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PT Indocement

28 October 2019, Published under Cement News

In the first nine months of 2019, PT Indocement has reported cement sales volumes of 12.8Mt. Although this marks a decline of 1.9 per cent YoY, it has still fared better than the Indonesian cement industry as a whole, which has fallen by 2.2 per cent YoY over the same period. However, September this year saw sales advance by 6.2 per cent compared to the previous month. Looking ahead to the final quarter of the year, the company remains confident due to a downward trend in bank interest ra...

Eqiom test 4 biogas trucks

21 June 2019, Published under Cement News

France-based Eqiom is testing four biogass trucks as part of the company’s strategy to reduce the carbon emissions generated by its trucks by six per cent by 2020. As an alternative to diesel, the biogas helps improve air quality and protect the environment. Natural gas for vehicles includes 95 per cent methane and very light hydrocarbons. The four vehicles are being put into operation in the CRH subsidiary's road transport between the north and the Paris region. In addition, one of th...

Mercedez-Benz supplies 28 Actros tractor units to help deliver Tarmac cement

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Mercedes-Benz went head-to-head with two other manufacturers for Abbey Logistics’ latest fleet order for 28 Actros tractor units. Operating throughout the UK and Europe, Abbey Logistics provides haulage and logistics services covering bulk liquids and powders for customers across a wide variety of sectors. Most of its new trucks are now distributing cement regionally for Tarmac in Scotland. Key to the Mercedes-Benz's success in winning the breakthrough order was the fact that despite bein...

India’s coal shortage likely to continue until the end of September

17 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Shortages of coal for India’s non-power sector are likely to continue until the end of the September, according to Coal India Ltd (CIL). A surge in power demand at the start of summer has led to the coal giant diverting supplies from cement, aluminium and other sectors. This resulted in a rise in fuel costs for cement producers as they needed to import coal to continue operating their plants. Moreover, the ministries of railways and coal had diverted most of the available rail wagons to pow...

Uganda: Tororo Cement trucks damaging Karamoja roads

02 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Tororo Cement, Uganda’s largest producer, has been warned by the national roads authority that they may be banned from transporting limestone by road due to the damage caused by their trucks. According to reports in the Daily Monitor, the company’s use of heavy-duty trucks to ship limestone from the Karamoja sub-region to the Tororo plant some 160-200km to the south is causing serious damage to local infrastructure. “A truck carries very many tonnes of the mineral along the road daily....

Ghana: Dangote Cement takes delivery of 1000 trucks

22 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Dangote Cement Ghana has received delivery of a fleet of 1000 trucks as part of its plan to expand its distribution network in the country, Star FM reports. The firm states that the purchase is the largest of its kind by any Ghanaian company and will create up to 5000 direct and indirect jobs. Managing Director of Dangote Cement Ghana, Tor Nygard, said of the vehicles: “These are components of the Company’s mission in Ghana which is to stimulate its economy and get quality cement to al...

Safety award for Hanson Cement

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK, part of the HeidelbergCement Group, has been awarded a Tanker Safety Award at the 2016 Tip-ex and Tank-ex awards, recognising the company’s dedicated approach to vehicle safety. The award is given for improving safety in a particular area of tanker operations and in this case was awarded for the development of an integrated emergency shutdown system. Hanson’s ‘Run Lock’ system operates parallel to the Pulse lighting system to enable the operation of the tanker with the tract...