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Tanzania: Tanga in talks for increased rail usage

08 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Tanga Cement Co Ltd (TCCL) is finalising discussions with the government of Tanzania to use the Tanga-Moshi railway to Arusha for transportation of its products, according to Prof Makame Mbarawa, Minister for Works, Transport and Communication. TCCL has pledged to use the railway line to transport 35,000tpm. The move is intended to minimise damage to the country’s road network. Masanja Kadogosa, deputy director general at Tanzania Railway Ltd, reported that in 2014-15 TCCL dispatched 44,00...

Hope unveils state-of-the-art rail wagons, UK

03 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials has unveiled 48 state-of-the-art rail wagons, developed in partnership with VTG Rail UK. The vehicles were officially launched at an event at the Hope Works cement plant in Hope Valley, Derbyshire, with the ribbon cut by Under Secretary of State for Transport, Andrew Jones, MP. Transport Minister, Andrew Jones, local MP, Andrew Bingham, and Ashley Bryan, Industrial Director at Hope Construction Materials unveil the new wagons  The tailor-made wag...

Hope updates on UK development plans

07 January 2016, Published under Cement News

On the anniversary of its third year in business, Hope Construction Materials has announced advanced plans to open new depots – and extend existing sites – in the southeast of England. Use of the railway network features heavily in Hope’s plans, with four of the five sites able to receive raw materials (aggregates and cement) by rail. This follows the success of Hope’s new rail-linked cement, aggregates and concrete depot at Walsall in 2015. Details of the la...

Semen Indonesia to commission new packing plant

13 November 2015, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia will commission a new cement packing plant in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, sales department chief of the state company Bambang Djoko told local press. "The packing plant will strengthen the position of Semen Indonesia in cement industry in West Kalimantan and in the country in general. Currently the company has a 35 per cent share of cement market in the province," Bambang Djoko said. "Infrastructure development in Pontianak and West Kalimantan in general has been especi...

Hope Construction Materials signs transport services contract with DB Schenker Rail UK

06 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials and DB Schenker Rail UK have have signed a five-year partnership contract for transport services. The agreement covers the transport of aggregates from the quarry at Dowlow near Buxton in the UK to 10 locations across Britain. In 2015 a new depot was opened in Walsall, West Midlands, with further depots planned to open during the contract. Coal is also conveyed twice per week from South Wales to the cement plant in Hope. The locomotive naming ceremony w...

Buzzi Unicem to build new Texas rail terminal, USA

08 September 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem USA is to construct a US$7m rail terminal in northwest Temple, Texas, officials announced Friday. The terminal will use at least 1000 rail cars each year for cement distribution. As part of the project, Buzzi Unicem USA will add a rail spur, a secondary rail line that will branch off from the main rail line in Temple. “Temple is the ideal location for our company because it is a business-friendly city in the middle of one of our largest target markets,” Richard A. Sutter, t...

Tokyo Cement adds to shipping fleet, Sri Lanka

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement  announced the addition of a fifth vessel, 'MV Mohar', to its fleet of cement carriers. The 22,000t, pneumatic bulk cement carrier was inaugurated by chief guest Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation and guest of honour Upul Jayasuriya, chairman, Board of Investments, Sri Lanka. Speaking at the launch event, SR Gnanam, Tokyo Cement Group managing director, said:  "Logistics is an integral part of our business, and the increase in local demand has required u...

Babcock awarded US fleet management contract

28 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries US (AIUS), part of the Holcim Group, has awarded Babcock International Group a US$30m, 10-year contract to provide a fleet managed service for its Aggregate operation’s Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) across the Mid-Atlantic region. Babcock International secures 10-year contract to provide a fleet managedservice for AIUS' Aggregate operation’s Heavy Mobile Equipment (HME) across the Mid-Atlantic region This agreement covers over 130 assets across 14 sites...

Hope announces GBP1m wagon investment

26 May 2015, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials has announced a major investment in rail transportation from its flagship Derbyshire cement operation in the UK. The company is investing over GBP1m in the manufacture and long-term lease of 48 tailor-made rail wagons for the distribution of cement from its Hope Works, in Hope Valley. The wagons are being manufactured by German company Feldbinder, and are due for delivery to Hope Works in the autumn of 2015. Once in use, they will improve Hope’s ability to...

Cemex first company in UK to trial new Mercedes-Benz Econic tipper

24 April 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex is the first company in the UK to operate and trial the new Econic tipper, designed by Mercedes-Benz to provide the driver with an unrivalled field of vision. ”It’s clear to see that this revolutionary design, giving more than 90 per cent extra visibility* can help prevent incidents and save lives on our busy urban roads, particularly those of cyclists,” comments Matthew Wild, Vice President Cement Commercial, Logistics and Building Products. The three key features that give the exce...