Port of Sept-Îles gets new dock

by Array

SEPT-ÎLES, QUEBEC: Improvements being made to the Port of Sept-Îles should benefit iron ore shippers and other users of the port.

The port is adding a new, multi-user deep-water dock. It will be equipped with two ship loaders and two conveyor lines.

Funding for the project is coming from the federal government, which has pledged to invest up to $55 million in improvements to the port.

In a statement, president and chief executive officer of the Port of Sept-Îles, Pierre Gagnon, explained the economic benefits he believes the infrastructure upgrades will bring.

“The new multi-user dock will have multiple important effects, as it will ensure the start-up of major new iron ore mines in Quebec and Labrador, the expected impacts of which will be key, with nearly 3,000 new jobs and more than $10 billion in investments.”

Iron ore is the number one commodity shipped through the port.

The infrastructure improvements will help the port meet global shipping standards for the iron ore industry and will serve to improve the overall effectiveness and capability of port operations.