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Raysut Cement reports loss of cement carrier

17 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement Company has announced total loss of its Raysut II cement carrier in the wake of Cyclone Mekunu on 25 May. The vessel is owned by Raybulk Navigation Inc, a subsidiary of Raysut Cement. The vessel ran aground at Fazayah beach, 18 nautical miles west of Salalah Port during storm. According to media reports, the group is expected to receive OMR4.129m (US$10.7m) against insurance for loss of ship and various cyclone Mekunu claims,” said Ghose Jotirmoy Pratuk Krishna, Chief Executi...

Russian cement companies delivered 4.43Mt of cement by rail

01 May 2018, Published under Cement News

In the first quarter of 2018, Russian cement companies supplied 4.43Mt of cement to their customers by rail. EuroCement Group accounted for a 34.5 per cent share of this total, down from 37.5 per cent the previous year, according to Esmerk Russian News. The top five suppliers by rail transport are Novoroscement with 405,950t (+18.3 per cent), South Ural Mining And Processing Company with 348,500t (+35.4 per cent), Mordovcement with 338,250t (-25.8 per cent), Sukholozhskcement with 295,2...

McInnis Cement can transport more cement by rail

25 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The number of rail wagons transported by McInnis Cement across the Cascapedia bridges in Richmond may be increased, according to Radio Gaspésie. A recent review of the ultrasonic structure has shown that the bearing capacity of the bridges is higher than was estimated. The Canadian Department of Transport will allow McInnis Cement to increase the number of wagons that can cross from 10 to 25 per week. Although CAD100m (US$78m) investment was announced to overhaul the railway system al...

PT Indocement

26 March 2018, Published under Cement News

This month marks the opening of Indocement’s new cement terminal in South Sumatra. Located in Palembang, the terminal has a handling capacity of 500,000tpa, and is designed to improve logistics and distribution across the western part of the archipelago.The company currently has a market share of 14-15 per cent on Sumatra but hopes to boost this to 20-25 per cent with the arrival of its new terminal. According to the Indonesia Cement Association, Sumatra is the second-largest consumer of ...

Indocement opens new Palembang terminal

21 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Indocement has opened a new cement terminal in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. The 0.5Mta terminal will improve the company’s distribution and logistics in the western part of the archipelago. The cement producer has currently a market share of 14-15 per cent on Sumatra, which is the second-largest market in Indonesia after Java. The new terminal is expected to help raise this to 20-25 per cent. Indocement owns seven further terminals in Indonesia – Semarang, Lombok, Tanjung Prio...

Vessel transporting 1050t of clinker sinks in Bangladesh

19 March 2018, Published under Cement News

A vessel transporting 1050t of clinker to Khulna, Bangladesh, sank on Thursday after a crack appeared in its hull. While 11 crew members were on board at the time, all were rescued by locals. "We felt something was wrong in the vessel from the beginning of the journey, that’s why we tried to speed up and anchor here," said Rabiul Islam, master of the ship. Crew members have commented on the potential negligence of the appropriate authorities who noticed the fault but did not unload the...

FHL to set up a warehouse to avoid shortages

13 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Fijian Holdings Ltd (FHL) is planning to set up a warehouse in the west to avoid cement shortages in the future, reports the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation. Last year FHL’s subsidiary company, Pacific Cement, suffered a major breakdown in its mill and was subsequently closed for nine weeks, resulting in cement shortages in the country.   The new warehouse with cement silos is expected within the next six months, according to Nouzab Fareed, FHL Chief Executive. "So that is basically diver...

Birla Corp to increase availability of premium product

27 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp is planning to roll-out its premium-brand product, Perfect, across all regions of India apart from the South. The cement is manufactured at Reliance Cement Company’s Maihar plant, which has a strategic logistical advantage, according to India Info Online.  Perfect contributed 16.6 per cent to the company’s consolidated turnover in the 3QFY18, which translates to INR2.3bn (US$35.5m). Birla aims to achieve 90 per cent capacity utilisation at the 3Mta Maihar plant, where it has al...

McInnis Cement faces rail limit

22 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Canadian cement producer McInnis Cement faces a new challenge in distributing its cement. The Quebec Ministry of Transport is imposing a 10 rail cars/week limit on cement transportation between Matapédia and Caplan due to the dismal state of the rail line. While 90 per cent of its 2.3Mt cement output is shipped, McInnis Cement had planned to increase rail transport of its products to Canadian and US customers to 40 cars per week by next summer. In May 2015 the Quebec Ministry of Transp...

Cemex conducting pilot tests for Magdalena river transport

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

To improve its operational efficiency, Cemex has started running pilot tests to transport cement via the Magdalena River in Colombia. Cement is transported from central Colombia to the Caribbean region during these trials. On the first trip, some 950t were transported from the main plant at Caracolito to Sociedad Portuaria de Barranquilla. The river journey took six days with the entire trip from Ibague via Barrancabermeja to Barranquilla taking 17 days. For Juan Carlos Muñoz, vice pre...