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ONTC to remain in public hands, telecom division to be sold

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Ontario Northland Transportation Commission Ontario’s Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle on Friday announced that the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) would remain in public hands, but would sell the communications arm Ontera. Ontario will continue...
4th April 2014
 
 
MATERIAL HANDLING

Alderon starts work on Quebec terminal

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TSX- and NYSE-listed Alderon Iron Ore on Wednesday reported that it had started preliminary work for the Pointe-Noire terminal facility at the Port of Sept-Iles, in Quebec, which would be the product handling facility for the Kami iron-ore...
2nd April 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

Could underground rail make a comeback?

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A quality railbound installation will have a lifecycle of at least 10 to 15 years
Underground rail networks used to transport mined materials may be poised for future growth, owing to the high cost of trackless machinery and other alternative transport methods.
28th March 2014
 
 
MATERIALS HANDLING

New icebreaker to transport Canadian Royalties nickel year round

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Montreal-headquartered ship-owning company Fednav on Thursday announced the arrival in Canada of its latest, most-specialised icebreaker, the MV Nunavik. Built at Japan Marine United (JMU) Corporation’s Tsu shipyardm, in Japan, the ship would be...
20th March 2014
 
 
RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE

Hefty prospects for heavy-haul rail developers in Africa

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Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) associate director Andrew Shaw has described extensive opportunities for the development of heavy-haul rail networks across Africa, citing the continent’s largely commodity-led growth as...
19th March 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

Upgraded heavy minerals bulk materials handling feeder launched in SA

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As the exclusive sub-Saharan distributor for UK-based Samson Materials Handling, local bulk materials handling equipment distributor BLT South Africa (BLT SA) introduced a new Samson materials handling feeder to the region’s heavy minerals...
14th March 2014
 
 
Materials Handling

Post-indaba ROI to take place

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ARNE FAYD’HERBE Panalpina Panprojects Africa is an international project logistics solutions provider that is regarded as the specialised and dedicated project logistics division of Panalpina World Transport While the Investing in African Mining Indaba was a success by most accounts, the popular mining conference’s return on investment (ROI) will be closely monitored over the next few months by supply chain solutions provider Panalpina Panprojects...
7th March 2014
 
 
MINING INDABA PREVIEW

Consultancy to be official safety awareness sponsor of Mining Indaba

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MARK BERGER
Aurecon will deliver the morning safety address to all delegates for the duration of the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba Engineering, project delivery and advisory services group Aurecon is the official safety awareness sponsor at the twentieth Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 3...
31st January 2014
 
 
MINING EQUIPMENT

Caterpillar reports record 2013 cash flow despite $10bn revenue drop

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The world’s largest earth-moving machinery and construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar on Monday said that it would embark on a new $10-billion stock repurchase programme after it expected to complete its current $7.5-billion programme...
28th January 2014
 
 
 
 
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