North America

Rusal Resumes Aluminium Shipments To U.S. Buyers

Rusal Resumes Aluminium Shipments To U.S. Buyers

With sanctions finally in the rear-view mirror, Russian Federation aluminium giant U.C. Rusal said earlier this week that it has resumed shipments to buyers in the United States. In comments made to Reuters on Monday, Rusal CEO Evgenii Nikitin said that the...


Alcoa Inks Seven-Year Power Deal For Massena Plant

Alcoa’s Massena plant has reached a new, seven-year deal with the New York Power Authority to provide electricity to the plant, picking up where the existing deal leaves off at the end of this month. The new contract, which runs through 2026, will provide the plant with 240 MW of low-cost hydropower sourced from NYPA’s […]

Ottawa Announces C$100 Million Investment In Aluminium And Steel Firms Impacted By Section 232 Tariffs

In an effort at mitigating damage done to the dominion’s small- and medium-sized aluminium and steel manufacturers by the Trump Administration’s Section 232 tariffs, the Canadian government said Monday that it plans to send C$100 million (US$74.6 million) to affected manufacturers and users of the metals. Navdeep Bains, federal minister of innovation, science, economic development […]

Aleris Turns In Record Numbers For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2018

Cleveland rolled aluminium firm Aleris International, Inc. reported financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2018 yesterday. An uptick in demand and a favorable metal environment in North America helped propel most of the firm’s numbers past those of preceding periods. The fourth quarter saw Aleris ship 203 metric tons […]

Mexico’s Government Says Ratification Of USMCA Contingent Upon End To Section 232 Aluminium And Steel Tariffs

Echoing the United States’ northern neighbors, officials from the Mexican government confirmed over the weekend the position that ratification of NAFTA’s successor hinges in large part upon the Trump Administration lifting the Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminium. While renegotiating the trade deals in which the United States government is a party was […]