Moving cement by rail

Port Kembla has increasingly become a crucial gateway for supply of imported cement to support the NSW construction boom.

While traditionally, cement clinker imports are ground to cement in Port Kembla and transported by road to concrete batching plants within the Sydney metropolitan region, in 2018 Cement Australia commenced transportation of cement by rail from its Port Kembla mill to a facility in the Sydney suburb of Clyde.

Outcome

As a result, the volume of cement transported by rail has averaged approximately 350 rail wagons per month since 2018, saving about 4,200 truck movements on the roads of the Illawarra and Southern Sydney in 2018.

This initiative was delivered over and above the 2015 Sustainability Action Plan.