Another new crane coming to B.C. training centre

By Keith Norbury

A 20-tonne dock gantry crane will be added to the equipment in 2015 at a new training centre for unionized B.C. longshore workers that began operations last fall. The German-designed Kocks crane, also known as a container crane, will train operators to handle every type of cargo, including breakbulk, said John Beckett, Vice-President of training, safety and recruitment with the B.C. Maritime Employers Association. “It’s a full-size, fully operational, full-speed ship-to-shore crane that we are going to use on our site for training purposes only,” Mr. Beckett said.

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Alderon commences preliminary work for Pointe Noire iron ore terminal

Alderon Iron Ore Corp. is pleased to announce that it has commenced preliminary work for the Pointe-Noire Terminal facility at the port of Sept-Îles, Quebec.  This is the product handling facility for the Kami Iron Ore Project (“Kami Project”) with mining and processing facilities located in western Labrador. The Kami Project is held by the Company’s affiliate The Kami Mine Limited Partnership (“Kami LP”).

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Irving to embark of significant N.B. mill upgrades and expansions

By Tom Peters

Irving Pulp & Paper will invest over $500 million to modernize and expand its New Brunswick operations. The projects are expected to create over 100 full-time new mill jobs, several hundred direct and indirect construction jobs, plus over 100 new direct and indirect woodlands jobs. Irving’s announcement follows a recent announcement by the New Brunswick government to increase by 21 per cent the amount of softwood that can be harvested by forest companies on Crown land.

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