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Cemex invests in building materials delivery start-up

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures, the venture capital business of Cemex, has announced it has invested in GoFor Industries, a logistics marketplace for on-demand delivery of building materials and equipment for the DIY and construction industries. GoFor Industries is a start-up company founded in 2016 with operations in the USA and Canada. By 2020 GoFor is expected to expand to 20 major market areas in the USA. Gonzalo Galindo, CEO of Cemex Ventures, said, “With this investment, we seek to improve a criti...

Anhui Conch

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Conch Logistics, the logistics arm of the Anhui Conch group, has signed a strategic agreement with Cosco Shipping Bulk. The two companies plan to jointly develop the cement logistics business, following Anhui’s order of four 12,500dwt bulk carriers in December 2018. The vessels, which are being built at China’s Jiangdong Shipyard, are due for delivery in 2020. Cosco Shipping Bulk reportedly operates the largest bulker fleet in the world with a total capacity in excess of 33mdwt.

Cosco Shipping Bulk signs logistics agreement with Conch

17 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Cosco Shipping Bulk has signed an agreement with Conch Logistics, the logistics business of China-based Anhui Conch Group. The two companies will jointly develop the cement logistics business, reports Splash 247. Anhui Conch ordered four 12,500dwt bulk carriers at Jiandong Shipyard with delivery scheduled in 2020. Cosco Shipping Bulk operates the largest bulker fleet in the world with total capacity of over 33mdwt.

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 ...

Cement logistics: the end of the beginning

18 July 2018, Published under Cement News

In 1988 Commodore still sold over one million units of its C64, nicknamed “The Model T of personal computers”, and commercial logistics software was in its infancy. We have come a long way and our industry is now starting to use artificial intelligence (AI) in its supply chains. INFORM takes you on a journey to the past, present and future of cement logistics. By Dirk Schlemper and Thomas Bergmans, INFORM GmbH, Germany. Figure 1: logistics planning tools in 1988 In 1988 the firs...

Benchmarking ready-mix logistics performance

18 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Algorithms and computer hardware have revolutionised the performance of logistics planning tools in many regions around the world. However, market conditions and business modalities may vary from region to region, so the outcome of any optimisation effort may vary too. To better understand what factors contribute to a good transport optimisation result, Inform analyses the performance of an intelligent software planning tool in two European countries. By Thomas Bergmans and Dirk Schlemper, I...

Bangladesh demand to grow 8-10%, but overcapacity to persist

29 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh cement demand is expected to grow by 8-10 per cent in the next five years, according to Masud Khan, CEO of Crown Cement Group. Last year cement consumption reached 27.1Mt, significantly below the country’s total cement production capacity of 50.2Mta. Domestic cement companies met around 82 per cent of this demand while imports supplied the balance. Anticipating higher sales due to ongoing and planned megaprojects, Bangladeshi cement manufacturers doubled their capacity in 2...

Automation: moving up a gear

18 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The last decade has seen an unprecedented build-up of Russia’s cement capacity. Over 35Mta of capacity has been added with total output potential now standing at 105Mta. However, as demand fell to 55Mta in 2017, competition has increased and to gain the edge, BaselCement’s Serebryanskiy Cement automated its logistics to improve delivery times. By BaselCement, Russia. BaselCement’s 1.8Mta Serebryanskiy Cement plant supplies cement to Russia’s key Moscow market Located in the Ryaz...

Cienfuegos continues supply to hurricane-affected areas

29 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Despite undertaking one of the largest maintenance campaigns of the past 16 years, the Cemento Cienfuegos’ plant in Cienfuegos, Cuba, will continue to deliver cement to areas affected by hurricanes. The repairs total a value of more than CUP3m and, having started on 8 November, are scheduled to be completed in mid-December. After 15 December shipments in line with national demand will resume. Benito Lôpez Touriño, head of dispatches at the plant, said that the company has sufficient c...

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...