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Port Operations, Services and Technical Data

Port of Sept-Iles

At the mouth of the St. Lawrence seaway | One of North America’s leading iron-ore port


Under the 1999 Canada Marine Act, the Port of Sept-Îles became a Canadian Port Authority under the governance of a board of directors made up of members from various sectors of the Sept-Îles community. The management of the Port of Sept-Îles is ensured by a multidisciplinary team that ensures the implementation of a strategic vision of development in tune with the needs of the local population.

The Port of Sept-Iles is a natural deep sea harbour located on Quebec’s North Shore within a 45-km2 circular bay. Its ideal location protects it from the elements, allowing it to remain fully operational all year round. Benefiting from its strategic location, right at the entrance of the Gulf of the St. Lawrence, Sept-Iles is an important international distribution centre. 

Its privileged location, at the heart of the main maritime routes between North America, Europe and Asia, as well as year round access to the St. Lawrence, are at the origin of its rating amongst the most important Canadian ports and of its traffic of nearly 80% of its merchandise destined for international markets.

PORT SERVICES

  • Security
  • Fresh water
  • Lighting
  • Garbage handling
  • Tugboat services available
  • Bunkering On-site
  • Canadian Port Authority staff
  • On-site Customs Clearance
  • Local food supply

DIRECT ACCESS TO PORT

  • Marine Reference Chart #1220 Canadian Hydrographic Services
  • Latitude: 50 11’ 50’’ N 66 22’ 59’’W
  • Air draft: NO
  • Pilots are compulsory
  • Tugs are available upon request

 


Procedures and Tariffs

The Sept-Îles Port Authority promotes safe and efficient navigation and environmental protection in the waters of the bay. Safety and environment are our top priorities. Since 2012, the Port of Sept-Iles grants a discount to vessels members of Green Award. You can find eligibility conditions on their website under the Tariff tab.


ASK US FOR A QUOTE

For complete procedures and tariffs, please visit www.portsi.com. For cruise vessels berthing enquiries, quotes and reservations, please contact us.

 


Cruise Ship Dock (Berth #12)

Built at the cost of 20.6 million dollars, the Cruise Terminal at Berth 12 offers a modern world-class infrastructure. Inaugurated in 2010, the first ship to berth there on June 4, 2010 was the Norwegian Spirit, with more than 2,300 passengers onboard.

Besides being able to welcome cruise ships of practically any size, the dock can also accomodate other types of ships year-round.

TECHNICAL DATA

  • Concrete berth on 120 tubular steel pilons 
  • 6 Teflon fenders on 35 tubular steel pilons 
  • 3 mooring dolphins
  • Length : 315 m
  • Draft: -11 m (-36 ft) (Chart Datum)
  • Waterline to berth: ±5 m (16.4 ft) (Chart Datum)
  • Tide: 2.7m average (-0.1 m to +3.4 m) | 8.9ft average (-0.3 ft to +11.1 ft)

LEARN MORE ABOUT DOCK CONSTRUCTION

DISTANCES TO COVER BY PASSENGERS FROM SHIP

  • Pavilion and Bus boarding zone: ± 0.04 mi 
  • Trains boarding: ± 0.80 mi 
  • Tourist zone: ± 0.62 mi
  • ± 0.3 mi away from downtown Sept-Îles
  • Linked to downtown by road, multi-use paths & walking paths
  • Shuttle service between dock & downtown Sept-Îles available for a fee (free for crew members)

Gangway

ADAPTERS AT BOTH ENDS

  • Ship side: 4 ½ feet long (1.5 meter), 3 feet wide (1.1 meter)
  • Dock side: 4 ½ feet long (1.5 meter), 6.9 feet wide (2.1 meters)