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More than 'just' a new plant

17 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement distribution at the new Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant of McInnis Cement in Canada has been designed with the environment in mind. Distribution by sea to one of the plant’s four terminals replaces a considerable amount of truck runs. By Jim Braselton and Mark Newhart, McInnis Cement, Canada. The McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons is the first new North American cement plant built to serve the eastern portion of the continent in more than 50 years Constructio...

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia proposal to Ukrcement in light of corruption claims

15 February 2017, Published under Cement News

According to Ukrzaliznytsia board member, Marek Zalesny, Ukrzaliznytsia has applied the automated wagon distribution system to cement carriers and invites the Ukrcement association to jointly participate in the system. "The automated distribution system has been applied to this group of wagons [cement carriers] to avoid corruption. I invite the association to jointly participate in the wagon distribution system, as we do not have own shipping firms," Mr Zalensy said on Tuesday. In resp...

Nigeria: BUA Group to offer incentives to cement distributors

03 January 2017, Published under Cement News

BUA Group, the conglomerate which owns the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria, is to offer incentives of NGN100m (US$0.3m) to cement distributors who exceed their sales targets, the Nation reports. “We have embarked on an expansion drive and this will be completed in 2018. Cement business is a very challenging one, because it is a capital intensive business; but I want to assure you that our expansion project will be completed by the end of next year or at the beginning of 2018”, said Alh...

Russia: Kavkazcement upgrades packing and shipment facility

02 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Eurocement Group has started operation of a cement palletisation and shipment facility at Kavkazcement in Karachay-Cherkessia, northern Caucasus. A new automated bulk cement shipment system and enhanced dust control system will help speed up the shipment of products more than five-fold, improve customer services and working conditions at the plant.

Ghana: Dangote sets up tarpaulin distribution centres

14 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Ghana Ltd has embarked on an exercise to distribute 1000 tarpaulins to its cement distributors across Ghana, said Dangote marketing manager, Evans Oloquaye Martey. He explained that with the tarpaulin technology, distributors only need platforms on which to put the cement, then use the tarpaulins to cover and secure them against theft and rain.

 “The tarpaulin concept of trading cement is an age-long practice in Nigeria and other west African countries that does not requir...

Modern trainspotting

15 April 2016, Published under Cement News

While many railway enthusiasts enjoy the sighting and recording of trains, ie trainspotting, as a hobby, cement producers have a commercial interest in tracking and scheduling their rolling stock. Latest advances in software technology are playing an increasing role in all aspects of railway bulk materials distribution, helping to keep deliveries on track. By Thomas Bergmans & Dirk Schlemper, INFORM GmbH, Germany. Keeping track of rolling stock is essential for cement producers as the...

Dangote: a paradigm shift

06 April 2016, Published under Cement News

ICR took the opportunity to meet with Dangote Cement’s new CEO, Onne van der Weijde, during the recent Cemtech Middle East & Africa conference in Dubai. The former area manager for Holcim with responsibility for the company’s Indian operations, Mr van der Weijde is now at the helm of Dangote Cement alongside DVG Edwin who remains in charge of new projects. Here he gives an optimistic account of Dangote’s ambitious strategy for Africa, where the company is now targeting a total capacity of 75...

Urban integration

06 October 2015, Published under Cement News

A new inland cement terminal, operated by Ciments Calcia (Italcementi Group), was launched last year to serve the fast-growing Brunesau market of eastern Paris, France. Located in a busy urban area, the terminal design had to take into account key considerations, including efficient discharge and dispatch, strict environmental regulations and aesthetic integration. By Jérôme Lestringant, Ciments Calcia, France, and Jürgen Bostelmann, IBAU Hamburg, Germany. The Bruneseau cement termina...

UltraTech Cement

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement is reportedly in talks with BK Birla-owned Century Textiles and Industries Ltd in a bid to align their cement distribution networks. Despite talks of a possible merger, both companies have made no comment on this. If a merger were to result, the deal would boost UltraTech’s cement production capacity by 13Mta to 78Mta.  UltraTech Cement has registered a six per cent increase in cement and clinker sales to 12.14Mt in the quarter ended 30 June 2015. This compares to 11.7Mt ...

Lafarge opens new building materials distribution centre, Algeria

09 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge opened a new building materials distribution centre at M’Sila on 3 February 2015. "This new distribution centre is part of Lafarge Algeria’s business strategy to get closer to the end user and make a full range of high-quality products available at stable prices," said the company in a press statement. Lafarge operates two cement plants in Algeria - one in M’Sila and a further one in Oggaz (Mascara) - representing a total production capacity in the country of around 8.6Mta. It al...