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The Port of Algoma is actively seeking out new clients to draw to its facility, in addition to working on the redevelopment of its commercial docking facilities into a regional commercial port.
Algoma port project nearing construction phaseShovels could be in the ground as early as 2016 to start the Port of Algoma redevelopment project, but the harbour has already attracted a new client in the interim.Anshumali Dwivedi, CEO of the Port of Algoma, said the company is starting to see “traction on the ground” as a result of actively pursuing new business for the Sault Ste. Marie port.“We’ve secured the first few cargos in 2015,” he said in mid-October. “Hopefully in October we’ll have the first ship coming in with aggregate c...


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Better functionality, capacity highlights of Sault expansion
The year 2015 marked a banner period for the Sault Ste. Marie Airport: it reached a new milestone for passenger travel and ushered in a suite of renovations to modernize the facility.On Nov. 20, the airport processed its 200,000th passenger (over 12 months), a new benchmark. Most of the increa...
Sault chamber picks new executive director
Rory Ring is the new executive director of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce. He replaces Shelley Barich who exited after 28 years. Ring’s first official day on the job is Feb. 16. “We knew that this would be the most important decision that we would collectively make as a board,” sa...
More layoffs announced at Tenaris
Tenaris Algoma Tubes is laying off another 230 employees, citing low market demand for the cuts.The company made the announcement Jan. 28, indicating in a news release the “temporary” layoffs would come into effect starting Feb. 1.Layoffs were previously announced in December 2014 and March 2015....
Essar Steel Algoma goes on the block
Essar Steel Algoma will start searching next month for a buyer or major new investor in its Sault Ste. Marie steelmaking operation. “We expect to begin the sale and investment solicitation process (SISP) and the search for a buyer by mid-February,” Chief Executive Officer Kalyan Ghosh said ...


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