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INSEE Cement starts shipments into Hambantota International Port

16 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Hambantota International Port has begun taking cement industry shipments in Sri Lanka, extending its bulk handling capabilities. INSEE Cement became the first cement producer to use the facilities at the port by unloading the Ithaca Patience, which discharged 27,150t of slag cargo. "The advantage of bringing in bigger ships provides economy of scale, and the efficiency with high productivity levels has made Hambantota Port the preferred option for the cement industry operating in the south,...

Cementos Progreso uses novel raw material transport technology

27 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Progreso is using RopeCon material transport technology to connect the crusher with its San Gabriel cement works. Located some 35km west of Guatemala City, the 2.2Mta plant is supplied by limestone from a quarry around 200m lower than the cement plant. The raw material is then transported over hilly and wooded area and over a 1.58km distance. By using RopeCon, supplied by Doppelmayr, to transport the limestone between the crusher and the processing plant the cement producer is...

Lafarge helps boost rail freight for Zambia Railways

18 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Zambia Railways Ltd (ZRL) has recorded an increase in freight in the first half of the year by 70,379t due to signing of service level agreements with local companies.  Part of the increase was due to ZRL arranging a new contract with Lafarge Cement. ZRL Public Relations Officer, Sombe Ngonga, attributed the increase in freight to the acquisition of more business from its customers in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the importation of coal from Zimbabwe for the booming cement produc...

Lafarge Iraq signs transportation deal

31 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Iraq have signed an agreement with Iraq’s General Company for Land Transportation (GCLT), which is owned by Iraq’s Ministry for Transport, for the transportation of its cement products. The Lafarge deal is the largest in history for GCLT according to an Iraq Business News report. The contract will run for one year, but has the possibility of a five-year extension. Lafarge Iraq operates three cement plants in the country, Bazian and Tasluja located in Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan, an...

Sri Lanka: Holcim Lanka inaugurates new transport model

11 May 2016, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim subsidiary Holcim Lanka has begun operations of a new ship-to-rail road hybrid model for the transportation of its raw materials. The state railway will transport Holcim cement related raw materials by rail from the Eastern port of Trincomalee to the Mahawa railway station where the company's dedicated trucks will then transport the materials to the Puttalam Cement Works Plant. Holcim Lanka Procurement and Logistics Director, Charith Wijendra, said: "It is critical we pro...

Cargotec's MacGregor completes acquisition of Aker Solutions unit

31 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Cargotec's MacGregor has completed the acquisition of the mooring and loading systems business from Aker Solutions. Cargotec announced the agreement to acquire the unit in October 2013 for an enterprise value of approximately EUR180m. The unit will be consolidated into MacGregor's results as of 1 February 2014.   "The addition of the mooring and loading systems' team members, technologies and products further positions MacGregor as a true leader in the marine and offshore equipment market.  ...

Sumitomo Osaka considers streamlining transport operations, Japan

29 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Sumitomo Osaka Cement is considering an overhaul of the group’s transport operation as it prepares to mark 20 years since the company was merged into a single entity. The Nikkei reports that the Japanese cement producer aims to integrate two transport subsidiaries, Sumise Kaiun Co and Taiyo Kisen Co, in order to revamp its logistics structure which has been in place since the old Sumitomo Cement and former Osaka Cement merged to become Sumitomo Osaka in October 1994. The two transport uni...