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CSL Group set to acquire 50% of Eureka Shipping Ltd

16 May 2019, Published under Cement News

SMT Shipping (SMT) and The CSL Group (CSL) have entered into an agreement for CSL to acquire 50 per cent of Eureka Shipping Ltd, SMT's pneumatic cement vessel business. The new joint venture will allow Eureka and CSL to combine expertise, resources and innovative technologies to expand services to customers in the seaborne cement powder and fly ash transportation markets around the world, according to a press release. CSL's Australian cement shipping business is not included in the joint ...

Keflavík harbour blocked by grounded cement carrier

07 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The 4000dwt cement carrier Fjordvik has run aground at the entrance to Keflavík harbour in Iceland. The incident happened on Friday 2 November when 14 crew members and pilot were safely lifted off the stricken vessel. The Fjordvik remains lodged on the rocks with a breach in the hull and a small oil spill. The ship had apprximately 100t of oil on board and initial attempts to pump the oil into trucks has failed. Current weather conditions are unfavourable for a salvage operation. Port cont...

Clinker shipment capsizes in Bay of Bengal

10 September 2018, Published under Cement News

A light vessel carrying 1500t of clinker capsized near Bhasanchar if Noakhali in the Bay of Bengal on 9 September. All 13 members of the MV Sheikh Parvin were rescued, said Mohammed Selim, deputy director of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority, based in Chittagong. The vessel had been bound for Narayanganh and strong currents led to the clinker shipment colliding with another vessel, called the Basundhara-27, that had already run aground. There are several grinding units located i...

Raysut Cement reports loss of cement carrier

17 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Raysut Cement Company has announced total loss of its Raysut II cement carrier in the wake of Cyclone Mekunu on 25 May. The vessel is owned by Raybulk Navigation Inc, a subsidiary of Raysut Cement. The vessel ran aground at Fazayah beach, 18 nautical miles west of Salalah Port during storm. According to media reports, the group is expected to receive OMR4.129m (US$10.7m) against insurance for loss of ship and various cyclone Mekunu claims,” said Ghose Jotirmoy Pratuk Krishna, Chief Executi...

JT Cement orders 8000dwt cement carrier

13 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Norway’s JT Cement AS has ordered a pneumatic cement carrier from Netherlands-based Ferus Smit, according to Erik Thun AB. The ship will be the sister vessel of M/V Greenland and is scheduled for delivery in July 2019. "The vessel will be an improved version of Greenland but with a somewhat larger cargo carrying capacity at 8000dwt. In addition, we will increase the LNG tank capacity to 200m 3 , improving the steaming time on LNG," stated Erik Thun. The project will be handled by MF Shipp...

Cement by sea

12 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Moving cement by sea is a difficult business, often requiring dedicated vessels fitted with specialist equipment. Shipowners and operators also have to manage freight rate fluctuations, new environmental regulations and what happens when there are not enough ships to go round. By James Johnston, Braemar ACM Shipbroking, UK. Dedicated cement carriers have integrated loading and discharge systems to minimise dust pollution As a somewhat specialised cargo, cement does not get ...

NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers acquires 25% of JT Cement

05 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Algoma Central Corporation (ACC) has announced that NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers Ltd (NACC) has acquired a 25 per cent ownership interest in JT Cement, which operates a fleet of seven smaller pneumatic cement carriers, which also include Norway-based KGJ Cement Holdings and Erik Thun of Sweden as stakeholders. "This investment will allow us to each apply our experience and knowledge in the pneumatic cement carrier market to create additional shipping solutions to meet the needs of customers,"...

SMT Shipping and CSL Group announce shipping joint venture

09 May 2018, Published under Cement News

SMT Shipping (SMT) and The CSL Group (CSL) have announced an agreement for CSL to acquire 50 per cent of Eureka Shipping Ltd, SMT's pneumatic cement vessel business. The new joint venture will allow Eureka and CSL to combine expertise, resources and innovative technologies to expand services to customers in the seaborne cement powder and fly ash transportation markets around the world. CSL's Australian cement shipping business is not included in the joint venture. "The joint venture repres...

Phinma Corp will bring panamax vessels to Mariveles Terminal

18 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The Phinma group will invest PHP500-700m (US$9.5-13.4m) on its Bataan cement terminal in Philippines. The Mariveles cement terminal will be ideal for large panamax vessels and is set from completion in May 2019. "In the meantime, we're already beginning to import," said Phinma Corporation president and CEO, Ramon Del Rosario Jr. "I think we already brought in the first four shipments of two million bags." The aim is to supply only the domestic market at this stage. "Initially, that's ...

Erik Thun AB schedules third LNG powered cement carrier

04 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The third LNG-powered cement carrier for Erik Thun AB of Sweden is scheduled for launch in mid-2019. Cryonorm Systems will supply its liquefied natural gas fuel system. This ship will be a sister ship of the mv Greenland and mv Ireland which both are currently sailing with a 130m 3  Cryonorm LNG fuel system onboard. Shipbuilder Ferus Smit and Cryonorm Systems reached an agreement early March to partner in this important project. The new order consists of a turnkey supply Marine LNG fuel...