Northland's Iron Ore Concentrate Has Reached the Port of

Northland's Iron Ore Concentrate Has Reached the Port of Narvik 
LUXEMBOURG, LUXEMBOURG -- (Marketwire) -- 12/18/12 -- Northland
Resources S.A.  (TSX:NAU)(OSLO:NAUR)(FRANKFURT:NPK)(OMX:NAURo)
("Northland" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the first
concentrate has been transported by rail on the Malmbanan railway,
from Pitkajarvi to the Port of Narvik. 
Northland Resources started ramping up production of high-grade,
high-quality iron ore concentrate on December 4, 2012. Since then,
the concentrate has been trucked 150 km to Northland's new
trans-loading terminal in Pitkajarvi, outside Svappavaara. From
Pitkajarvi the product will be transported by rail on the high
capacity railway Malmbanan (the Ore Railway) to Narvik, a distance of
226 kilometers. 
During the weekend three trains reached the Port of Narvik, carrying
Northland's concentrate. Each train set comprised of 27 rented box
rail cars. The concentrate will be stored at Northland's interim
terminal area before loaded on vessels for further shipment to
customers early in the first quarter of 2013.  
"This is yet another important milestone in the ramp-up phase as the
logistic chain has worked as planned," said Willy Sundling, Project
Manager - Logistics at Northland. "We have proved that our logistic
solution is very robust, also during low temperatures. In the
beginning of this year, Northland decided to work with strong
logistical partners with a proven track record - that has paid off.
We will now continue the tests of equipment and training of staff,
with the aim to be fully operational in the beginning of first
quarter next year." 
Cliffton Mining, a subsidiary to Peab AB, is operating the trucking
between the mine in Kaunisvaara and Pitkajarvi. Green Cargo is
operating the railway transports from Pitkajarvi and Narvik. Grieg
Logistics AS is responsible for the port operation. Coordination of
the logistics chain in carried out by Savage Service Corporation. 
Karl-Axel Waplan, President & CEO, Northland Resources S.A. 
Northland is a producer of iron ore concentrate, with a portfolio of
production, development and exploration mines and projects in
northern Sweden and Finland. The first construction phase of the
Kaunisvaara Project is complete and production ramp-up started in
November 2012. The Company will produce high-grade, high-quality
magnetite iron concentrate in Kaunisvaara, Sweden, where the Company
will exploit two magnetite iron ore deposits, Tapuli and Sahavaara.
Northland has entered into off-take contracts with three partners for
the entire production from the Kaunisvaara Project over the next
seven to ten years. The Company is also preparing a Definitive
Feasibility Study ("DFS") for its Hannukainen Iron Oxide Copper Gold
("IOCG") project in Kolari, northern Finland and for the Pellivuoma
deposit, which is located 15 km from the Kaunisvaara processing
plant.
Contacts:
Northland Resources S.A.
Karl-Axel Waplan
President and CEO
+46 705 104 239 
Northland Resources S.A.
Peder Zetterberg
Acting CFO
+46 708 652 120 
Northland Resources S.A.
Anders Antonsson
Vice President - Investor Relations
+46 709 994 970
www.northland.eu
 
 
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