Proximity versus efficiency

Published 08 December 2014

Tagged Under: ship unloader terminals 

When Italy-based cement distibutor Cata Beton sought to develop its own cement storage and distribution terminal close to the port of Catania, Sicily, it turned to Euromecc to provide a turnkey solution. The project also involved the efficient, speedy transfer of cement shipments from the harbour direct to the terminal facility. By Daniele Sciuto, Euromecc Srl, Italy.

Completion of silo erection on site

Cata Beton faced two main challenges when planning its new cement storage and distribution terminal. Firstly, the company needed to locate the facility close to the harbour and have good connections to the island’s infrastructure. It therefore acquired a site in Catania’s industrial area, on the outskirts of the town and just 14km from the main port.

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