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McInnis Cement signs agreement with Gaspe railway

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World Cement,

McInnis Cement has announced that is has signed an agreement with Gaspe railway corporation (SCFG) to distribute cement from New Richmond, Quebec, to various Canadian and US markets. The agreement provides for the transportation of 140 000 t of cement over a 5 year period.

The cement will be loaded onto trucks at the plant site in Port-Daniel-Gascons before being transported to New Richmond and trans-shipped onto tenders through a weight bin 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.

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