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Clinker transport returns in Port of Málaga

30 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Following a stoppage of several months, the transport of clinker has resumed in the Port of Málaga, Spain, after the installation of a pioneering conveyor belt. The first shipment of 4800t of clinker being loaded is a vessel bound for Ireland. FYM-HeidelbergCement has invested EUR2.5m in the new belt, which is expected to significantly reduce dust emissions. The 650tph belt is completely enclosed and has a dust extraction system. It is expected that the new operation will reach full capac...

Ohorongo to increase rail use

20 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s Ohorongo Cement is working together with TransNamib, the country’s railway company, to take more than 5000 truck loads of product off the road. The cement producers will move more freight onto rail, reducing the use of road transport between the Sargberg plant and the northern regions, according to the Namibia Economist. “This specific route is one of the busiest roads countrywide and this reduction of volumes on the route is thus contributing a safer journey for passenger ve...

Aalborg Portland signs 5-year transport deal

26 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Denmark-based Aalborg Portland has signed a five-year cement transport agreement with Demstrup Autotransport and Silo Trans. The two firms will carry out the more than 33,000 transports annually to complete the cement producer’s distribution of more than 1.25Mta of cement.

Benchmarking ready-mix logistics performance

18 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Algorithms and computer hardware have revolutionised the performance of logistics planning tools in many regions around the world. However, market conditions and business modalities may vary from region to region, so the outcome of any optimisation effort may vary too. To better understand what factors contribute to a good transport optimisation result, Inform analyses the performance of an intelligent software planning tool in two European countries. By Thomas Bergmans and Dirk Schlemper, I...

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...

Loma Negra to consider LCVs to transport product

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Argentine cement producer Loma Negra is currently studying the use of long combination vehicles (LCVs) to reduce logistics costs while transporting more product on the country’s roads. "We do not yet use that kind of transportation. We are analysing the [Executive Power’s] decree to take advantage of the logistic improvements it offers, but LCVs would only be possible in certain corridors, "explained Sergio Faifman, general director Loma Negra. “We are analysing its possible use for input...

Swiss cement sales slip 3% in 2017

08 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement deliveries in Switzerland saw a 2.8 per cent fall to in 2017 as Cemsuisse reports a domestic sales volume of 4.3Mta. The drop follows a 4.2 per cent rise in 2016. The initial drop in the 1H17 was partly absorbed in the 2H17, but the 4Q17 saw a 0.8 per cent decline. Cemsuisse said the share of rail transport increased YoY to account for 53.3 per cent of all deliveries.

Lafarge Cement rules out compulsory redundancy if transport fleet is removed

26 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement has ruled out compulsory redundancy if it removes its transport fleet at the company’s Cauldon works in the UK, according to local press reports. Concerns have been raised that the Cauldon Works is to dispose of its transport fleet, which comprises around 30 drivers and 20 lorries, and contract the work out. However, a spokeswoman for Lafarge Cement in Cauldon said no decision had been made, but she ruled out any compulsory redundancies. A statement issued to the Post & T...

Ukraine: Ukrzaliznytsia proposal to Ukrcement in light of corruption claims

15 February 2017, Published under Cement News

According to Ukrzaliznytsia board member, Marek Zalesny, Ukrzaliznytsia has applied the automated wagon distribution system to cement carriers and invites the Ukrcement association to jointly participate in the system. "The automated distribution system has been applied to this group of wagons [cement carriers] to avoid corruption. I invite the association to jointly participate in the wagon distribution system, as we do not have own shipping firms," Mr Zalensy said on Tuesday. In resp...

Lafarge Iraq signs transportation deal

31 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Iraq have signed an agreement with Iraq’s General Company for Land Transportation (GCLT), which is owned by Iraq’s Ministry for Transport, for the transportation of its cement products. The Lafarge deal is the largest in history for GCLT according to an Iraq Business News report. The contract will run for one year, but has the possibility of a five-year extension. Lafarge Iraq operates three cement plants in the country, Bazian and Tasluja located in Sulaimaniyah, Kurdistan, an...