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More than 'just' a new plant

17 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement distribution at the new Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant of McInnis Cement in Canada has been designed with the environment in mind. Distribution by sea to one of the plant’s four terminals replaces a considerable amount of truck runs. By Jim Braselton and Mark Newhart, McInnis Cement, Canada. The McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons is the first new North American cement plant built to serve the eastern portion of the continent in more than 50 years Constructio...

New Zealand: cruise ship collides with cement carrier

13 February 2017, Published under Cement News

A cruise ship broke free from its moorings in high winds at Timaru, New Zealand, yesterday, hitting the cement carrier Milburn Carrier II. According to local media, the cement carrier’s hull and Seabourn Encore’s stern were damaged. No one was injured in the incident. New Zealand authorities have started an inquiry into the incident.

Fiji: Chinese clinker offloaded at Suva Port

23 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd of Fiji is receiving a 22,000t shipment of imported Chinese clinker, according to Tomu Raturaga, boarding officer at Carpenters Shipping. The cargo is reportedly offloading from the vessel Mount Adams at Suva Port and will be destined for the cement producer’s 0.2Mta grinding plant in Lami. Pacific Cement Ltd, formerly known as Fiji Industries, is one of two cement producers on the island. In January 2014, Tengy Cement (Fiji) Co Ltd was launched with Chinese backing...

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...