Ecocem launches £2m handling facility

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Ecocem Ireland, the producer of low carbon cement, has launched its first UK-based bulk import terminal along the Manchester Ship Canal, with an investment of £2million.

It is working with Peel Ports on the terminal, which will handle cement from Ecocem’s production facility in Dublin Port. It will be processed and transported to the heartland of the UK’s construction industry via road, rail and water.

A further £2million has been put towards increasing capacity at the site at the Runcorn Docks.

“We are delighted to be working with the Ecocem team to enable and support their entry into the UK market,” said Andrew Marin, group land and property director at Peel Ports Group. “We have been able to provide a multi-site solution that will accelerate the delivery of product as close as possible to the end customer.”

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