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Fancesa suspends deliveries to Santa Cruz

09 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Bolivian cement producer Fábrica Nacional de Cemento SA (Fancesa) has suspended deliveries to Santa Cruz due to blockades and mobilisations following the arrest of Governor Luis Fernando Camacho, according to Correo del Sur. The conflict, which has seen clashes with police and blockages, has severely challenged the company’s ability to supply cement to the local market. "Given the permanent blockades and mobilisations that prevent the normal transit of motorised vehicles, bound for Santa...

Kingsblue and Haver & Boecker announce plant management platform partnership

03 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Kingsblue and Haver & Boecker will be partnering up and providing an integrated experience for clients using Kingsblue’s Plant Management Platform (PMP).  As a leading provider of digitalisation software applications for streamlined plant and spare parts management, Kingsblue work hard at creating a product that is the perfect addition to every operator’s digital tool box.  Haver & Boecker is known for their strength in machinery and high technology equipment. With Haver & Boecker,...

Votorantim Cimentos awards new transport contract to VLI

14 July 2022, Published under Cement News

A new contract has been signed between Votorantim Cimentos and logistics company VLI for the transportation of 625,000t of cement and petcoke. The petcoke, which is imported from the USA, will arrive in Brazil via VLI’s Inacio Barbosa Maritime Terminal. The cement cargo will be transported from Votorantim’s Laranjeiras works in Sergipe to the terminal to be transferred to other Votorantim units.

Multimodal transport to ease Indian cement supplies and prices

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Indian government is looking at ways to balance up supply and demand of cement across the country, while also helping to reduce cement prices. Cement producers in southern India have idle capacity due to low demand, while in the north of the country demand remains high and cement is in short supply. According to a government spokesperson, one proposal is to transport cement by sea from southern India to a port in eastern Indian eg, Haldia, from where it can be taken to cities such as Var...

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd appoints VP Business Development - Ports & Logistics

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd, who provides maritime logistics to transport a wide range of drybulk cargoes such as cement clinker, dolomite and limestone, has appointed Brent Mahana as vice president of business development for its ports and logistics business. Mr Mahana will bring over 30 years of experience in marine transportation, stevedoring, port and terminal management and related logistics activities, and will be focussed on expanding opportunities in Pangaea's growing ports an...

Cemex Ventures invests in PartRunner

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures has announced its investment in PartRunner, an on-demand delivery platform for the construction and industrial sectors. This transaction is part of Cemex´s strategy to invest in innovative construction start-ups to drive the construction industry revolution. This investment addresses a critical industry pain point of a complicated supply chain, particularly for small and medium-sized projects.   This investment aims to offer a last-mile, last-minute delivery solution to Ce...

INC restarts clinker production

22 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Following three days of stoppage to change one of the raw mill motors, Paraguay’s Industria Nacional de Cemento (INC) has resumed clinker production, said Ernesto Benítez, president of INC. "Regarding the production of clinker and cement we are recovering the levels. Last night we started operating again, after several days we had to suspend. The quality is good as well as the amount. We are achieving the market numbers well," he said. He expects to produce 40,000-50,000 bags/day. "We are a...

Inform wins transport software order from Lafarge aggregates

08 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge (Holcim Group) has chosen to upgrade to the latest version of Inform's transport optimisation software for the building materials industry. The software will be used to optimise the dispatch of the company’s aggregate truck fleet.   The aggregates business of Lafarge France includes 160 locations and operates a fleet of 700-900 trucks. The new version (V10) features an overhauled user interface (UI) and is powered by the latest aggregates optimiser. Inspired by feedback from cust...

Holcim deploys digital logistics platform

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim is deploying its industry-leading Transport Analytics Center (TAC) globally to optimise its logistics for enhanced efficiency, safety and sustainability. TAC is currently active across 50 markets worldwide, covering 1.4bn km each year, with tracking systems in more than 60,000 trucks. This state-of-the-art digital platform contributes to the company’s net zero journey by reducing its Scope 3 emissions, in line with its industry-first target.
 TAC optimises logistics in a data-driven...

Asment Temara’s automated truck dispatch approach

28 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos Morocco has implemented a new automatic truck dispatch system to manage the flow and loading of trucks within its Asment Temara cement works. The move is part of the group’s global strategy to improve the customer experience and accelerate the digital transformation of processes. By Fabricio Perretto Rodrigues, Votorantim Cimentos Europa, Asia & Africa. Votorantim Cimentos Morocco installs a new automatic truck dispatch system at its plant in Temara, Morocco ...