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Nov 14, 2023
Company moved close to 6.1 million tonnes of ore on Capesize bulk carrier vessels, says company spokesperson
Nunavut’s only iron mine moved more ore than ever before this year and used fewer ships to do it.
Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. shipped close to 6.1 million tonnes from its Mary River mine on northern Baffin Island in 2023, according to a Nov. 1 post on the company’s Facebook page. The previous company record was 5.9 million tonnes of ore, set in 2019.
Baffinland’s ships also made fewer crossings this year, thanks to the introduction of Capesize bulk carrier class of ships, which are more than double the size of carriers previously used by the company.
The Capesize class of carrier is owned by German company Oldendorff. It’s one of the largest in the world at 300 metres long and 50 metres wide.