Seament is now a household name in the industry of bulk shipping and manufacturing, but every successful business has a backstory, and this company's backstory is a fascinating one.

Seament Holding got started from, quite literally, the ground up. Alex F Bouri, the oldest of eleven children, was the educator in his family. Even though his family is massive – he has 67 first cousins – he was the educator of all the Bouri men in his generation. Thus, from an early age, his ambitions were apparent.

Alexander Bouri was known as the "Cement King" in Nigeria in the 1980's. He initially moved there at an early age to begin a career in selling life insurance. However, with just a $50,000 loan, the trading began – he was trading cement and other bulk items privately. It was in 1961 that Seament Holding was actually born, and it was the first company to use the floating terminal. The company grew at a rapid pace. By 1968, it was necessary for Seament Holding to purchase its first vessel in order to keep up with supply and demand. Five years later, the company was already trading an average of 2 million tons of cement per year.

The company grew still, and a need for even larger ships came about. That's when Seabulk was born and Seament transitioned from being just a local Grecian cement company to nationwide provider. The regional oil boom that occurred in the 1970's and 80's made the demand for cement skyrocket, but when they started shipping internationally, some country's ports couldn't handle the influx of bulk deliveries. Some countries couldn't be considered part of the market because they didn't have the proper ports to accommodate incoming shipments of cement. As a solution, Alex Bouri conceptualized the floating terminal in 1978 – a sort of ship that acted as its own port and could ship to almost anywhere. It changed the cement industry forever.

When his sons, Charles Bouri, Mark Bouri, and Maurice Bouri, were old enough, they helped to uphold the business. After all, it was growing rather rapidly. Alex Bouri and his floating terminal idea were nearly single-handedly responsible for bringing certain nations out of their cement shortages and allowed them to begin industrializing at a more sustainable pace.

It was in 1995 that Seament began to offer port services and in 2002 that they actually began manufacturing cement rather than just trading it. Floating terminals are now used almost universally in the bulk manufacturing and shipping industry. With many thanks to Alex, Charles, Mark, and Maurice Bouri, Seament is held in wide regards in the cement industry and continues to provide solutions, delivery, and manufacturing in the bulk materials field today.

 


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valter zalla
04/18/2014 7:25am

this man is a model of pioneer, and successful persisting man in trade and humanism

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besim
07/26/2014 3:50am

EBM will be soon a leader of garbage collection.Even the name of the company supports a lot.Evil Bastard Man!!!

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