of Sept-Îles

The Port of Sept-Îles extends along a deep 45 km2 bay cutting into the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. An archipelago of 7 islands form a scenic natural barrier at the mouth of this large body of water, which affords safe anchorage for ships 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Port of Sept-Îles’s state-of-the-art facilities can accommodate the world’s largest bulk carriers and it has an annual cargo handling capacity of 100 MT, making it the largest mineral port in North America. 

A closer look at

North America’s
largest mineral port



Formerly managed by the Canadian government, the Port of Sept-Îles became an autonomous organization in 1999. Since then we have been a local organization managed and run by the people of Sept-Îles. Our development vision is based solely on the needs and realities of our community.


A brief port history


360°virtual tour

Explore our port from wherever you are with 360° immersive technology. Get a first-hand look at the world-class facilities of North America’s largest mineral port and a wealth of technical and historical information. Welcome to the Port of Sept-Îles. Enjoy your visit!




There are 15 docks on the bay of Sept Îles, including the Vieux-Quai, the marina, the fishing harbour, the Arcand Dock, and the 2 industrial docks owned by the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC). The Port of Sept-Îles owns and operates 9 of the docks, arranged in 5 terminals: Relance, Multi-user, Monseigneur-Blanche, Pointe-aux-Basques and Pointe-Noire.


International cruise port of call

The opening of the Cruise Ship Dock on October 4, 2010, meant the port could accommodate large steamers like the historic Queen Mary 2, marking a major tourism development milestone for the city of Sept-Îles and the community of Uashat mak Mani-utenam.

Investing in the future


As a world-class deep-water port, we want to provide the perfect cargo handling conditions and promote projects that benefit the local and regional economy. We work closely with a team of experts and a network of visionary partners to invest in the sustainable development of our strategic services and infrastructure. Read more about our ongoing and upcoming development projects.

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Looking for a rewarding career at one of Canada’s largest ports? Set your sights on the Port of Sept-Îles! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind work experience on a team of local residents committed to the region’s socioeconomic development.

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We are a major partner in large-scale industrial projects in Sept-Îles and on the North Shore.

We are a local organization managed and run by the people of Sept-Îles—people who take pride in supporting their community.

The Port of Sept-Îles adopts environmental best practices to protect its community and the surrounding ecosystem.