Clinker industry is revived in Malaga Port on the Costa del Sol

ON BOARD: The Federal Trident bulk carrier will export the last load

The last clinker load of the year has left Malaga port, as 2019 ends with the total export of 230,000 tonnes of the mineral material.

Pier 7 will see the last load of clinker set sail, as the business sees a big upward turn. The stony residue is used to manufacture Portland cement, the most common type of cement, that was originally developed in England in the late nineteenth century. Thanks to the partnership between Servimad Global and the Finance and Mining Company, Malaga port has restarted an industry that had been paralysed since December 2018.

The operation was stopped in Malaga as clinker is a very dusty material with a negative environmental impact. Servimad decided to solve the issue by commissioning a conveyor belt specifically designed for Malaga port, that minimises environmental pollution by 100 per cent.

The new conveyor belt was completed by July 2019 and initial export forecasts have been fully met. In only five months, seven ships have loaded 231,158 tons of clinker at Malaga’s docks. The loading belt is already working at full capacity, and port workers call the machine the ‘Elephant’ for its similarity with the shape of the animal’s head.

Now, fully recuperated and in compliance with environmental regulations, the industry in Malaga will see exports every 40 days.

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Camila O'Reilly


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