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Colombia’s Argos invests in new Cartagena distribution centre

24 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos will be investing US$35.2m in a new distribution centre in Cartagena, announced the company’s president Jorge Mario Velasquez at the shareholders’ meeting. The new distribution centre will increase the company’s dispatch capacity to 1.3Mta of bagged cement and 1Mta of bulk cement. The investment will primarily benefit the company’s logistics in the north of the country.

Trucking with shared goals

19 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Making cement is one thing, while making sure it reaches the customer is quite another. Cements are manufactured at various locations and are shipped in either bulk or bagged form to the distribution centres and end-markets. A logistics supplier must meet the requirements of the cement producer. European logistics provider Vos Logistics regards the transport of cement as a critical aspect of its business process. Building on that principle, HeidelbergCement has maintained a partnership with ...

Semen Indonesia anticipates double-digit 2014 sales increase

03 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia expects an 11 per cent sales increase this year as the country’s leading producer enhances its distribution network to better serve expected increases in demand. The company said in a statement that sales might reach 31Mt this year, compared to 27.9Mt in 2013. Dwi Soetjipto, Semen Indonesia president director, said that the company is establishing its packing plants closer to customers to reduce costs and expand its sales network. In addition to 21 packing plants, the comp...

Marine terminal options

18 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Terminal concepts have changed greatly over the years and the complexity of projects has increased. Today, terminals are not only designed for a number of technologies but also with differing design options and contract terms. With customer-specific concepts increasing, turnkey solutions are more in demand, as it is virtually the only way that customers can guarantee their requirements are met. In this article IBAU Hamburg explores the various aspects of marine terminal planning using exampl...

Indonesia to spur Asian growth

24 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Asia 2013 will welcome international cement delegates to its conference and exhibition this month in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ahead of this leading regional industry event, ICR highlights recent developments and assesses future prospects for this thriving market. PT Semen Indonesia’s Tuban IV plant is one of the first high-profile new kiln line projects in Indonesia to be completed The Republic of Indonesia consists of 17,508 islands (of which about 6000 are inhabited). The c...

ACC: ready for the upturn

09 April 2013, Published under Cement News

As the housing market continues to exercise drag on Florida’s economy, the state’s cement market continues to lag the rest of the US. However, with pent-up demand continuing to increase, Florida is poised to have excellent years ahead. For American Cement Company LLC (ACC), this prospect calls for additional investment and the company briefly outlines its cement works. By American Cement Co, USA. As the market recovers, ACC intends to make the necessary investments to allow for a c...

Networking, not replacing

03 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Through intelligent networking of its plant logistics control with a planning system that includes GPS location and telematics, German cement producer Rohrdorfer Zement is able to fully integrate all components of its cement delivery process. The resultant increased utilisation of its vehicles helps the company to lower its CO2 emissions. Solutions provider OAS AG tracks the journey. Rohrdorfer Zement networked its plant logistics control system with a planning system, fully integr...

Like clockwork

25 June 2012, Published under Cement News

What are the factors that have to be taken into account when chartering self-discharging cement carriers? Practical experience gained during a substantial hydropower dam construction project in Panama provides the answer. Ad Ligthart of Cement Distribution Consultants, who was responsible for the purchase of 260,000t of cement and flyash and the logistics to transport them to the concrete dam site, reports. Changuinola River, Panama Between the end of 2007 and 2011 a large const...

Sumitomo Osaka considers streamlining transport operations, Japan

29 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Sumitomo Osaka Cement is considering an overhaul of the group’s transport operation as it prepares to mark 20 years since the company was merged into a single entity. The Nikkei reports that the Japanese cement producer aims to integrate two transport subsidiaries, Sumise Kaiun Co and Taiyo Kisen Co, in order to revamp its logistics structure which has been in place since the old Sumitomo Cement and former Osaka Cement merged to become Sumitomo Osaka in October 1994. The two transport uni...