Canadian Mining Journal

  • SHIPPING: Bulk carrier adds to fleet of heavy cargo ships

    June 16, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    McKeil Marine of Hamilton announces the addition of a second bulk carrier designed with four cargo holds for transporting heavy loads of powdered cement and other raw materials. Built in 2004, the ship is a 136 metre by 21 metre

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    TRANSPORTATION: Lockheed Martin’s hybrid airship boon to remote projects

    March 31, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    UNITED STATES – Lockheed Martin has signed a letter of intent with UK-based Straightline Aviation for the sale of 12 of its new Hybrid Airships, a deal worth US$480 million. Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2018 and continue until

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    Port of Vancouver continues to provide essential services

    April 1, 2015 by David Godkin

    There’s no question that Canadian coal, met or thermal, is among the best in the world and that the Port of Vancouver is better positioned to deliver it to the U.S. and coal-hungry Asian markets than most other ports along the Pacific…

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    Freight transport, oil spills, and the James Bay Treaty No. 9 Agreement

    April 1, 2015 by Walter Naveau

    In the early hours of Sunday, February 15, 2015, my community of Mattagami First Nation (a signatory to the 1905 James Bay Treaty No. 9) bore witness to a CN Rail freight train derailment involving 29 newer-style tankers, known as CPC-1232,…

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    Canadian ore carrier makes historic journey to China via Northwest Passage

    January 1, 2015 by Richard Desgagnes* and Andrew Godfrey*

    Shipping history was recently made in Canada when Fednav’s MV Nunavik sailed from Deception Bay, Quebec to Bayuquan, China via Canada’s Northwest Passage.

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    RAILROAD: Province to support Ontario Northland

    April 8, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Last week the Ontario government announced that that the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission will stay in public hands. That ended two years of uncertainty for commission employees living in North Bay, ON. The ONTC…

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    Huge marine port continues to upgrade to meet growing demands

    May 1, 2013 by David Godkin

    It is by just about any measure you care to use one of the most impressive marine port developments in the Pacific Northwest: passenger cruise terminals meshing with a world-class intermodal (ship to rail) container terminal. Marine loading…

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    TRANSPORTATION: CN suspends study for rail line to Quebec/Labrador iron ore

    February 13, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONTREAL – CN has suspended work on the feasibility study for a proposed rail line to new iron ore producers in Quebec and Labrador. The company says that looming slowdowns in mine development timing and the lack of participation by all…

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    Noront hopes to soar with Eagle’s Nest

    September 10, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Toronto-based explorer Noront Resources is banking on a newly published feasibility study at its advanced stage Eagle’s Nest polymetallic nickel-sulphide deposit — which also includes copper, platinum, palladium, and…

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    Miners endorse CN Rail plan for Labrador Trough

    August 13, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — In the grand scheme of things Canada isn’t known as a great power in the iron ore business, but a group of forward-thinking mining companies have come together with the Canadian National Railway to explore the…

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    TRANSPORTATION: Port of Sept Iles signs up mining companies

    July 18, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – The Sept Iles Port Authority has signed agreements with three more mineral producers for shipping their ores and concentrates through its facilities at Pointe Noire. The port is being expanded at a cost of $220 million, and will…

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    TRANSPORTATION: Inching toward the Kearl oil sands project

    January 19, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    When I saw an item about the difficulty of moving large industrial loads from Idaho through Montana to Canada, it was the word “Idaho” that caught my eye. Then the word “Kearl” as in Imperial Oil’s oil sands development near Fort McMurray, AB….