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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...

Shun Shing Group consolidates international trading divisions

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Hong Kong's Shun Shing Group has announced the launch of Cemcoa, the new name for its international trading arm. All of the group’s trading divisions have been consolidated under the new name and will operate out of 15 international offices. According to a press release, the company traded 11Mt of cement, cementitious materials and solid fuels in 2017. Alongside this, Cemcoa ships dry bulk cargo to over 90 ports. "We are very excited about this new step for Shun Shing Group. The Cemco...

Vessel transporting 1050t of clinker sinks in Bangladesh

19 March 2018, Published under Cement News

A vessel transporting 1050t of clinker to Khulna, Bangladesh, sank on Thursday after a crack appeared in its hull. While 11 crew members were on board at the time, all were rescued by locals. "We felt something was wrong in the vessel from the beginning of the journey, that’s why we tried to speed up and anchor here," said Rabiul Islam, master of the ship. Crew members have commented on the potential negligence of the appropriate authorities who noticed the fault but did not unload the...

Cemex conducting pilot tests for Magdalena river transport

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

To improve its operational efficiency, Cemex has started running pilot tests to transport cement via the Magdalena River in Colombia. Cement is transported from central Colombia to the Caribbean region during these trials. On the first trip, some 950t were transported from the main plant at Caracolito to Sociedad Portuaria de Barranquilla. The river journey took six days with the entire trip from Ibague via Barrancabermeja to Barranquilla taking 17 days. For Juan Carlos Muñoz, vice pre...

First cement shipment arrives at Barranqueras port

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The first shipment of 3964t of cement was unloaded at the Argentine port of Barranqueras, Chaco region. The Bolivian cement was purchased by Cemento Avellaneda and will be distributed throughout the north of Argentina. Some 50,000tpa of cement was imported into Argentina in 2016 and 2017, according to The Global Cement Report, 12th Edition.

Coming into port

04 October 2017, Published under Cement News

While cement represents only a small part of the dry bulk shipping market, it has its own requirements in terms of port facilities and market dynamics. With seaborne trade continuing to grow, it is vital that ports understand each market and install facilities that best serve them. By Ricardo González-Haba, GlobBULK Consulting, Spain. Figure 1: population density and ports in sub-Saharan Africa (blue: draught <11m – black: draught >11m) Some 90 per cent of world trade volumes ar...