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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....

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...