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Dragon Products to stop Rockland rail terminal shipments

20 August 2021, Published under Cement News

From next year, USA-based Dragon Products plans to stop shipping cement along the Rockland South End rail line in favour of selling cement from the plant in trucks and shipping cement by rail directly to its customers. The cement plant currently sends rail cars about five miles on the line from the Thomaston plant to its dock on Rockland’s South End waterfront in Maine, where a barge is then filled and product is shipped to the Boston market. Next year, the rail cars will no longer be ...

Rail freight forward thinking

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

With a steep reduction in UK train passenger numbers and a thinned-out passenger train timetable due to COVID-19, freight and logistics firm Freightliner has been exploring new types of services to improve efficiency and productivity. The initiatives involve major UK building material suppliers and also enable Freightliner to further enhance rail’s green credentials. By Freightliner, UK. Freightliner is responding to the new landscape with trials involving Tarmac UK and Mendip Rail Lt...

Tarmac rail freight to be powered by renewables

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac and its rail freight partner DB Cargo UK have announced that the delivery of construction materials on a key strategic route will be powered entirely by 100 per cent renewable fuel.  The partners have confirmed that environmentally friendly hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) will be fuelling all freight trains running between Tarmac’s Mountsorrel site in Leicestershire and its rail-fed asphalt plant in the centre of Birmingham, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the s...

Scottish Government awards Tarmac GBP1.49m to develop Dunbar freight rail

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Scottish Government has allocated GBP1.49m to Tarmac's Dunbar cement plant in a Freight Facilities Grant.The fund is open to companies looking to move freight by the more sustainable modes of rail or water instead of road. The grant will support the company's drive to enhance its rail capabilities at the plant which provides cement products for construction projects across Scotland and further into England. Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Mat...

Russian cement production up by 7% in 2019

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Russia’s cement producers increased their output by 7.4 per cent to 57.7Mt in 2019, according to Esmerk Russian News. Eurocement group was the country’s top producer with 2.1Mt, up 15 per cent YoY, while Dyckerhoff, DV-Cement and Novoroscement also increased production – by 11-13 per cent YoY. Rail shipments accounted for the largest share of 46.6 per cent of total sales, slightly down on 47.7 per cent reported in 2019. Road transport is reported to continue its growth.

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 ...

SCR meets industry representatives to improve cement loading

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s South Central Railway (SCR) has met representatives from leading domestic cement producers to discuss the improvement of its cement loading. UltraTech, India Cements, Kesoram Cements, ACC, Orient and Bharati Cements all assured railway authorities that cement loading will increase in the coming months, according to Telangana Today. The cement industry is the second-largest freight contributor for SCR, which loaded nearly 13.71Mt during the first half of the FY19-20, the highest am...

Hanson secures rail deal to supply Hinkley Point C project with cement

05 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement (HeidelbergCement group) has agreed a new contract with GB Railfreight for seven years. The new deal will provide freight services for bulk cement from the Ketton works in Rutland, Lancashire, to terminals at London King's Cross, Avonmouth in Bristol and Mossend in Glasgow. GB freight will operate nine trains a week for cement deliveries in the UK for Hanson Cement which are in part for the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. John Smith, managin...

Ohorongo Cement plans to reduce bulk road transport

02 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Namibia-based Ohorongo Cement has extended its partnership with Transnamib to reduce its use of road transport in the moving of bulk materials around the country.  Transnamib has seen the construction of a multi-faceted private siding with two independent sections designed for in- and outbound shipments at Ohorongo Cement’s plant near Otavi. Ohorongo Cement and Transnamib entered into a public-private partnership with the establishment of their Ondangwa depot, in which Ohorongo investe...

Ohorongo to increase rail use

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s Ohorongo Cement is working together with TransNamib, the country’s railway company, to take more than 5000 truck loads of product off the road. The cement producers will move more freight onto rail, reducing the use of road transport between the Sargberg plant and the northern regions, according to the Namibia Economist. “This specific route is one of the busiest roads countrywide and this reduction of volumes on the route is thus contributing a safer journey for passenger ve...