CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

We offer an extensive range of cementitious supply chain solutions globally to support the construction industry. Our in-depth knowledge of the industry enables us to offer flexible tailor-made solutions in mainstream trade lanes, as well as to and from the most remote and challenging areas.

Some of the commodities we transport include cement, clinker and slag.

Learn more about our dry bulk shipping service.

Cement

Cement is a fine powder that is the principal strength-giving and property-controlling component of concrete. As it is the main component in the construction of infrastructures for building and developing residential and public buildings, water and sewage systems, it is the most widely consumed commodity after water.

Due to its importance and properties, most countries manufacture their own cement locally, either in integrated plants or in grinding plants. It is forecasted that cement consumption will continue to rise over the years, resulting in greater volume of cement trade globally.

Clinker

Clinker is the product of a chemical process of baking the raw materials in a kiln at extremely high temperatures. It is essential to cement production and is used in grinding plants during the production process.

Slag

Slag is a by-product left over after a desired metal has been separated from its raw ore (usually in iron or copper and crude steel production). While slag is generally used to remove waste in metal smelting, other uses of it include highway base and subbase, agricultural liming and soil conditioning, lightweight concrete block, roofing aggregate (built-up and shingle), cement manufacture and concrete floor fill.

Amongst the many different types of slag, ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) and copper slags are common types that we transport.