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Eureka Shipping announces new energy-efficient cement carrier

17 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Eureka Shipping Ltd, a leading transporter for the cement industry, has announced that it will construct a new cutting-edge vessel for operation in the Great Lakes. The company, jointly owned by SMT Shipping and The CSL Group, plans to replace two of its older vessels with this state-of-the-art mechanical/pneumatic cement carrier. The new vessel will have a 12,500dwt capacity, equal to the two older vessels combined.   The company’s Managing Director, Kai Gotterud, stated that, “Building ...

CEMEX UK tackles shipping emissions

09 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Work will begin in April this year on a new demonstrator of a smart shore power system at CEMEX ’s wharf in Shoreham, UK. Working in partnership with University of Warwick and advanced system integrator, iconsys, CEMEX is developing an intelligently-managed shore power system demonstrator, specifically tailored to understand fluctuations in electricity demand of self-discharging commercial vessels. The UK Department of Transport has awarded the project a grant of nearly GBP1.7m (US$2.15m...

Net zero shipping strategies

30 January 2024, Published under Cement News

As the maritime sector looks to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, fostering collaboration between cement producers and cement carrier operators can be of benefit to both industries. Decarbonisation options for both existing and newly constructed vessels can also enable more effective and efficient shipping operations. By Lukky Prasetyo, PT Indobaruna Bulk Transport, Indonesia. The International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) came into force on 1 ...

US Great Lakes reports increase in cement shipments

27 December 2023, Published under Cement News

The US Great Lakes has reported shipments of more than 1.8Mt of cement in the first nine months of 2023, according to the Ontario-based Chamber of Marine Commerce. This marks an increase of approximately 192,000t on the same period a year earlier. The movement of steel slabs has also risen, up by 93,000t YoY to over 354,000t. Total shipping activity for the US Great Lakes in the 9M23 came in at 32.6Mt, up by 422,000t on the same period a year earlier.  The port of Duluth-Superior saw a 35...

Adbri to operate world's first fully electric self-unloading vessel

22 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Adbri has entered into a 20-year strategic partnership with Canada Steam Ship Lines (CSL) to build and operate the world’s first fully electric battery-capable self-unloading vessel. The custom-designed ship will replace Adbri’s ‘Accolade II’ and will support the company’s limestone operations in South Australia with a focus on enhanced efficiency and environmental responsibility. The ship will carry up to 2.7Mta of limestone, which represents a 35 per cent increase over the existing vesse...

Holcim Algeria buys automatic ship loader for Djendjen port operations

26 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Holcim Algeria invested EUR3m in an automatic ship loader for its operations at Djendjen port. The 18,000tpd ship loader will speed up clinker loading at the port, reducing waiting times and demurrage costs, as well as maintain product quality. It is also expected to reduce the operations’ environmental footprint by reducing dust and other emissions.

London arbitration of maritime disputes and cement trading

03 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Arbitration is often used for the resolution of commercial disputes, particularly in the context of international trade and shipping. This article provides a brief introduction to the relevance of London arbitration to the cement sector, including terms and procedures, recovery of costs, and general guidance for when a dispute may be on the horizon. By Rupert Talbot-Garman, UK. The London arbitration of maritime disputes arising in the cement sector – a brief introduction (© Medcem) ...

Nova Marine Carriers ship grounds in St Lawrence River

26 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Two tugs have been dispatched from Montreal to assist the NACC Argonaut, a cement carrier that ran aground on Sunday morning on the St Lawrence River near Cornwall in Ontario. Nova Marine Carriers’ 13,977dwt ship is partially laden and was built in 2003. Traffic along the river has been suspended with authorities concerned that the cement carrier has taken on water. The ship has developed a list to port. Having veered off the fairway, the ship is wedged between an island and a dyke making...

Cement carrier sinks off the coast of Taiwan

02 November 2022, Published under Cement News

A search for 12 missing crew members continues off the coast of Taiwan after their cement carrier sank. The 10,000dwt Xing Shun No 1, built in 2014, sank on Monday, 31 October, on the east side of the Changhua channel in the Taiwan Strait. The Panama-flagged ship had 17 seafarers on board. Five seafarers who abandoned the vessel were successfully rescued, and the remaining 12 were still alive at that point, having made it to the lifeboats. Taiwanese authorities said two empty lifeboa...

Royal White Cement increases US Southwest throughput capacity

01 November 2022, Published under Cement News

US-based Royal White Cement plans to construct a 100,000tpa terminal on the Houston Ship Channel in Texas, USA to transfer cementitious materials to truck tankers or rail cars. Located near the mouth of the channel, the facility will be built on a 23.8-acre site of Industry Realty Group (IRG), repurposing three structures previously used for fertilisers. The property features a draught of (12.8m (~42ft) and a 262.7m (862ft) waterway frontage, plus extensive rail infrastructure for up t...