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CEMEX UK tackles shipping emissions

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Work will begin in April this year on a new demonstrator of a smart shore power system at CEMEX ’s wharf in Shoreham, UK. Working in partnership with University of Warwick and advanced system integrator, iconsys, CEMEX is developing an intelligently-managed shore power system demonstrator, specifically tailored to understand fluctuations in electricity demand of self-discharging commercial vessels. The UK Department of Transport has awarded the project a grant of nearly GBP1.7m (US$2.15m...

Inform collaborates with ready-mix software company

29 January 2024, Published under Cement News

AI-powered optimisation software company Inform has formed two new collaborations. The first is with BCMI, an innovative leader in cloud-based software company, for ready-mix concrete and bulk materials based in Redmond, WA, USA. The second is with  Marcotte Systems, a renowned leader in innovative solutions for the concrete industry based in Saint Bruno, Canada. These collaborations will bring a joint AI-powered dispatch solution, which combines deep expertise in the construction material...

Adbri to operate world's first fully electric self-unloading vessel

22 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Adbri has entered into a 20-year strategic partnership with Canada Steam Ship Lines (CSL) to build and operate the world’s first fully electric battery-capable self-unloading vessel. The custom-designed ship will replace Adbri’s ‘Accolade II’ and will support the company’s limestone operations in South Australia with a focus on enhanced efficiency and environmental responsibility. The ship will carry up to 2.7Mta of limestone, which represents a 35 per cent increase over the existing vesse...

Oman and UAE sign agreement on limestone exports

18 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Oman and the Etihad Rail Co(OERC) have signed an agreement with Emirates Steel Arkan to facilitate the export of raw limestone from Oman to the UAE. According to Gulf News Reporter, OERC will provide logistics solutions for the transportation of 4-6Mta of limestone, which Emirates Steel Arkan plans to import from Oman to its cement factories in Al Ain, UAE. “Our collaboration with OERC enhances our supply chain capabilities by leveraging the railway network that connects both countries,” ...

Aggregate Industries harnesses AI to improve tanker driver safety

12 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries , working with its partner Lomas Distribution, has become the first cement manufacturer in the UK to install new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to prevent cement tanker drivers from falling asleep at the wheel. The Driver Status Monitoring System, developed by Spillard Vehicle Safety Systems, uses a range of in-cab cameras and sensors to actively detect driver fatigue. The intelligent algorithm helps track and detect eye movements like rapid blinking, facial...

Cement Australia signs haulage agreement with Pacific National

11 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement Australia has signed a three-year rail haulage agreement with Pacific National for the movement of cementitious materials across Australia. Pacific National will transport cement, sand, fly ash, slag and lime between Australia’s major cities and throughout North Queensland, on behalf of Cement Australia, using interstate and inter-city transportation. Compared to road transportation, rail haulage is more fuel efficient, therefore offering a transport system with lower emissions. A...

Holcim Romania expands Campulung plant

10 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Romania) SA is investing over EUR25m to expand its cement plant in Campulung by 20 per cent. The investment will not only address the need for cement by the Romanian construction market, it will also help improve the plant’s sustainability by streamlining its logistics and reducing CO 2 emissions from the long-distance transportation of cement materials, according to Holcim. Holcim runs three facilities in Romania, located in Campulung, Alesd and Turda .

JSW Cement begins EV pilot project

04 October 2023, Published under Cement News

India-based JSW Cement has acquired five electric trucks from the Murugappa Group as part of a pilot project to transition to the use of EV trucks. According to JSW Cement, the trial is being carried out on the route of manufacturing operations in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. “JSW Cement has procured the current EV trucks from Murugappa Group. Upon successful completion of the pilot project, the company aims to transition to EV trucks to support its in-bound and out-bound logistics op...

Holcim invests in digital construction tech company

20 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim invests in Nanolike, an innovative company bringing new logistics solutions to the building industry. Nanolike’s pioneering technology optimises the way building materials are stored, distributed and delivered, enhancing service quality, delivery efficiency and environmental responsibility. The investment builds on Holcim’s commitment to build better with less through innovative digital technologies, from operations and distribution to building solutions and customer experience.   ...

Unlocking hydrogen’s power for greener transportation

14 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Decarbonising concrete and cement transportation poses challenges – hydrogen may be the missing puzzle piece given payload and uptime benefits. The industry should take this opportunity to create ecosystems that deploy the trucks and infrastructure. By Bernd Heid, McKinsey & Co, USA, Christopher Martens, McKinsey & Co, Germany, and Markus Wilthaner, McKinsey & Co, Belgium. Figure 1: the hydrogen refuelling market in Europe is projected to increase by ~95 per cent per annum by 2035 ...