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Rail freight milestone for CEMEX UK

CEMEX rail freight milestone

Company transports 2 million tonnes by rail, saving 100,000 road movements and 12,500 tonnes of CO2

CEMEX UK’s commitment to sustainable transport methods has seen the company transport 2 million tonnes of aggregates across the UK by rail this year, saving more than 100,000 road movements and 12,500 tonnes of CO2 compared with using trucks.

Additionally, CEMEX UK reached this milestone tonnage a full week ahead of their 2019 record in spite of the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the market.

The 2 million tonnage was completed over 1,200 journeys, the majority of which saw aggregates taken from CEMEX’s Dove Holes Quarry, near Buxton, Derbyshire, to locations across the UK.

David Hart, CEMEX’s supply chain director for the UK & France, commented: ‘Improving the sustainability of the business is one of CEMEX’s key global priorities, and the supply chain plays an integral role in this.

‘Investing over £600,000 into our rail network this year has enabled us to increase efficiency across our operations and, in turn, grow the amount of transportation that can be delivered by rail, presenting considerable benefits to both the environment and our customers.

‘This achievement would not have been possible without the commitment and dedication of our teams. Despite the many challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, our rail depots have all remained open throughout the year and we want to take this opportunity to thank our employees, who are a key part of the business’s success.’

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