Cement News: Trading

20 January 2017

Spain: Port of Seville quadruples cement shipments in 2016

The Port of Seville, Spain, increased its throughput of cement by 481 per cent to 74,200t in 2016. In addition, the port has expanded its business lines and diversified goods accepted by the port. This includes since the start of this year the shipment of clinker, which was previous...

20 January 2017

Swaziland: cement industry threatened by imports

Cement imports are undercutting cement produced by AfriSam Swaziland in price and present a risk to the viability of the domestic cement producer, according the Times of Swaziland. In a move to try and protect the...

19 January 2017

Fiji: Japanese clinker arrives at Suva Port

Pacific Basin's bulk carrier Port Botany from Japan arrived in Suva Port in Fiji yesteday ahead of its job of unloading 26,000t of clinker. The vessel will discharge its clinker load over the next six days. "The ...

13 January 2017

Portugal: Cimpor to resume cement exports from Loulé

Cimpor's Loulé plant is due to resume exports via the Algarve port of Faro, Portugal. The Algarve port of Faro, which has seen no cargo movement whatsoever since June 2016 when Cimpor, the port’s only customer, st...

Iran: IME to resume cement trading 06 January 2017

Iran: IME to resume cement trading

The Iran Mercantile Exchange’s (IME) export trading board, established to curb unhealthy competition among cement producers and other trades, is all set to resume cement trading, the head of the country's Cement Empl...

06 January 2017

Canada: McInnis sign 140,000t distribution deal

McInnis Cement announced it has signed an agreement with Gaspe Railway Corporation (Société du chemin de fer de la Gaspésie - SCFG) for the distribution of cement from New Richmond, Quebec, to various Canadian and US...

Pakistan: cement exports fall on YoY basis in 5MFY2016-17 03 January 2017

Pakistan: cement exports fall on YoY basis in 5MFY2016-17

Pakistani cement manufacturers earned revenues of US$23.68m on exports of 455,720t cement in November 2016, compared to US$28.30m on 543,674t of exports in the previous month. These figures represent a MoM decline i...

29 December 2016

Mechel, Russia, to supply 2-3Mt thermal coal to Tangshan Jidong

On December 21, Mechel 0A0, a major metals and resource company in Russia, announced it had inked a supply contract with Tangshan Jidong Cement Co., Ltd., China for thermal coal. The contract term is from December...

23 December 2016

Clinker imports to Angola decreased 13% in 2Q16

Clinker imports into Angola fell by 13.2 per cent in 2Q16 to 176,678t when compared with the same period in 2015, when the country imported 200,000t of clinker. Turkey imported 29,503t of this total. In November N...

22 December 2016

USA: Portland and blended cement shipments in September fall 2.8%

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in September 2016 were about 8.8Mt, down by 2.8 per cent from sales in September 2015. The leading cement-producing states for Portland and...

02 December 2016

Ghana: Chinese vessel accused of smuggling allowed to offload cargo of cement

Authorities at the Ghanaian port of Tema have allowed a Chinese-registered vessel – the Guo Tou 106 – to offload 5000t of bagged cement, having previously accused the crew of attempting to smuggling the cargo into th...

02 December 2016

Vietnam: Song Lam first Malaysia exports

Vissai Group subsidiary, Song Lam 2 JSC, has sent its first batch of exports to Malaysia from its new production line at Song Lam cement plant. The second clinker production line at the plant began operation in May 2...

28 November 2016

Pakistan: exports to Afghanistan decline

Cement exports to Afghanistan declined 23.4 per cent YoY in October 2016, falling from 0.252Mt to 0.193Mt. Meanwhile, exports to India registered a 27 per cent YoY growth from 0.086Mt in October 2015 to 0.110Mt in Oc...

25 November 2016

Uruguay: Ancap to explore export potential

Uruguay’s Ancap Board of Directors has approved a memorandum of understanding with Cimsa to explore over the next 90 days the potential of an alliance that will help Ancap export cement. Ancap’s cement division su...

25 November 2016

Pakistan: cement industry export revenue falls in 4MFY16-17

Pakistan cement manufacturers earned revenues of US$28.3m on 543,674t of cement exports in October 2016, compared to US$24.52m on 476,170t of exports in the previous month. These figures represent a MoM rise in dolla...

25 November 2016

HeidelbergCement merges HC Trading and Interbulk Trading

Following the acquisition of Italcementi by HeidelbergCement Group, HC Trading and Interbulk Trading have merged their operations into a new company with a total turnover of round US$1.4bn (based on 2015 trade volume...