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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...

Ghacem opens new depot

30 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Ghacem Ltd has opened a new depot in Sefwi-Wiawso, Ghana. The company now has six depots, with the latest being part of a scheme to increase cement availability in the Western Region. The depot has a 3000t capacity and will be used to store weekly deliveries for local towns, reports Joy Online. According to Nana Philip Archer, commercial director of Ghacem, the company has also purchased new vehicles to serve the depot and prevent shortages. "Our contribution to the growth of Ghana's e...

First cement shipment arrives at Barranqueras port

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The first shipment of 3964t of cement was unloaded at the Argentine port of Barranqueras, Chaco region. The Bolivian cement was purchased by Cemento Avellaneda and will be distributed throughout the north of Argentina. Some 50,000tpa of cement was imported into Argentina in 2016 and 2017, according to The Global Cement Report, 12th Edition.

Lipetskcement brings new logistics facility online

20 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Lipetskcement, part of the Eurocement Group, has launched a new RUB600m (US$10.4m) production and logistics facility for packing, palletising and shipping of cement. The investment enables Lipetskcement to ship up to 10,000tpd of cement. The company has increased its loading rate of bulk cement trucks by more than five times. In the packing section, the bagging rate has more than doubled to 2400bags/h.

Cemex launches new distribution terminal in Denver

10 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has launched operations at a new rail-served cement distribution terminal in Commerce City, Colorado. The new terminal will support the company’s distribution capabilities across Colorado, but particularly to the Denver Metro area. The terminal is served by an existing rail line out of the Lyons cement plant. With a silo capacity of 5000t, it supplies Type II Portland cement used in concrete, precast and masonry products for a variety of construction projects throughout the stat...

Ohorongo opens Ondangwa depot

21 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Namibian cement producer Ohorongo Cement was host to Clemens Kashuupulwa, governor of the Oshana region, who opened the company’s new cement depot in Ondangwa. The land is owned by TransNamib and the cement company will use the Tsumeb Ondangwa railway for the first time since it was built, according to the Namibia Economist, who hails the project as the first real public private partnership to be given tangible life. The new depot will supply cement to traders in the Ohangwena, Oshana ...

Dry mix moves

18 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Following a decision to expand its product range to include ready-to-use dry mix products, Australia-based Sunstate Cement required a new dry mix plant. The project was completed as a result of close cooperation between Sunstate Cement and German suppliers IBAU Hamburg and Haver & Boecker. By Christian von Ahn and Philip Warnecke, IBAU Hamburg, Germany, and Sebastian Südhoff, Haver & Boecker, Germany. Sunstate Cement’s dry mix plant in the port of Brisbane, Australia Sunstate Ce...

Paraguay: INC to increase distribution points

05 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s Industria Nacional del Cemento (INC) expects to increase its number of distributors following the rise in producttion in the second half of this year, according to its Managing Director, Jorge Méndez. Commercial Director, Derlys Ortiz, said the company would add 113 distributors to its current 332. The selection process for the new distributors will start this week and is expected to run until 15 June. The expanded distribution network will allow the company to reach the country...