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Bangladesh cement makers add two bulk carries to fleet

12 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Meghna Group of Industries have launched two of the largest dry bulk carriers, viz MV Meghna Princess & MV Meghna Adventure, on 10 March 2021, at the Chittagong port, Bangladesh. Meghna Group is one of the top three cement producers and marketers of Bangladesh, operating with its two strong brands, namely Fresh and Meghnacem Deluxe.  State Minister for Shipping, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, attended the event as main guest. Chairman of Chittagong Port Authority, Rear Admiral M Shahjah...

Ambuja Cement to start biofuel sea trials

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cement (LafargeHolcim group) is commencing sea trails for using biofuels in its fleet of captive ships, Ambuja Mukund, a move which is estimated to reduce carbon emission by around 25 per cent, claims the company. "With the introduction of biodiesel blends, we are significantly contributing towards the reduction of GHG emissions by introducing a suitable alternate green fuel that helps achieve our parent, LafargeHolcim’s sustainability vision of net zero pledge 2030,"  said the ...

Cementos Pacasmayo begins terminal operations

25 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Peru’s Cementos Pacasmayo has resumed operations from the port terminal of Yurimaguas, Loreto, distributing 60,000 bags of cement to Iquitos. The company operates in the port through its subsidiary, Cementos Selva, which has a 4.9Mta plant in Rioja. The operations were launched in mid-August with the arrival of several vessels, which will set sail for Iquitos while complying with all COVID-19 safety protocols.

Ready to sail

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Much of global cement trade involves the shipping of product via specialised carriers at some point. Brian Benjamin of Sirios Shipping Management Co, gives an overview of the operational and commercial procedures of shipping cement from its loading point to discharge at the cement company’s customer. By Brian Benjamin, Sirios Shipping Management Co, Greece. A fleet of specialised self-discharging cement carriers form a key part of global cement trade Sirios Shipping Management C...

Offloading of clinker continues at Chittagong Port in Bangladesh

10 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Offloading of imported raw materials for the cement industry continues at the Chittagong Port of Bangladesh (CPA), even as the port suffers container storage congestion. According to the CPA, 22 vessels are currently at outer anchorage at the port, each laden with more than 45,000t to 50,000t of clinker, while seven of them are unloading cargoes and able to work without interruption. Vessel crew are being checked as per health and safety guidelines set by the port authorities. The other ...

Detained vessel allowed to sail from Bangladesh, as no coronavirus found

16 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Bangladeshi port authority Mongla Port did not find any symptoms of COVID-19 in the crew of the bulk carrier Serenitas N, which later off-loaded imported coal at birth and sailed on 15 March, say Bangladesh shipping industry sources. On arrival in the first week of March the vessel carrying the flag of the Marshall Islands had suspended off-loading of imported coal at Mongla, due to suspicion of the coronavirus affecting the crew. The vessel was detained when three sailors of vessel h...

Cement vessel sinks off Oaxaca coast

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

A general cargo ship by the name of Duban, loaded with some 1500t of cement, sank 13nm off of the coast of Oaxaca, southern Mexican state on Pacific coast, in the afternoon of 12 March, while en route to Manzanillo. A crew of 12 crew had to be rescued. The engine room was flooded and the ship was sinking on even keel. Witnesses report that the ship was already proceeding at reduced speed several hours prior to sinking. The Duban carries the flag of Togo and is owned by Rimac Sea River Shi...

Bangladesh extends bid dates for Payra coal/bulk terminal

12 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Payra Port Authority (PPA), under the Ministry of Shipping, Government of Bangladesh, has extended the last date to receive bids from international/local firms to develop a coal/bulk terminal at Payra Port, Kalapara, Patuakhali, through public private partnership basis (PPP) in Southern Bangladesh.   Bids are now due on 3 March instead of 17 February 2020, says project director in an announcement.   Through a new announcement, the port authority has re-invited the expertise of international ...

Russian producers increase railway distribution in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Russian cement manufacturers shipped over 26.21Mt of cement by railway in 2019, an increase of four per cent YoY against 2018. The top regions for consumption of cement delivered by railway in 2019 were Moscow region (1.99Mt tons, +12.3 per cent YoY), the Republic of Tatarstan (1.79Mt, +7.2 per cent), Moscow (1.7Mt, +15.3 per cent), Krasnodar region (1.55Mt, -13.9 per cent), and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area (1.15Mt, +4.8 per cent).

Work starts to salvage Bangladesh clinker vessel

06 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh authorities have started the salvage operation of a partly capsized clinker-laden cargo vessel called Md Dudu Mia-1, in Kirtankhola river, in the country earlier this week. According to some media reports, a 25-member team started removing the clinker from the capsized cargo Md Dudu Mia-1. The cargo sunk in Kirtankhola river, near Barishal Port, after it collided with Dhaka-bound passenger launch MV Shahrukh-2, which was travelling from Barguna on 14 December 2019. After the ...