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Table sugar (sucrose) comes from plant sources.  Two important sugar crops predominate: sugarcane (Saccharum spp.) and sugar beets (Beta vulgaris), in which sugar can account for 12% to 20% of the plant’s dry weight.
Most cane sugar comes from countries with warm climates, such as Brazil, India, China, Thailand, Mexico, Central America and Australia, the top sugar-producing countries in the world.
Our main supply source, Brazil, overshadows most countries, with over one third of the world’s sugar produced, while also producing the highest quantity product. We work directly with major Sellers, based in Brazil who own the product they sell.
We can supply this product in a wide range of it various refinements, especially Brazilian White Refined Can Sugar (ICUMSA 45) and Raw Sugars (ICUMSA 75 & ICUMSA 100) as per specification below.   ICUMSA (International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis)

REFINED SUGAR – ICUMSA 45 [Origin : Brazil]

ICUMSA: 45 RBU maximum
Polarization:  99.80% Min
Ash content:   0.04% Max
Moisture:  0.04% Maximum
Solubility:  100% Dry Free Flowing
Color:  Sparkling White
Granulation: Standard to Fine
Magnetic Particle:  4 mg/kg
Radiation:   Normal Levels Certified
Sediments:   None
Smell:    Free of any smell
RAW SUGAR – ICUMSA 750 - 1000 [Origin : Brazil]

ICUMSA: 750 – 1000 RBU maximum
Polarization: 98.00% Min
Ash content: 0.08% Max
Moisture: 0.08% Maximum
Solubility:  90% Free Flowing
Color: Brown
Granulation: Standard to Fine
Magnetic Particle: 4 mg/kg
Radiation: Normal Levels Certified
Sediments: None
Smell: Free of any smell
SO2: 20 PPM

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Rice is the staple food for over half of the world’s population. It provides more than 50 percent of the daily calories intake by more than half of the world population; the value and use of rice is of great importance today as in the past. Rice is the most rapidly growing source of food in Africa, and is importance to food security in low-income food-deficient countries.

Over 450 million tons of milled rice is produced yearly. Due to the favorable climatic condition and the relatively lower costs of production, Asia accounts for over 90% of the production; with China and India producing almost two thirds of this production while Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Pakistan and Myanmar make up the balance.
International trade in rice is only around 30 million tons with Africa and Asia making up for over 85% of the internationally traded rice volume.

McBird &Lennard Global Trading Company LLC participates in the entire process from sourcing quality rice, shipping and logistics management.

Buyers, send us your inquiry – let us work for you

Please advise packaging method; Bulk, Bulker Bags or palletized. And shipment method; Bulk or containerized.
Please Note: We will not respond if we do not know who we are dealing with, so please email your enquiry with your full details to mbl@McBirdandLennard.com and we will respond with a Soft Offer.

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Clientele comprises genuine cement buyers, traders and brokers; contracts would generally comprised of regular monthly shipments over 12 months or longer. The price varies dependent also on the quantity ordered, the type of cement, packaging and the payment method offered.
The price can also be increased by various Government Bureau of Standards regulations such as SABS in South Africa, so we need to know destination in your initial enquiry.
Shipment sizes are 12,500 metric tons, 25,000mt and 50,000mt and contracts are in any combination thereof.
Packaging options are Bulk (loose shipload) or Bulk 1 ton and 1.5 ton Bulker Bags or 50 kg Bags.

About Cement:
Cement is the main binding ingredient in concrete, the most common building and construction material in the world. Major uses include new housing, commercial office facilities, manufacturing, mining and tourism facilities, and infrastructure development such as roads, airports, bridges, harbours and reservoirs.
Cement is made from a mixture of calcium carbonate (generally in the form of limestone), silica, iron oxide and alumina.
A high-temperature kiln fuelled by coal, natural gas or alternative fuels (waste tires, oils and solvents) heats the raw materials to a partial melt at 1450°C, transforming them chemically and physically into clinker. This grey pebble-like material comprises the special compounds that give cement its binding properties. Clinker is mixed with gypsum and ground to a fine powder to make cement.

Ordinary Portland Cement 42.5 Type-1 as per specifications below; also available OPC 52.5 and OPC 32.5 and other specialist cement products provided the quantities above our minimums.

Portland cement is the most common type of cement in general usage, as it is a basic ingredient of concrete, mortar and most non-specialty grout.
The most common use for Portland cement is in the production of concrete. Concrete is a composite material consisting of aggregate (gravel and sand), cement, and water. As a construction material, concrete can be cast in almost any shape desired, and once hardened, can become a structural (load bearing) element.

Different types of Portland cement are manufactured to meet different physical and chemical requirements for specific purposes. The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Designation C 150 provides for eight (8) types of Portland cement:

Type I is a general purpose Portland cement suitable for all uses where the special properties of other types are not required. It is used where cement or concrete is not subject to specific exposures, such as sulphate attack from soil or water, or to an objectionable temperature rise due to heat generated by hydration. Its uses include pavements and sidewalks, reinforced concrete buildings, bridges, railway structures, tanks, reservoirs, culverts, sewers, water pipes and masonry units.

Type II Portland cement is used where precaution against moderate sulphate attack is important, as in drainage structures where sulphate concentrations in ground waters are higher than normal but not unusually severe. Type II cement will usually generate less heat at a slower rate than Type I. With this moderate heat of hydration (an optional requirement), Type II cement can be used in structures of considerable mass, such as large piers, heavy abutments, and heavy retaining walls. Its use will reduce temperature rise – especially important when the concrete is subject to hot weather.

Type III is a high-early strength Portland cement that provides high strengths at an early period, usually a week or less. It is used when forms are to be removed as soon as possible, or when the structure must be put into service quickly. In cold weather, its use permits a reduction in the controlled curing period. Although richer mixtures of Type I cement can be used to gain high early strength, Type III, high-early-strength Portland cement, may provide it more satisfactorily and more economically.

Specifications for three types of air-entraining (carrying air particles along in its flow) Portland cement (Types IA, IIA, and IIIA) are given in ASTM C 150. They correspond in composition to ASTM Types I, II, and III, respectively, except that small quantities of air-entraining materials are interground with the clinker during manufacture to produce minute, well-distributed and completely separated air bubbles. These cements produce concrete with improved resistance to freeze-thaw action. Chemically and physically similar to Type I cements except they are ground finer to produce higher early strengths.

Type IV is a low heat of hydration cement for use where the rate and amount of heat generated must be minimized. It develops strength at a slower rate than Type I cement. Type IV Portland cement is intended for use in massive concrete structures, such as large gravity dams, where the temperature rise resulting from heat generated during curing is a critical factor.

Type V is a sulphate resisting cement used only in concrete exposed to severe sulphate action — principally where soils or ground waters have a high sulphate content. Low Tricalcium Aluminate (C3A) content, generally 5% or less, is required when high sulphate resistance is needed.
SPECIAL NOTE: For concrete pipe and precast box manufacturing, Type I or II cements are generally used.

In addition to the eight types of Portland cement, a number of special purpose hydraulic cements are manufactured. Among these is white Portland cement. White Portland cement is identical to grey Portland cement except in color. During the manufacturing process, manufacturers select raw materials that contain only negligible amounts of iron and magnesium oxides, the substances that give grey cement its color. White cement is used whenever architectural considerations specify white or colored concrete or mortar.

Oil-well cements, used for oil wells grouting, often called oil-well cementing, are usually made from Portland cement clinker or from blended hydraulic cements.
Oil-well cements are used for cementing work in the drilling of oil wells where they are subject to high temperatures and pressures. They usually consist of Portland or Pozzolanic cement with special organic retarders to prevent the cement from setting too quickly.
Generally Oil well Cements must be slow-setting and resistant to high temperatures and pressures. The American Petroleum Institute Specifications for Materials and Testing for Well Cements (API Specification 10A) includes requirements for eight (8) classes of oil-well cements (classes A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H) and three (3) grades (Grades O – ordinary, MSR – moderate sulphate resistant, and HSR – high sulphate resistant). Each class is applicable for use at a certain range of well depths, temperatures, pressures, and sulphate environments. The petroleum industry also uses conventional types of Portland cement with suitable cement-modifiers. Expansive cements have also performed adequately as well cements.

Origin of our cement is Ukraine, Russia, CIS, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Brazil – Seller’s option.


Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) 20.8 – 21.5
Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) 5.30
Ferric Oxide (Fe2O3) 3.25 – 3.5
Calcium Oxide (CaO) 65.60
Magnesium Oxide (MgO%) 1.7 – 3.0
Sulphur Trioxide (SO3) 2.7 – 3.0
Loss Of Ignition (LOI) 1.8 – 3.0
Insoluble Residue % 0.1 – 0.7
Tricalcium Silicate (C3S%) 50.0 – 54.4
Dicalcium Silicate (C2S%) 14.2 – 18.2
Tricalcium Aluminate (C3A%) 6.0 – 6.8
Tricalcium Alumino Ferrice (C4AF%) 11.6
Chromium (Cr%) 2.0 Max.

Blain CM2/GR 3.250
Autoclave Expansion 0.02
Normal Consistency % 27.5
Initial Setting Time (Hours: Mins) 3.25 – 4.50
Hard Set (Hours: Mins) 4.54 – 6.00
Fitness index (CM2/GM) 2800 – 3040
@ 03 DAYS 2.65 – 34.2 KG/CM2
@ 07 DAYS 37.3 – 42.5 KG/CM2
@ 28 DAYS 52.8 – 54.6 KG/CM2

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Samples Requests

Samples are not used in global trade for the following reasons:
No sample will ever be from the same bag, batch, silo, consignment, order or shipment.
Any sample is easily fabricated and does not represent a true sample of what will be received in a shipment.
A sample can easily be damaged by heat, moisture, humidity during transport, lose some of its oil content, protein content, moisture content and appearance etc.
No buyer should ever base their decision on a sample.
The buyer should base their decision on the irrefutable proof of product (POP) that is provided by the seller’s bank where two bank officers stake their personal and professional careers and reputation of the bank on confirming in writing and by T.T. bank to bank that the seller is known to them, the seller owns the product, the seller has shipped the product and can also deliver the product as per specification in the contract. Nothing less should be accepted by the buyer.
Each and every shipment is checked and inspected at the port of loading by S.G.S. The specification of the product itself is compared with the specification mentioned in the contract and if the specifications do not match exactly the shipment is not passed by S.G.S and not shipped.
Global trade is based on proof of product (POP) exchanged bank to bank by T.T. and certification by S.G.S. and never on a sample basis

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