Location: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Dates: 13/06/16 - to - 14/06/16
Registration Full Price £765, $1095, €997


  • Event Description:
  • Programme Information
  • Exhibition and Sponsorship
  • Hotel Description
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This June the historic maritime city of Charleston in South Carolina, USA will host INTERCEM Shipping Americas, as the internationally renowned INTERCEM Shipping Forum travels across the Atlantic for the first time.

Since its launch in 2012, the INTERCEM Shipping Forum has become the foremost meeting place in Europe for all those involved in the shipping, handling, import and export of cement, clinker and related products. Attracting delegates from more than 50 countries, representatives regularly participate from across the supply chain including cement producers, traders, port and terminals operators, ship owners, charterers and equipment and service providers. Focussing in particular on developments in the Mediterranean and in Northern Europe, the Forum has become the ‘must-attend event’ for the latest forecasts, insight and analysis in the sector.

In North America, forecasters are all in agreement that the coming years will see cement imports steadily returning to the USA, fuelled by a strong dollar and significant investment in both infrastructure and housing. In preparation, both private and port operated terminals are re-opening across the country after lying dormant through the global economic crisis. Against this background, and responding to industry feedback in the United States, in 2016 INTERCEM will host a special ‘Americas’ version of our dedicated cement industry shipping and logistics forum in Charleston, South Carolina

Held over one and a half days at the Hyatt House & Hyatt Place Charleston Historic District, this special meeting will hear from industry experts on key topics for the industry moving forward, including:   

  • Market forecasts (both cement and bulk shipping)
  • The cement and bulk carrier fleets
  • Global trade flows
  • New ship designs
  • Freight rates
  • Handling SCMs (supplementary cementitious materials) including Fly Ash
  • Port and terminal design / latest technology
  • Portside logistics, storage and operations
  • Bunker costs 

+ much, much more  

Coverage within the Forum programme will look especially at the North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, both in the Atlantic and the Pacific as well as the Great Lakes.

Charleston is often voted as “America’s Most Friendly City” and we hope that you will be able to join us in this beautiful and historic location when the international cement industry convenes here later this year.

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If you would be interested in participating as a speaker of joining a discussion panel at the INTERCEM Shipping Americas please contact Matt Owen

Exhibition and Sponsorship
INTERCEM Shipping Americas
will host a small exhibition of related equipment and service providers. With ports, private terminals and cement producers all investing in their port-side infrastructure, the Forum offers an excellent opportunity to promote your company to leading decision makers in the sector. Exhibition space at this meeting is very limited and strictly available on a first-come-first-served basis, so early registration is highly recommended. A range of sponsorship opportunities are also available to meet all budgets. Please contact Jonathan Shelbourne for further information and to reserve your stand.

If you would like further information on participating as either a sponsor or exhibitor at INTERCEM Shipping Americas please contact us:

Further information will be released shortly. Please contact John Darke for further information.

Located in the vibrant historic district of downtown Charleston, the Hyatt House & Place offers casually chic guestrooms featuring Hyatt Grand Beds®, 42” flat panel HDTVs, Cozy Corner Sleeper Sofa, refrigerators, and oversized work spaces. Jumpstart your day with a delicious, free a.m. Kitchen Skillet® breakfast, or eat and meet throughout the day with our Gallery Menu and Market and unwind at our Coffee to Cocktails Bar.

At the Hyatt House & Place Charleston Historic District you can unwind, stay productive, and find it easy to explore the area. For the fitness minded, take advantage of our 24-hour StayFit™ Fitness Center and relax in the refreshing indoor pool. If you’re traveling for business, we offer a separate work area in every room, a mini-refrigerator and single serve coffee maker, free Wi-Fi and over 8,000 square feet of meeting space at the exclusive Sterling Hall.

INTERCEM Delegates will receive a special rate for accommodation at the hotel.

The registration fee includes: full attendance at the INTERCEM Shipping Forum on the 25th - 26th January 2015, coffee breaks, lunches and reception, event documentation and post-event access to online presentations.


Confirmation of booking plus receipts will be sent by e-mail.  Please ensure when completing the online form that you only use the e-mail address to which you wish the confirmation/receipt to be sent.


Obtaining a necessary visa is the responsibility of the delegate, check with your local embassy and if you are required to obtain a visa, please allow enough time for your application to be processed before you travel.  Please be aware that in some cases visas can take up to one month to issue. For more information on UAE visa requirements please contact your local Embassy or Consulate. Credits will not be given where visas have not been applied for in good time.

Please note that hotel accommodation is not included in the conference fee.

You are advised to take out appropriate travel insurance, as the organiser will not accept any liability for travelling, accommodation or other expenses incurred as a consequence of a possible event cancellation or postponement.

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the venue and content, or the timing of the programme.


A 50% credit for cancellations received in writing on or before 5 weeks in advance of the conference start date, will be made. No credits will be made on cancellations received after this date. Credit notes will only be given in cases of exceptional circumstance (for example, on production of a medical certificate) and an administrative fee will be charged together with any balance due.

If you experience any difficulties with the online registration process, please e-mail or call +44 208 669 5222


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