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Kenya: clinker tops Mombasa port imports

09 August 2016, Published under Cement News

According to a recent report from Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Mombasa port has recorded an increase in the number of imported construction materials. KPA’s report suggests a strengthening of the local construction sector as import figures of the construction materials are increasing each week. The report read, “The sector imported 59,866 metric tonnes of steel and 53,562 tonnes of cement clinker.” It went on to deduce that steel and clinker were the leading imports for the conventional c...

Next-generation cement carriers

11 July 2016, Published under Cement News

As the cement production process becomes more aware of the fuels it burns and the impact on the environment, the cement shipping sector is also considering more sustainable solutions for moving cement across the globe. By Daniel Ulestig, KGJ Cement, Singapore. MV Greenland at sea JT Cement, a joint-venture between KGJ Cement AS (Norway) and Erik Thun AB (Sweden), has launched the world’s first liquified natural gas (LNG)/marine gas oil (MGO) dual-fuel cement carriers. The joi...

Philippines: clinker delivery to Taiheiyo facility runs aground

04 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Bulk carrier MV Belle Rose was refloated last week having run aground on Monad Shoal off the Philippines, the Manila Bulletin reports. Environmental activists have called on the ship’s owners to bear the cost of repairing the environmental damage caused when the ship struck the reef, which is a popular tourist destination. The ship was carrying 48,000t of clinker to the Taiheiyo Cement facility in Naga City.

Second LNG-fuelled cement carrier launched

24 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Less than six months after the first LNG-fuelled cement carrier was launched, JT Cement has launched the MV Ireland, a dedicated cement carrier powered by LNG. JT Cement is a joint venture by Swedish company Erik Thun AB and Norway’s KG Jebsen Cement. The propulsion system was supplied by Cryonorm to shipbuilders Scheepswerf Ferus Smith BV of The Netherlands. LNG as maritime fuel is by far the most environmental-friendly solution available today, said Cryonorm. While sailing on LNG, the v...

Ferus Smit delivers world’s first LNG-powered cement tanker

31 December 2015, Published under Cement News

In the weeks before Christmas 2015, Ferus Smit delivered her Nb. 423, the first LNG powered cement tanker to her owners. The delivery was preceded by an extensive programme of trials and tests in which the proper working and safety of all systems was verified. Finally on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 MV Greenland left the harbour of Delfzijl, The Netherlands, on her first commercial voyage to Rostock, Germany, where she will receive her first cement load. MV Greenland is a dedicated cement...

LNG-powered dedicated cement carrier to be launched

02 October 2015, Published under Cement News

The first cement carrier to run on LNG is to be launched at the yard of Ferus Smit, Westerbroek, The Netherlands (y/n 423) on 31 October and be named the Greenland. The vessel will be of 5800dwt and is being built for Thun Shipmanagement, Lidköping, Sweden. She will be operated by JT Cement, a joint venture between KG Jebsen of Norway and Eric Thun of Sweden. 

Tokyo Cement adds to shipping fleet, Sri Lanka

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Tokyo Cement  announced the addition of a fifth vessel, 'MV Mohar', to its fleet of cement carriers. The 22,000t, pneumatic bulk cement carrier was inaugurated by chief guest Arjuna Ranatunga, Minister of Ports, Shipping and Aviation and guest of honour Upul Jayasuriya, chairman, Board of Investments, Sri Lanka. Speaking at the launch event, SR Gnanam, Tokyo Cement Group managing director, said:  "Logistics is an integral part of our business, and the increase in local demand has required u...

Romeo Group places order for carrier with Ningbo Xinle

09 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Italian shipowners Giovanni and Vincenzo Romeo have just ordered a new 6700dwt cement carrier with delivery scheduled for 2017. A newbuilding contract has been signed with Ningbo Xinle shipyard in China, according to a report by Splash news. The Romeo family originates from Naples, but in 2010 the group moved almost all shipping activities to Switzerland, where Nova Marine Carriers shipping company has been based. The report stated that the Romeo Group historically has very close business...

Freight fortunes?

08 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Recent developments in cement and clinker trade with shifts in demand patterns have combined with an increasing availability of bulk carrier capacity to push freight rates down. Can cement producers expect this trend to continue going forward? By Levent Karaçelik, Marvel Shipping, Turkey. The scenario for seaborne traffic is changing with lower demand being registered As domestic demand patterns shift and fortunes of local producers change, the cement and clinker trade between c...

Swire Bulk Logistics enters partnership with Golden Bay

25 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Swire Bulk Logistics, the industrial shipping division of The China Navigation Company (CNCo), has entered into a long term partnership with New Zealand’s Golden Bay Cement (GBC), a trading division of Fletcher Building Ltd, to build, own and operate a dedicated, self-discharging cement carrier. The 9000dwt vessel, named Aotearoa Chief, to be built at China’s Jinling shipyard, is specifically designed to operate on the New Zealand coast, with a view to optimising supply chain efficiency. ...