Port-Cartier, Port-Cartier, Québec, December 10, 2020 – ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada (“ArcelorMittal”) is proud to celebrate today the 60th anniversary of its railway linking the Mont-Wright mine to its facilities in Port-Cartier. Inaugurated on December 10, 1960, this railway represented at the time an essential access route for the development of Northern Québec. Today, it remains essential to the economic vitality of Québec’s North Shore region.
Sixty years after its inauguration, ArcelorMittal’s railway remains a strategic link to enable the shipment of more than 25 million tonnes of iron ore to international markets each year.
“Our railway is at the heart of our company’s rich history in Québec. It is an integral part of the province’s heritage and we are proud of how far we have come in the last 60 years. I salute the expertise of our employees who ensure, in a safe and competent manner, the operation, maintenance and continuous evolution of the railway,” declared Mapi Mobwano, Chairman of ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada’s Management Committee.
“I would like to thank our employees who do an outstanding job of coordinating all our activities impeccably, with all the challenges involved in transporting 75,000 tonnes of iron ore on a single rail line every day. The technological advances we continually integrate make it a world-class asset of which we can all be proud,” added Michael LaBrie, General Manager, ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada.
A true feat of engineering and construction, the ArcelorMittal railway is 420 km long. It includes 50% curves, 20 bridges, 5 tunnels and 19 sidings. Nowadays, a train consists of 210 wagons and is more than two kilometres long, requiring the use of three locomotives.
The ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada team, who ensures its operation as well as the operation of the Port-Cartier seaport, includes over 600 specialized employees.
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Subsidiaries of ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producer in the world and among the top five producers of iron ore products globally, ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada G.P. (“AMIC”) and ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. (“AMMC”) are two complementary entities operating on Québec’s North Shore. AMIC ensures the transport of concentrate between Mont-Wright and Port-Cartier, and operates a seaport in Port-Cartier to transport and ship AMMC’s products to four continents. AMMC produces iron oxide concentrate and pellets for the steel market. The two companies employ approximately 2,500 people, making ArcelorMittal the largest employer in the North Shore region.All the news