Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    Exclusive iron ore port could boost Vale expansion plan

    March 22, 2021 by Bruno Venditti

    The global production of iron ore products reached 2.2 billion tonnes in 2020 and is expected to reach 2.35 billion tonnes in 2021, according to Fastmarkets. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, China has imported a record amount of iron ores, pushing

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    TRUCKS: Volvo Trucks presents heavy-duty electric concept trucks

    December 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SWEDEN – Volvo Trucks has developed electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional distribution. Heavy duty electric trucks can help improve the work environment for drivers and construction workers thanks to low noise level and zero exhaust emissions during

  • Feature

    A mine rescue vehicle for the 21st century

    December 1, 2019 by Trevor Flynn and Le Yang Xu

    A new mine rescue vehicle, the MRV 9000 is now in use at three mines in Canada

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    TRANSPORTATION: CN Rail, unions reach tentative settlement

    November 27, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The short-lived strike at Canadian National Railway is over. The company and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference reached a tentative agreement on Nov. 26, 2019, after only nine days of labour action. There were real fears from the

  • TRANSPORTATION: MAC wants binding arbitration to end rail strike

    November 19, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada has expressed “serious concern” regarding the damage a long strike that halts rail service will do to the mining industry. The job action comes as a result of failing to come to a

  • News

    COBALT-GOLD: Ground broken for Tlicho all-season road that is boon to Fortune

    August 26, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The ground breaking ceremony for the 97-km Tlicho all-weather road on Aug. 24 in the town of Whati. The new two-lane gravel road will connect to the territorial highway system to the town of Whati, replacing the

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    INFRASTRUCTURE: Rio Tinto sells Kitimat wharf

    November 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto completed the lease and sale of a wharf and land in Kitimat to LNG Canada for a consideration of $576 million. LNG has also agreed to build a replacement wharf for Rio’s export shipments of

  • TRANSPORTATION: MAC says feds fail at railway oversight

    April 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada is disappointed and frustrated by the federal government’s failure to protect captive users from price gouging by Canada’s railways. The mineral industry is the single largest customer group of this country’s railways. Mining

  • News

    IRON ORE: New Millennium sells part of port to owner of Scully mine

    April 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Calgary-based New Millennium Iron Corp. (NML) has agreed to sell a portion of its multi-user wharf capacity to Tacora Resources of Grand Rapids, Minn. The agreement calls for Tacora to purchase the rights to 6.5 million tonnes of

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    PHOSPHATE: Arianne to test aluminum in transport trailers

    March 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Based in Saguenay, Que., Arianne Phosphate is launching an R&D effort to incorporate aluminum into the transport trucks that will carry concentrate from its Lac A Paul project in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region to the deep water port to

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    TRANSPORTATION: MAC applauds federal plan for Canada’s North

    July 5, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada says it applauds the most recent announcement concerning the federal government’s infrastructure plan – the Trade and Transportation Initiative (TTCI). The Canadian government has pledged a total of $2 billion over 11 years

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    TRANSPORTATION: Solution from Volga-Dnepr boosts Mary River production target

    May 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ outsize cargo specialists came up with an innovative solution to help the Canadian mining company Baffinland Iron Mines increase its iron ore production quota in 2017 at its Mary River operation on the northeast coast of