As a leader in the Canadian resources sector we take pride in ensuring our products are of consistent, reliable and replicable quality; within cargoes and between cargoes.
Our Operations

IOC’s operations are integrated across our mine, including the newly opened Moss pit, and processing plant in Labrador City, Newfoundland and Labrador; our port, stockpile and vessel loading facility in Sept-Iles, Quebec; and the 418-kilometre railway, run by our subsidiary QNS&L, that joins these two centers of our business. We also have two Operational Logistics Optimization Centres, in Labrador City and Sept-Iles, that allows us to ensure the many parts of our complex operation are working together efficiently and smoothly to achieve maximum productivity. 


Sept-Iles Port Terminal Important Notice

All ships headed to or from IOC’s port installations at the Sept-Iles port or otherwise using tugboat or other marine services provided directly or indirectly by IOC at the Sept-Iles port are subject to the terms and conditions contained in the following document:



Loading dock vessel line up

This schedule is tentative and provided for reference purposes only.  The schedule is subject to change at any time, without notice, due to weather conditions, operational constraints or other reasons in the port operator’s sole discretion.



QNS&L Three-Year Plan

Pursuant to Section 141 of the Canada Transportation Act, QNS&L’s Three-Year Plan is below. The plan indicates where we intend to continue to operate the line or whether, within the next three years, we intend to take steps to discontinue operating the line.





IOC’s quality management system is built to meet the requirements of ISO 9001 : 2015, the Health, Safety, Environment, Communities and Quality (HSECQ) Policy and Rio Tinto HSEQ MS. The provisions of the quality management system apply to all activities in the Sept-Iles yard, specifically the activities of dumping, stacking, reclaiming, sampling and loading of cargos.