US: Canada’s McInnis Cement has started building a terminal in the South Bronx region of New York. The 6930m2 warehouse will be able to store 43,000t of cement and load up to 80 trucks/day. Cement will be delivered to the site from McInnis’ plant in Port-Daniel, Gascons, Quebec. A barge-mounted ship unloader travelling between New York and Providence will be used to pneumatically transfer the cement into the warehouse.
Additional features to the terminal include a 24-hour operations schedule, rooftop solar panels and a fully enclosed truck load out system will mitigate dust. The site was chosen due to its access to the New York City Harbour. The area is also expected to see an investment of over US$45bn towards infrastructure projects and another US$6bn towards repairs following Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
“We are very excited to being one step closer to delivering cement to our customers in this area and along the east coast,” said McInnis Cement chief executive officer, Herve Mallet. “Once complete, the facility will set a new standard for development in the New York City Harbour, placing in harmony an industrial operation, with a natural wildlife habitat and waterfront access for citizens of the South Bronx.”