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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...

Argos triples port capacity

09 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos recently inaugurated a second port terminal in Cartagena, Colombia. The project is part of the company’s wider port expansion project and represents the Latin American cement producer’s ambitions to increase its exports, particularly to the North and Central American markets. By Alberto Carlos Riobó, Cementos Argos, Colombia. The second terminal in Cartagena, Colombia, will enable Argos to triple its cement and clinker exports to 3.5Mta Cementos Argos’ recently-in...

PT Cemindo Gemilang barge breaks and spills clinker

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

A barge loaded with clinker has been severely damaged in the middle at the wharf of a cement factory owned by PT Cemindo Gemilang located in Bayah district, Lebak regency, Banten, Indonesia. The barge was loaded with about 8000m 3 of clinker and suffered a fracture in the middle of the hull after loading on 11 July 2022. As a result of the broken barge, thousands of tonnes of clinker spilled onto the Bayah coast. The barge was evacuated for rescue by the TB Johan Jaya 130 assist t...

Argos implements simulation model for bulk cement supply

19 November 2021, Published under Cement News

At the eighth annual Simulation Conference organised by the Anylogic   software company, Argos (Argos Group) shared its model for the  optimised supply of bulk cement that it has been developing for its  terminals in the Caribbean region. This simulation is a key tool to avoid delays in the rotation of resources  and to optimise the capacity of the ships and other methods of operation that allow the efficient delivery of cement inventory in some markets where the company operates. "...

Sarawak cement shortage due to lack of raw material vessels

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Indonesia’s Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs has explained the current shortage of cement in Sarawak, attributing it to the demand generated by various construction projects such as the Pan Borneo Highway and the Baleh dam in the state. State director Datuk Stanley Tan acknowledged the current shortage throughout Sarawak and noted that many major projects that had been disrupted by the nationwide movement control orders (MCO) since the Covid-19 pandemic last year were finall...

Royal Bodewes to build two new cement carriers

02 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Dutch shipbuilder Royal Bodewes has received an order to build two more cement carriers for Cyprus-based Eureka Shipping, according to MarineLink. The two newbuilds will be the fourth and fifth in a series of vessels for Eureka, a joint venture between SMT Cement Ships and the CSL Group. The self-discharging carriers will be sisters to Aalborg White, ordered in 2017 and delivered in 2019.

Asia Cement creates shore power solution for vessels

21 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Taiwan’s Asia Cement Corp has announced the completion of a full shore power project for its cement vessels, which will see its cement carriers use the onshore Taipower energy supply instead of using on-board generators while berthing at port. The project is expected to save over 1474t of fuel per year and effectively cut 5329t of CO 2 emissions. Asia Cement currently has four cement carriers that transport cement from its Hualien plant to various ports of Taiwan and overseas markets. In ...

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 ...