissioned in March 2018.
This milestone reflects both the significant growth of the mining industry and the operational excellence of the teams in place to meet demand and contribute to the fluidity of the supply chain. Aboard the M/V NSU Voyager, the 50-millionth tonne of iron ore from the Lac Bloom mine of Iron Ore Quebec took place. The nearly 300-metre-long ocean-going ship built in 2017 in Japan and owned by NS United Kaiun Kaisha Ltd will be redirected to Port Oita and Wakayama, Japan with a cargo of 197,000 tonnes of iron ore.
“The Port of Sept-Îles has experienced tremendous growth thanks to the Multi-User Wharf and its human capital, which has been able to operate the facilities with an enviable level of reliability of over 97% since they were commissioned,” said Pierre Gagnon. President and CEO of the Port of Sept-Îles.
“We must also recognize the successes of our customers, Minerai de Fer Québec and Tacora Resources, as well as the Société Ferroviaire et portuaire de Pointe-Noire, who contributed to this historic milestone. The Port and LOGISTEC teams have worked closely together to ensure the reliability of iron ore exports to markets. Today we salute the daily work and hard work of the teams on the ground to reach these first 50 million tonnes and the many more to come!”
“50 million tonnes is a symbol of the efforts and collaboration of LOGISTEC’s dedicated teams who work day and night to serve customers safely,” added Rodney Corrigan, President of LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc. Our team has developed cutting-edge expertise and has managed to ensure operational excellence, despite the growth in volumes and extreme weather conditions, and I would like to recognize their commitment and determination to contribute to the success of the Port of Sept-Îles, a vibrant world-class port.”
Since the start of operations, 297 vessels have been loaded at the Multi-User Wharf in Sept-Îles. The Port works tirelessly to ensure that the economic activities taking place in the Bay of Seven Islands are carried out as efficiently as possible and to ensure compliance with safety and environmental protection measures. LOGISTEC has been working in the maritime sector for over 70 years and has created an exceptional collaboration with the Port’s team to develop tailor-made expertise, to the great benefit of its clients.
(Photo of the Port of Sept-Îles)