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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...

Taiwan Cement Corp increase shipment prices

04 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement Corp are to raise product prices for shipments to Guangdong and Guangxi provinces by CNY20 (US$3)/t to CNY360, as reported by Taipei Times. The increase in price will be effective from Saturday. The price change is demonstrative of the strong demand in Southern China and subsequent shortage of cement. Beijing’s stricter environmental regulations have also led to some cement producers halting production, negatively impacting the quantity of cement available. Taiwan Cement coul...

Pangaea Logistic Solutions receives two ice-class dry bulk carriers

01 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Pangaea Logistics Solutions, Ltd (PLS) has taken delivery of two ultramax ice-class 1C dry bulk carriers from Oshima Shipyard in Japan. PLS has purchased its joint venture partner's 50 per cent interest in Nordic Bulk Ventures Holding Ltd (NBVH), which will give PLS full control of both new ships. PLS transports a wide variety of dry bulk cargoes, including cement clinker, limestone, dolomite, grain, pig iron, hot briquetted iron, bauxite and alumina. "The delivery of Bulk Destiny an...

Ghana: Chinese vessel accused of smuggling allowed to offload cargo of cement

02 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Authorities at the Ghanaian port of Tema have allowed a Chinese-registered vessel – the Guo Tou 106 – to offload 5000t of bagged cement, having previously accused the crew of attempting to smuggling the cargo into the country, Ghanaweb reports. The vessel was originally allowed to berth at Tema port on 19 November, but irregularities with the ship’s manifest led to suggestions that the crew was attempting to import cement without a licence. Since then, the proper licence has been obt...

First LNG-powered cement carrier launched

09 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Dutch shipyard Ferus Smit has christened and launched the Greenland, the first LNG-powered cement carrier. Greenland is a dedicated cement carrier built for the joint venture JT cement, in which Erik Thun AB cooperates with Norway’s KG Jebsen Cement (KGJ). The vessel will be the first dry cargo vessel ever with an LNG-fuelled propulsion system, in which a pressurised LNG tank is incorporated inside the hull. The 310m3 tank has been tailor-made and features double walls.  The ship is driven...