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Cemex chooses green fuels for French material transport

17 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Cemex France is strongly encouraging its regular carriers to favour 'green' fuels  such as biogas and biofuel, or electricity for the transport of materials. Since the spring of 2022 in France, the Cemex vehicles used (dump truck, mixer truck or even electric semi-trailer) in this initative have been marked with specific markings. “One of our transporters in Ile-de-France also uses a semi-trailer running on natural gas and equipped with an independent 12m 3 tank, 100 per cent electri...

Multimodal transport to ease Indian cement supplies and prices

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Indian government is looking at ways to balance up supply and demand of cement across the country, while also helping to reduce cement prices. Cement producers in southern India have idle capacity due to low demand, while in the north of the country demand remains high and cement is in short supply. According to a government spokesperson, one proposal is to transport cement by sea from southern India to a port in eastern Indian eg, Haldia, from where it can be taken to cities such as Var...

Algerian trucker dispute threatens clinker exports

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Following the decision of the Algerian authorities to strictly apply the laws of overloading trucks, the transport sector has responded with a call for higher transport rates, a truckers’ strike and road blockages – actions that are threatening the export of clinker from the country. In a statement to the local press, cement producers GICA, Lafarge Algérie, Amouda and Biskria have denounced the persistence of road blockages by protesting carriers. “After negotiations with the transporters ...

Kuwait Portland Cement orders new ship unloader from Bruks Siwertell

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Bruks Siwertell has won a new order from Kuwait Portland Cement Co for an ST 490-M ship unloader. It is expected to join another cement handling Siwertell ship unloader in Shuaiba Port, Kuwait City. “Kuwait Portland Cement has benefited from 20 years of experience using our Siwertell screw-type technology,” says Peter Göransson, sales manager, Bruks Siwertell. “It knows what our unloaders deliver; time and again the technology has proven its capabilities, demonstrating reliability, effici...

Higher freight costs and port congestion send clinker price up in Côte d’Ivoire

13 October 2021, Published under Cement News

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cement industry in Côte d’Ivoire has also faced unprecedented increases in the prices of sea freight, which has sent the price of clinker in the international market up by 80 per cent, according to Rachid Yousry, CEO of LafargeHolcim Côte d’Ivoire. Clinker has also become more expensive as a result of additional clinker storage costs due to congestion in the Autonomous Port of Abidjan. Unloading can take 25-30 days. To date the cement producer has...

Cemex to collaborate with Volvo on electromobility solutions

10 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex will work with Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Trucks to develop a zero-emissions fleet with electromobility solutions that aligns with Cemex Future in Action programme. The two companies have reached an MoU to collaborate globally to improve productivity and the CO 2 footprint of electromobility solutions and mobile construction equipment trucks, productivity solutions and uptime services. "Working together with a leading global company in electromobility construction ...

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 ...

Quinn Cement takes delivery of new Feldbinder cement tankers

28 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Quinn Cement has received delivery of five new Feldbinder triaxle cement tankers as part of Quinn Building Products' Fleet and Mobile Plant Replenishment Programme in Northern Ireland. The new tankers have been paired up with tractor units purchased in the second half of 2019, said Quinn Cement. The tractor units have all been fitted with truck-mounted blowers, which are lighter and more efficient than traditional tank-mounted equipment. The combined trucks and trailers have performed well ...

Russian cement production up by 7% in 2019

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Russia’s cement producers increased their output by 7.4 per cent to 57.7Mt in 2019, according to Esmerk Russian News. Eurocement group was the country’s top producer with 2.1Mt, up 15 per cent YoY, while Dyckerhoff, DV-Cement and Novoroscement also increased production – by 11-13 per cent YoY. Rail shipments accounted for the largest share of 46.6 per cent of total sales, slightly down on 47.7 per cent reported in 2019. Road transport is reported to continue its growth.

Eqiom tests intermodal cement transport

17 December 2019, Published under Cement News

In the last three weeks, France-based cement producer  Eqiom has been testing the movement of cement by intermodal transport. The company hopes to find a new solution via road and inland waterways to supply its customers in Ile-de-France with up to 25 containers of bulk cement per week from its plant in Grand Couronne, near Rouen. The CRH-owned cement company expects to use a regular river transport shuttle from Le Havre to Gennevilliers, manage by Greenmodal Transport. River transporrt wa...