DP World Fraser Surrey to export concentrates using rotating containers

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DP World (Canada) Inc. has signed a long-term agreement with New Gold Inc. to facilitate the export of copper concentrate through DP World Fraser Surrey using rotating containers. New Gold will be the first mining company in North America to use the Intermodal Solutions Group rotating containers system, from mine to vessel. Fully sealed containers will be rotated 180 degrees within the hold of the vessel to unload the contents rather than using the traditional bulk ship loader. A mobile dust suppression unit is fitted around the rim of each vessel hatch emitting water mist to mitigate dust levels. In addition to concentrates, the ‘rotainer’ technology can be used with sulfur, wood pellets, fertilizer and grains. By keeping bulk products contained, from mine to ship, there is no product damage or loss and the risk of environmental contamination during transport and loading is dramatically reduced. The new operation at the DP World Fraser Surrey marine terminal is expected to begin in early 2022.

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