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Ramco Cements opens new cargo terminal

13 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Ramco Cements has inaugurated its new Gati Shakti Cargo Terminal at Jayanthipuram in Andhra Pradesh, India. The terminal will enable Ramco to transport crushed limestone from its mines in Budawada to its cement plant in Jayanthipuram. It also marks the first time an Indian cement producer has used electric locomotives to transport its limestone to its plant.  The railway wagons loaded with crushed limestone from the Budawada mines will travel a distance of 8.3km to the Jayanthipuram pla...

Aggregate Industries harnesses AI to improve tanker driver safety

12 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries , working with its partner Lomas Distribution, has become the first cement manufacturer in the UK to install new artificial intelligence (AI) technology to prevent cement tanker drivers from falling asleep at the wheel. The Driver Status Monitoring System, developed by Spillard Vehicle Safety Systems, uses a range of in-cab cameras and sensors to actively detect driver fatigue. The intelligent algorithm helps track and detect eye movements like rapid blinking, facial...

Cement Australia signs haulage agreement with Pacific National

11 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement Australia has signed a three-year rail haulage agreement with Pacific National for the movement of cementitious materials across Australia. Pacific National will transport cement, sand, fly ash, slag and lime between Australia’s major cities and throughout North Queensland, on behalf of Cement Australia, using interstate and inter-city transportation. Compared to road transportation, rail haulage is more fuel efficient, therefore offering a transport system with lower emissions. A...

Keeping cement moving sustainably

08 August 2023, Published under Cement News

As supply chain sustainability becomes a key priority for organisations, CEMEX is committed to investing in innovative heavy-duty transport solutions. Dave Hart, supply chain director of CEMEX UK and France, explains how the company looks to maximise efficiency while minimising the environmental footprint of its modes of transportation with a multi-pronged approach across rail, road and river. By Dave Hart, CEMEX UK. CEMEX UK has worked hard over the last 12 months to make improvement...

CEMEX upgrades its UK rail network

01 June 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX UK has made a considerable investment into its UK rail network, making improvements at several of its depots across the UK. These developments support CEMEX’s efforts to increase the use of rail to move its materials, as part of its Future in Action sustainability strategy. Work was carried out at CEMEX’s Dove Holes, Selby and Bletchley depots, with a particular focus on improving health and safety and efficiency through track and walkway upgrades. This work was all completed i...

UltraTech Cement transports phosphogypsum on inland waterways

27 April 2023, Published under Cement News

A 57,000t consignment of phosphogypsum has been transported in a bulk cargo carrier from Paradeep port in Odisha and reached the jetty of UltraTech Cement’s ( Aditya Birla Group ) integrated cement plant, Gujarat Cement Works (GCW), in Kovaya, Amreli district, Gujarat, on 26 April 2023. Mr KC Jhanwar, UltraTech Cement Ltd 's managing director, said, “The cement industry plays a pivotal role in driving the circular economy in India through the use of industrial and municipal waste in ce...

CEMEX invests in rail solutions

14 April 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has completed a significant investment into its rail solutions facility at Somercotes, Derbyshire, UK. This development was undertaken to meet increasing customer demand for its concrete bearers for switches and crossings. As a result of this investment, CEMEX will be able to manufacture an additional 18,000 linear metres of bearers for switches and crossings every year. This additional capacity is vital to meet the requirements of CEMEX’s clients in the rail sector.   The...

CEMEX trials truck discharge equipment

30 March 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX UK is trialling an industry-first discharge system for cement, which can be fully powered by electricity to substantially reduce fuel use and subsequent emissions. The idea for this new discharge equipment came from Nigel Ponton, national fleet engineer for the UK business. He worked with supplier Gardner Denver to create the system, which is mounted onto the tractor unit and simply requires three-phase connection to pressurise the tank and allow discharge to silo. This means no addi...

Holcim Switzerland start deliveries with Hugelshofer Logistik electric truck

09 March 2023, Published under Cement News

A fully-electric truck from Hugelshofer Logistik AG is supplementing Holcim Switzerland’s fleet of electric vehicles and delivering cement quietly and without CO 2 emissions to concrete plants in Thurgau. Electric mobility is an important step for Holcim Switzerland in the development of its sustainable transport solutions. “Two years ago, Holcim was one of the first building materials manufacturers in Switzerland to put electric mixer trucks on Swiss roads in the regions of Basel, ...

Yutong and SCG Cement Group sign MoU

29 November 2022, Published under Cement News

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Thailand’s first 5G+ autonomous driving smart green mine project has been signed between Chinese vehicle company, Yutong Mining Equipment, and SCG Cement of Thailand.   The signing of the first green smart mine project in southeast Asia is an important achievement for Yutong Mining Equipment in the overseas market. Under the terms of the MoU, Yutong Mining Equipment will provide high-quality products and strong service support, joining hands with...