The port of Sept-Iles joined the Green Award scheme

The Port of Sept-Îles (Canada) awards a reduction on port dues to sea-going vessels certified by the Green Award Foundation effective from the 1st of January 2012. In January 2012 Green Award Managing Director Jan Fransen visited the port to welcome it to the scheme.

During an official ceremony on the 17th January 2012, Jan Fransen (Managing Director, Green Award) handed over the Green Award flag and a board with the Green Award logo to the management of the port of Sept-Îles. The handover ceremony marked the port’s decision to become a Green Award incentive provider and join the Green Award net of ports that recognise and encourage efforts of ship owners and managers to improve quality and safety of their vessels.

From left to right: Mr. P.D. Gagnon (President and CEO, the port of Sept-Îles), Ms. M. D’Auteuil (Director, Sustainable development, the port of Sept-Îles), Mr. M.C. Soucy (Chairman of the Board, the port of Sept-Îles) and Mr. J. Fransen (Managing Director, Green Award foundation)

The Port of Sept-Îles is the most important ore handling port in Canada. Open year-round, the port is characterized by its deep waters and 10 km wide semi-circular bay. Each year, nearly 25 million tons of merchandise is handled, comprised mainly of iron ore, alumina, aluminum, petroleum coke and limestone. Sept-Îles’ port facilities play a vital and strategic role in the operation of a number of businesses from the region’s primary sector. The port’s annual economic impact is estimated at nearly $1 billion, with some 4,000 direct and indirect jobs. Port activity at the Port of Sept-Îles therefore remains a significant source of wealth creation in Quebec and Canada.


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