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Two Fijian cement companies issued stop order

12 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Two cement factories were closed in Fiji last week after being issued a stop order by the Department of Environment, according to the Fiji Sun. The stop order was reportedly the result of public pressure from residents and businesses of Lami over poor clinker containment measures. Pacific Cement and Tengy Cement, both based in Lami, must therefore rectify these containment measures as part of conditions to reopen.  General Machinery, which transports clinker for the two companies, was ...

Cemex USA reveals new low-emission clinker transport

05 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex USA has established a new low-emission, high-efficiency locomotive to transport clinker at its plant in Victorville, California. The locomotive is equipped with an MTU-4000 Series engine, designed to cut emissions by more than 80 per cent and fuel consumption by 25 per cent. It is expected to reduce emissions by 34t per year, according to a company press release. "Sustainability is embedded in our DNA at Cemex, and this new locomotive illustrates that," said Carlos Uruchurtu, vice pr...

Fiji: Pacific Cement and Tengy Cement sued over clinker shipments

16 March 2017, Published under Cement News

The Fiji Fish Marketing Group is suing Pacific Cement, Tengy Cement and a third company, citing damage caused by the offloading of clinker in Lami, the Fiji Times reports. The Fish Marketing Group claims that the clinker has caused damage to its property and presents a risk to human health, adding that it has been forced to close its factory during the offloading process. The hearing began this week, but has been adjourned until Monday (20 March) pending the filing of more documentatio...

Philippines: clinker delivery to Taiheiyo facility runs aground

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Bulk carrier MV Belle Rose was refloated last week having run aground on Monad Shoal off the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reports. Environmental activists have called on the ship’s owners to bear the cost of repairing the environmental damage caused when the ship struck the reef, which is a popular tourist destination. The ship was carrying 48,000t of clinker to the Taiheiyo Cement facility in Naga City.

Low Paraguay river makes INC clinker transport difficult

23 November 2012, Published under Cement News

The low levels of the Paraguay river are making transport of clinker more difficult. The current water level is adding 20% to the clinker transport bill of Industria Nacional del Cimento (INC), according to its president, Carlos Krüssel Llano. INC produces clinker at Vallemí and then ships it to its Villeta grinding unit. However, the company’s president assured that Villeta currently has a good stock of clinker and that it would have no difficulties supplying the market with the necessar...