What We Do
IOC’s operations are integrated across our mine and processing plant in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador; our port and stockpile in Sept-Iles, Quebec; and the 418-kilometre railway, run by our subsidiary QNS&L, that joins these two centers of our business.
Our Products

With a high-quality iron ore reserve and a long mine life, IOC is a global leader in the high quality iron ore sector, producing premium DR and BF pellets and sinter feed. IOC’s pellets and concentrate are high grade products with world leading low alumina and ultra-low phosphorus, beneficial to the iron & steel industry. These pellets are high quality with a clean chemistry, which helps to lower the carbon footprint, compared to lower quality grades and forms of iron ore, when used in the iron & steel industry. We take pride in ensuring that these products are of consistent, reliable and replicable quality; within cargoes and between cargoes.


We target niche, high value segments of the seaborne iron ore market, including high-grade, low-impurity fines, premium blast furnace pellets and premium direct reduction pellets. These products, within the broader iron ore market, have seen a significant and sustained increase in demand from both blast furnaces and electric arc furnace steel producers. This is because our high-grade, low-impurity products enable steelmakers to operate more productively and produce higher quality steels while meeting increasingly stringent environmental standards. 


Rio Tinto has sales teams located in all major steelmaking regions of the world who are able to discuss IOC high quality products, provide support and direction in maximising the benefit available from our premium pellets and fines. If you would like to learn more about our products, the sales and marketing team can be reached at: