Live Webinar: Impact of COVID-19 on the global cement trade

Global Cement Trade Webinar

Impact of COVID-19 on the global cement trade

Leading trade and distribution specialist, Ad Ligthart of Cement Distribution Consultants, discussed the effects that the coronavirus pandemic is having on the global cement and clinker trade. Additional presentations looked at the dry bulk and energy markets with leading sector commentators.

Read a summary of the session here and more on Mr Singhi's presentation here.

Download all the presentations here.

View the full session here.

Speakers included:

Perspectives on the pandemic from India: Mahendra Singhi, President of the Cement Manufacturers Association (India) and Managing Director and CEO, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd (India)

Mahendra Singhi leads Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd as its managing director and CEO. In addition, Mr Singhi serves as the president of India’s Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), while also being the chairman for India’s National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM) and a director of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA).

The impact of the pandemic on global cement and clinker trade: Ad Ligthart, Cement Distribution Consultants (Netherlands)

Ad Ligthart is partner in “Cement Distribution Consultants” (A&M Consultancy BV) a highly specialised company which provides consultancy services on markets, trade, transportation, and terminals of cement, clinker and cementitious materials. He is co-author of “The Handbook on Global Cement Trade and Distribution”, which is the most comprehensive publication in its field. Cement Distribution Consultants has an unequaled global database on cement trade, including close to 1400 facilities involved in waterborne cement, clinker trade and distribution.

Dry bulk shipping outlook: Rahul Sharan, Lead Research Analyst, Dry Bulk, Drewry (India)

Rahul has worked on shipping and economic research for the past ten years. He joined Drewry in 2008 and has been handling all dry bulk publications for past six years. In the capacity of lead research analyst, Rahul has worked on a number of advisory assignments including handling the dry bulk section of a major study based on primary data compilation on Indonesian coastal trade, competitive route analysis for dry bulk commodity trade, time charter assessment and forecast, etc.

Global energy market update: Frank Brannvoll, Managing Director, Brannvoll ApS (Denmark)

Frank O Brannvoll established his own company Brannvoll ApS in 2014. Energy price forecasting within the oil, coal, petcoke and carbon markets is a major part of the services provided. Frank also has the position of Energy Adviser for Cimeurope and supplies a monthly update of the energy complex in International Cement Review.