UAE’s Sharjah Cement Factory has signed a memorandum of understanding with Etihad Rail which will enable the cement producer to transport more than 5Mta of cement and raw materials, more than half the company’s current logistic requirements.
The agreement will offer Sharjah a freight solution that will reduce transport costs and improve efficiency by allowing the use of a mode of transport that is safer and more environmentally-friendly than trucks.
Ahmad Abdalla Al Noman, chairman of Sharjah Cement Factory, said: “As a local building materials manufacturer, an efficient distribution system is critical for our competitive growth. Rail is globally preferred as a more cost-effective and environmentally friendly mode of transport for cement than trucks, and we look forward to using the Etihad Rail network to further enhance the efficiency of our distribution system to our customers.”
Sharjah Cement Factory has a 2.2Mta clinker capacity and 4.27Mt of cement capacity.