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Cemex: environmental savings for construction by barging

25 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Aggregates being barged up the River Thames Last month was a record month for transporting aggregates by barge down the River Thames, UK, saving approximately 320 road journeys. June saw record tonnages by barge of 10,300t sand and gravel loaded at Dagenham Wharf and transported along the River Thames to Fulham, to meet the increasing demand for concrete by the London construction market. The tonnage represents the equivalent of approximately 320 road journeys by eight-wheeler HG...

SCG establishes joint venture logistics company in Indonesia

29 June 2017, Published under Cement News

SCG Cement - Building Materials Company (SCG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Siam Cement Co (SCC) and PT Barito Investa Prima, have agreed to establish PT SCG Barito Logistics in Indonesia. The investment has an enterprise value of approximately THB162m (US$4.8m), whereby SCC will hold an indirect stake of 49 per cent through SCG, PT Barito Investa Prima will hold the remainder. This joint venture is aimed at enhancing the logistic network coverage and cost efficiencies for both companies....

LafargeHolcim expands its MEA retail network

16 June 2017, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announces the rollout of its specialised retail network for construction materials in Middle East Africa under the new Binastore banner. LafargeHolcim said in a statement that it already has the largest network in the region with 500 stores of different sizes. Serving the needs of end-consumers, self-builders, masons and smaller contractors, Binastore shops sell a broad range of LafargeHolcim’s own products and solutions as well as a variety of other construction materials f...

Lafarge Cement rules out compulsory redundancy if transport fleet is removed

26 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement has ruled out compulsory redundancy if it removes its transport fleet at the company’s Cauldon works in the UK, according to local press reports. Concerns have been raised that the Cauldon Works is to dispose of its transport fleet, which comprises around 30 drivers and 20 lorries, and contract the work out. However, a spokeswoman for Lafarge Cement in Cauldon said no decision had been made, but she ruled out any compulsory redundancies. A statement issued to the Post & T...

Cemex expands network to meet higher US demand

12 May 2017, Published under Cement News

To meet the increased number of construction projects in southern California, Cemex USA is expanding its network in the region with plans for a state-of-the-art rail-served distribution terminal in Los Angeles and a new aggregate loading system at its quarry in Victorville, California. This terminal is expected to bring high-quality aggregates to the Los Angeles metropolitan area and surrounding communities. “The Los Angeles metro area continues to grow, and Cemex USA continues to be a maj...

McInnis Cement welcomes rebuilding of Gaspésie railroad

10 May 2017, Published under Cement News

McInnis Cement has welcomed confirmation by the Québec Government to rebuild the Gaspésie railroad between Matapédia and Gaspé. Once the infrastructure is restored to McInnis’ cement plant site, the annual number of railcars delivering cement to the company’s customers will potentially rise from 300 to 2000. "The flexibility of the railway combined with our maritime distribution mode allows us to improve our logistics chain and reach certain markets more efficiently, in all seasons,” said ...

Thailand: Siam Cement launches logistics firm

31 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) has partnered with Yamato Asia to launch logistics firm SCG Express with an investment budget of THB633m (US$17.9m). Nithi Pattarachoke, vice-president for the domestic market at SCG, said the trend towards e-commerce and a digital economy prompted the cement conglomerate to capitalise on the movement. SCG Express offers a range of delivery services such as temperature-controlled delivery and express office-to-office delivery. The company will initially serve...

France: Cemex highlights involvement in Grand Paris project

21 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex has released details of its work on the Grand Paris infrastructure project, the largest such programme in France. The company has supplied over 55,000m 3 of concrete for the extension of the Paris Metro, participated in the construction of the ZAC Clichy Batignolles Development Area and provided logistical support for the whole development. “We are proud to participate in monumental projects like the Grand Paris, which will not only reshape the iconic city of Paris, but also improv...

UK: Simon Gibson Transport wins order with Aggregate Industries

19 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Simon Gibson Transport Ltd is increasing its fleet of trucks from 85 to 147 having won a major order with Aggregate Industries (LafargeHolcim Group) to transport cement from UK import terminals to distribution centres nationwide over a five-year period, reports the Hull Daily Mail. The East Yorkshire bulk powder transport specialist is to bring GBP8m (US$9.9m) worth of investment and new jobs to six UK ports. Goole-based Simon Gibson Transport Ltd currently has 13 operating centres across t...

Vietnam: Quang Ninh province to stop transportation of cement on Ha Long Bay

10 March 2016, Published under Cement News

The People’s Committee of the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh have decided to terminate the loading and discharge activities, as well as the transport of clinker, cement and wood chip on Ha Long Bay due to concerns over environmental pollution. Under the decision No. 617/QD-UBND, transportation of bulk cargo, such as clinker, cement and wood chip is to be terminated as of 1 July 2016. The transportation of these commodities will instead be conducted at Hon Net port on Bai Tu Long B...