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Net zero shipping strategies

30 January 2024, Published under Cement News

As the maritime sector looks to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, fostering collaboration between cement producers and cement carrier operators can be of benefit to both industries. Decarbonisation options for both existing and newly constructed vessels can also enable more effective and efficient shipping operations. By Lukky Prasetyo, PT Indobaruna Bulk Transport, Indonesia. The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) came into force on 1 ...

Royal Bodewes to build two new cement carriers

02 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Dutch shipbuilder Royal Bodewes has received an order to build two more cement carriers for Cyprus-based Eureka Shipping, according to MarineLink. The two newbuilds will be the fourth and fifth in a series of vessels for Eureka, a joint venture between SMT Cement Ships and the CSL Group. The self-discharging carriers will be sisters to Aalborg White, ordered in 2017 and delivered in 2019.

Ambuja Cement to start biofuel sea trials

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement (LafargeHolcim group) is commencing sea trails for using biofuels in its fleet of captive ships, Ambuja Mukund, a move which is estimated to reduce carbon emission by around 25 per cent, claims the company. "With the introduction of biodiesel blends, we are significantly contributing towards the reduction of GHG emissions by introducing a suitable alternate green fuel that helps achieve our parent, LafargeHolcim’s sustainability vision of net zero pledge 2030,"  said the ...

IRClass cement carrier launches in China

28 May 2020, Published under Cement News

A cement carrier under construction at Penglai Zhongbai Jinglu Ship Industry Co Ltd, China, was successfully launched on 30 March 2020. The vessel, called ‘Advaita’, has been built under the classification of Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass). IRClass surveyors braved the constantly-changing scenario of both global and local restrictions due to COVID-19 and immense challenges including movement of manpower, to ensure the float happened as scheduled. Advaita, is approximately 160m long,...

Vicat christens its first bulk cement carrier

12 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat recently christened its first bulk cement carrier 'Capo Cinto' in Nice, France. As well as confirming the French company’s community focus in the southeastern part of the country, Vicat’s acquisition of its first bulk cement carrier, under a partnership with maritime logistics specialist ABCRM, is proof of enduring support for its business in Corsica, and it boosts the quality of the service afforded to local customers, the company said. The acquisition of Vicat's first bulk carrier s...

Foreign cement vessel yet to be salvaged in Sri Lanka

29 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The general cargo vessel Sri Lanka Glory, which brought cement clinker to Sri Lanka and later ran aground at Rumassala, Galle, southern Sri Lanka, due to inclement weather last week, is yet to be salvaged. The vessel met adverse weather after offloading clinker for a local cement plant and anchoring at the outer harbour. The Indian owner of the vessel is likely to send a group of marine experts to Sri Lanka soon to explore the possibilities of salvaging the vessel. Earlier, according to...

UBC and Baltrader form joint cement shipping alliance

19 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Baltrader, based in Hamburg, Germany, and United Bulk Carriers (UBC), headquartered in Philadelphia, USA, have signed an agreement to jointly market their respective fleets of pneumatic cement carriers under the name Cement Carrier Alliance (CCA). The new set-up will be able to offer a wider range of vessel sizes, ranging from 3000t to 14,000dwt.  “As two independent partners motivated by the same objectives, we have teamed up for the marketing of our respective cement carrier fleets” CC...

ZAG International appoint new Managing Director

10 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Daniel Ulestig has been appointed Managing Director, Head of Global Shipping and European Business operations of ZAG International PTE, effective 1 May 2019. Mr Ulestig takes responsibility for all of ZAG's shipping activities around the world as well as leading the company's business interests in Europe. Daniel brings extensive experience in the cement industry, specifically the shipping sector.  He began his career as a trainee at Holcim Trading in Madrid, Spain in 1998. In 2003, he joine...

SMT Shipping begins Cymbidium cement shipments

13 February 2018, Published under Cement News

SMT Shipping, a specialist in cement carriers, self-loading and self-discharging bulkers, and transshipment vessels, has begun operating its new 7800dwt self-discharging bulker named "Cymbidium". The Cymbidium was delivered by the Royal Bodewes group in early January for trade in the Caribbean region. The ship loaded her first cargo in Aalborg, Denmark, but is destined for deployment serving the construction industry in the Caribbean, under a joint initiative thought to involve the shipown...

Cebo Marine's ship undergoes upgrade in capacity

16 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cebo Marine’s cement carrier, 'Lelie C', has undergone maintenance works and an upgrade to its capacity, according to The Motorship. Netherlands-based Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf completed the upgrade which included installing eight new cement silos, each with a 40m 3 capacity. "Two years ago, we installed the original tanks from the Ritske, a vessel belonging to the same client, and now we have repeated the process again, this time on a much larger scale," said Jeen van der Werf, commerc...