California: CEMEX to set up new rail-served terminal

CEMEX USA, a construction company, is expanding its Southern California network with plans for a rail-served distribution terminal in Los Angeles to bring high-quality aggregates to metro Los Angeles and surrounding communities. The terminal is designed to accommodate the increase in construction projects across the region.
The new terminal in Bell, Calif., approximately 11 km south of downtown Los Angeles, is designed to receive aggregates transported by rail from the CEMEX White Mountain quarry in Victorville, approximately 160 km away. With an expected completion in late 2017, the distribution terminal will be centrally located near several of the area’s main freeways, decreasing customer travel time and costs, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions from trucking. An automated load-out system is planned for the 14-acre terminal to further expedite the delivery process. Additionally, CEMEX has planned updates to the rail line’s infrastructure and several other enhancements to the quarry in Victorville, including a new aggregate-loading system, in an effort to increase the quarry’s efficiency in delivering aggregates across the region.
“This significant project reaffirms CEMEX’s continued commitment to Southern California, and will allow premium aggregates to be delivered right where they are needed most. We are proud to contribute to the sustainable development of the Los Angeles Basin for many generations to come,” said Ignacio Madridejos, president of CEMEX USA.

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