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Swiss cement deliveries down 5% in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by the Swiss cement industry fell by 4.9 per cent YoY to 1,034,914t in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 1,088,196t in the 4Q18. The latest figures published by Cemsuisse show a softening cement market after a promising first quarter with 4.8 per cent growth. In the 2Q19 and the 3Q19 the market contracted by -0.2 and 1.5 per cent, respectively. For the full-year 2019 cement demand fell 1.7 per cent to 4,214,785t from 4,289,401t in 2018. Cemsuisse also reported that despite rail ...

Russian producers increase railway distribution in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Russian cement manufacturers shipped over 26.21Mt of cement by railway in 2019, an increase of four per cent YoY against 2018. The top regions for consumption of cement delivered by railway in 2019 were Moscow region (1.99Mt tons, +12.3 per cent YoY), the Republic of Tatarstan (1.79Mt, +7.2 per cent), Moscow (1.7Mt, +15.3 per cent), Krasnodar region (1.55Mt, -13.9 per cent), and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area (1.15Mt, +4.8 per cent).

The world’s largest cement terminal

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

With its recent expansion of a 70,000t dome, Beton Provincial’s terminal in Québec, Canada, has become the largest single-user cement terminal in the world. Thanks to its 180,000t of storage capacity it receives cement from two suppliers in the Mediterranean in Supramax vessels, a third domestic supply by self-discharging cement carriers, as well as GGBS and fly ash. The terminal’s size and capabilities make it an exceptional facility. By Ad Ligthart and Marcia Ligthart, Cement Distribution ...

Across the border

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Since its commissioning in 2017, the McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Québec, Canada, has continued to expand its reach both within Canada and across the border to the USA. ICR spoke with the company’s management team about the road travelled and its hopes for the future. McInnis Cement has undertaken significant work to increase storage capacity at its terminals McInnes Cement is a 2.2Mta, state-of-the-art integrated plant, commissioned in 2017, and owned by the Que...

Catatumbo Cements faces disruption from road blockage

18 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The distribution of cement and other products, including clinker, has been disrupted in the Venezuelan municipalities of Rosario de Perijá and Machiques de Perijá due to the blocking of the main road that connects to the plant of Catatumbo Cements. According to local media reports, a group of cooperatives in the area have closed the La Luna road. The transport cooperatives reportedly wish to obtain 100 per cent control of the transfer and supply of materials (cement, clinker, stone and gra...

Modular miracles

03 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producers looking for fast entry into growing small- and medium-sized markets are increasingly looking at employing the light-asset approach. Modular and mobile grinding systems can provide a versatile and cost-effective means to gain a lead in such markets. By Dr Stanley Ko, CBMI Construction Co Ltd, South Africa. CBMI’s MMG v modular grinding station enables fast entry into new markets Modular grinding plants have recently gained in popularity with cement producers tha...

Terminal benefits

06 March 2019, Published under Cement News

In September 2018 PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk started commissioning its new terminal in Lampung, southern Sumatra, Indonesia. Five months later, in January 2019, the facility is fully operational and reduces the high costs of complex logistics from the company’s integrated Citeureup works to improve the availability of bulk and bagged cement across the Indonesian market. By PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa Tbk, Indonesia. The rising demand for bulk cement in Indonesia has been a ...

Cemex to establish distribution centre in northern Spain

15 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex plans to build its first distribution centre in the north of Spain at Olano Wharf. The company has applied for a 2500m 2 concession in the port of El Musel for the new centre, which will incorporate a bagging plant and silos. Cemex already has a significant presence in the country, but only has facilities in Madrid, Aragón and the Mediterranean communities from Catalonia to Andalucia, the Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla. Now the company wants to copete with Tudela Veguín in the...

RM Rail to supply 1000 cement hopper wagons

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

RM Rail has been awarded the contract to supply Russia’s Gazprombank Leasing and VEB-Leasing on behalf of Russian cement companies as well as Kazakhstan’s largest cement manufacturer, Steppe Cement, with more than 1000 Type19-1217 cement hopper wagons by September 2019. The wagon producer said the Type 19-1217 has an ‘innovative’ teardrop shaped body giving a capacity of 73t and volume of 60m3, taking into account the density of bulk cement. There are smooth inner walls to speed up unloadi...

Cibao opens new packing and dispatch facility

23 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Cibao inaugurated a new packing, palletising and cement dispatch plant in Santiago, Dominican Republic on Tuesday. The plant has two complete and fully-automated packing lines, a palletising system and a covered warehouse with the capacity to store 200,000 bags of cement. "It is this principle of hard work, disciplined and with total dedication together with a vocation of service to which my father has always taught us, which has continuously and permanently promoted the growth of...