Port of Sept-Îles becomes Canada’s second largest port based on 2023 cargo volume

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The Port of Sept-Îles celebrated a record year in 2023, handling 36.6 million metric tons of cargo. This achievement positions it as the second-largest port in Canada and the largest mineral port in North America. The port has undergone a strategic overhaul, including updating its mission, vision, and values. It also engaged in community consultations, notably through an online public consultation project “Ré-imaginez le cœur de Sept-Îles,” which saw significant participation.  This development is crucial as the maritime activities in this zone constitute a significant portion of Québec’s export value. The region is attracting interest for its high-purity iron resources, positioning it as a key player in green steel production and the broader iron industry’s decarbonization efforts.

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