December 22, 2016
McInnis Cement To Use Gaspesian Rail for Cement Distribution
Port-Daniel–Gascons, December 22, 2016 – McInnis Cement announced the signing of an agreement with Gaspe railway corporation (Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie – SCFG) to distribute cement from New Richmond, Quebec to various Canadian and U.S. markets. The agreement provides for the transportation of 140,000 tonnes of cement over a 5-year period.
The cement will be loaded onto trucks at the plant site in Port-Daniel–Gascons, transported to New Richmond, and then trans-shipped onto tenders through a weight bin to be installed by SCFG. This system is an interesting initial solution for McInnis Cement.
“The use of rail combined with the efficiency of maritime transport provides McInnis the flexibility and competitiveness needed for the distribution of cement that will be produced by the company commencing in the Spring of 2017,” said McInnis Cement CEO, Hervé Mallet. “We are pleased to confirm this contract, knowing that it is part of the infrastructure future, and we will consider increasing volumes when conditions permit.”
The first railway convoys are anticipated to become operational a few weeks after the beginning of cement production at the plant site in Port-Daniel–Gascons. The railway delivery system will allow McInnis Cement to reach the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario and the U.S. with this mode of transportation.
About McInnis Cement – The New Cement Company
McInnis Cement is a privately-held Company with corporate headquarters in Quebec, Canada, and United States headquarters in Stamford, CT. The Company’s plant in Port-Daniel–Gascons, Canada is one of the largest industrial projects currently under construction in eastern North America and McInnis is the first cement company to build a new plant that will serve Eastern Canada and New England in more than 50 years. McInnis Cement is constructing a deep-water marine terminal, adjacent to the plant, with plans to open other terminals strategically located in the U.S. and Canada. This will allow products to be shipped quickly and efficiently to markets along the East Coast and the entire perimeter of the Atlantic Ocean.
As the newest entrant in the North American cement market, the Company’s goal is to supply its customers with superior-quality products that are consistently produced and reliably distributed, based on sustainable development principles. The use of advanced technology will enable the McInnis cement plant to meet, if not exceed, the most stringent environmental standards, making its ecological footprint one of the smallest in the cement industry. More information is available at @ciment_mcinnis and mcinniscement.com/en.
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