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Railway and tax measures expected to impact Pakistan's cement sector

24 February 2020, Published under Cement News

The development of a railway line from a coalfield in Thar, Sindh province, to link to the rest of country, the start of a cargo train to Afghanistan and government measures to trace cement dispatches are expected to impact indirectly on the progress of the cement industry in Pakistan. A 105km-long railway line will be laid from Chhor to Islamkot to transport coal from Thar coalfield to the port of Qasim and up-country. The railway line will also open the way for new coal, gas, urea and li...

Axle load limit likely to hit Pakistan cement industry

17 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Dispatches of cement, clinker and other raw materials to and from factories in Pakistan via local transporters is expected to become more costly after the implementation of the NHSO 2000 axle load limit on carriers from 17 February, says an official announcement from the All Pakistan Goods Transports Owners Association.  The policy will ultimately increase the cost of sales and transportation for cement industry in Pakistan, experts have observed.  The export of cement/clinker will al...

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire opens new cement depot

05 September 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire has opened a new cement warehouse in Bouaké, in the north-central region, with traders now able to buy quantities larger than or equal to 10t without having to travel to Abidjan. The new depot is based at the old Gonfreville plant, with all bagged products (Classics, Extra and Superbric) available, according to the company.

Cemex Ventures invests in real-time delivery company

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures  has invested in LINKX, a software company that specialises in goods delivery optimisation. LINKX will help Cemex achieve control of deliveries in real time, allowing data-based decision-making and communication between shipper, carrier and receiver. "This investment is a clear example of our offer," said Gonzalo Galinodo, CEO of Cemex Ventures." LINKX came to us at a very early stage, and together, we worked on continuous improvements by reinforcing their minimum viable prod...

JK Lakshmi to upgrade logistics

15 January 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s JK Lakshmi Cement has contracted FarEye, a digital logistics company, to maintain its distribution network and increase predictive visibility. "On our wide distribution network handling volumes around 800,000tpm, pilferage and back/forward loading are some of the key operational challenges that we face. We believe that gaining better visibility into our vast network of multiple plants and about 10,000 destinations will help us control pilferage, optimise capacity and eventually hel...

Tarmac sets up more flexible distribution model

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH group) is to restructure the distribution model for its Cement and Lime division in the UK. A comprehensive strategic review will result in a more flexible regional model for both bulk and packed cement distribution, which have previously operated on a national basis. Tarmac's own fleet operations will handle around 50 per cent of bulk cement and 20 per cent of packed cement distribution, supported by six regional distribution providers selected through a rigorous procurement p...

Argos sells stake in port company

16 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Grupo Argos has sold its 50 per cent stake in a port operator to an investment fund managed by Goldman Sachs for about US$136m, Grupo Argos said in a statement on Monday. Compania de Puertos Asociados SA, called Compas, moves principally coal and cement through its ports in the Andean country. Argos' stake was sold to West Street Infrastructure Partners III, which is run by Goldman Sachs, for COP407bn. The sale price is two and a half times what Grupo Argos invested in the business in...

CIMERWA launches bulk cement service

14 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Rwanda’s sole producer of cement, CIMERWA, on Friday introduced its bulk cement offering whic  will see customers receive cement directly at their construction sites without the use of bagged cement. Unveiling the new CIMERWA Bulk Cement service at a meeting in Kigali, company CEO, Bheki Mthembu, said its bulk truck will unlock some of the bottlenecks encountered with bagged cement. The vehicle will deliver cement directly to the construction site, pump it in the silo after which construc...

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....