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Essroc officially opens rail project, USA

15 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Essroc Cement’s plant in Martinsburg, West Virginia, has celebrated the completion of a US$10m railroad spur project that is expected to help a cement producer ship thousands of tons of product each year via raill. About 100 people attended the official opening ceremony for the 1.2-mile rail spur, which connects the Essroc cement plant to Winchester & Western Railroad just south of Martinsburg. “It’s a day where we finally put the last pieces of a puzzle together,” said Brian Costenbader, ...

Oskolcement increases 1H shipments by 6.1%

10 July 2012, Published under Cement News

Russia-based producer Oskolcement has reported shipments of 1.5Mt for the first six months of 2012, representing a YoY increase of 6.1 per cent. In terms of distribution, thanks to a fleet of new trucks purchased by parent company Eurocement, deliveries by road increased by 17.1 per cent YoY.

Cemex adds 10 new Volvo tractor units to its fleet

26 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK Cement Logisitics has added 10 new Volvo FM 12 440 6 x 2 Tractor Units to its fleet of 120 bulk powder fleet. The fleet currently covers around 1.5km per month and the decision to buy Volvo was dependent on the vehicle’s whole life costings covering maintenance, ad-blue usage if required and miles per gallon. The average improvement to existing Volvos in the fleet has been around 0.5 miles per gallon and represent significant fuel savings and operational efficiencies. Addition...

Dangote Cement to improve distribution network, Nigeria

25 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The management of Dangote Cement said it was reviewing its distribution network to ensure availability of the product by creating wider access for its customers. The company said that this would not only ensure price stability but also guarantee availability of product at the most reasonable price. Devakumar Edwin, Group Managing Director of Dangote Cement, said that at the height of skyrocketing cement prices, the company had acquired 5000 trucks to boost its logistics and pave the way f...