Cemex upgrades Florida terminals

Cemex USA has invested more than $8 million to improve two cement terminals in Florida, enhancing its supply chain network to meet demand for cement.
Loading, Hauling & Excavation / October 13, 2021
By Ben Spencer
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Cemex says the upgrades will allow  cement and cementitious materials to be imported from its global operations (© Björn Wylezich | Dreamstime.com)

Cemex USA has upgraded its Pensacola Cement Terminal at the Port of Pensacola to allow cement and cementitious materials to be imported from its global operations.

The company has shipped cement to the terminal by rail for distribution to customers for years, and with the upgrades which were brought online in May, additional cement supply will be provided to the region through marine shipments.

In July, the company also completed upgrades at its Port of Palm Beach Cement Terminal in Riviera Beach.

The enhancements made at the facility improve the ability to receive and distribute imported cement and cementitious material, including slag and fly ash to supplement the supply along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, the company adds.

Matthew Wild, Cemex USA executive vice president—logistics, says: “Florida is growing rapidly, and Cemex’s strong network makes our company well-positioned to implement supply chain and operational enhancements to meet the high demand for building materials in Florida and beyond. On the cement side, increased demand has outpaced supply at times, and we expect our supply chain enhancements to help alleviate that issue.”


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