We export around 1.5 million tonnes/year of cement and clinker...
Cimpor's trading operations account for the exportof approximately 1.5 million tonnes of cement, clinker and other products, in addition to the cement products, raw materials and fuel import.
The first target of Cimpor's export operations was to meet the needs and ensure the availability of products and materials related to the cement industry.
With the growth of Cimpor Group, its exports have increased substantially, both in terms of volume and in the types of operations, now encompassing a vast diversity of destinations, products, customers and suppliers.
Cimpor's trading operations began in early 2000, seeking to meet the needs and ensure the availability of products and materials related to the cement industry.
With the growth of Cimpor Group and the know-how gained over the time, its exports and imports have increased substantially, both in terms of volume and the types of operations, now encompassing a vast diversity of countries of origin, destinations, products, customers and suppliers. Cimpor operates in the biggest international markets and has built relationships with various players worldwide, enabling it to buy and sell high-quality products and services and provide solutions that meet its customers' needs at competitive prices. Thanks to its export operations, Cimpor is ranked among the largest cement traders in the world, its annual exports totalling around 1.5 million tonnes of cement and clinker shipped to more than 20 countries and in different types of cement and packaging - bulk, big bag, and sling bag.
Cimpor operates in ports from northern to southern Portugal, shipping and receiving goods moved as a result of Trading operations carried out in the Souselas, Alhandra, and Loulé manufacturing plants.
Nowadays, a significant percentage of trading operations take place via Portuguese Seaports, contributing to the economic development of the regions where they are located. This applies to the ports themselves and the land transport employed, along with other related services. The ports of Aveiro and Viana do Castelo are the main points through which products are imported and exported from Souselas plant, the road-rail connections between the locals provides the best conditions for logistic operations. Alhandra plant, however, makes use of the Ports of Lisbon and Setúbal. Together, these two ports handle more than half of our exports/imports. Alhandra Plant benefits from privileged logistic conditions, in addition to being well-connected to the railroad system, it also has access to an inland port from which clinker can be transported by barges and loaded by floating cranes onto ships anchored in the Tagus River. This operation allows vessel sizes up to 60,000 metric tonnes to be loaded at a rate of 10,000 metric tonnes/day.