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Argentine cement market contracts 18% in Nov 2018
International - 05 December 2018

Argentine cement market contracts 18% in Nov 2018

Argentina’s cement consumption fell 17.8 per cent to 970,248t in November 2018 when compared with 1.18Mt in November 2017. When compared with the previous month, the decline was 6.7 per cent, according to the country’s cement association, AFCP. In addition, Argentine cement producers saw their exports slip by 13.3 per cent YoY to 10,208t in November 2018. Output from Argentine cement plants ...

International - 12 December 2018

Chilean cement dispatches down 8% in September

Cement deliveries in Chile fell 7.5 per cent YoY and 10.8 per cent MoM to 307,015t in September 2018, according to the Chilean Chamber of Construction (CCHC). In September 2017 dispatches reached 331,753t while in August 2018 around 344,084t were delivered by Chilean cement producers.

Trading - 05 December 2018

Southern Province Cement to sell 20,000t of cement to Yemen

Southern Province Cement has signed an agreement to export 20,000t of Portland cement to Yemen. The contract expects to deliver the volume over a three-month period, starting from the date of the first shipment, according to Reuters.

Freight Markets - 06 December 2018

Investing, improving and incidents

This month is a round-up of global port news, beginning in India. Penna Cement has begun operations at its terminal and bagging plant at Cochin Port, Kerala. Marking an investment of US$8m, the terminal has a cement capacity of 0.3Mta. The first vessel to call at the new facility was the Penna Suraksha, a self-discharging cement carrier delivering 25,000t from Krishnapatnam Port, according to ...

Corporate - 12 December 2018

ACC announces INR30bn expansion plans

The board of India's ACC has approved a proposal for setting up an integrated greenfield project at Ametha, Madhya Pradesh, with a clinker capacity of 3Mta and cement of 1Mta. The plans also include the "expansion of the existing grinding unit in Tikaria, Uttar Pradesh and a third grinding unit also in Uttar Pradesh," said the company in a press release. The board has also approved a further...

Environmental - 12 December 2018

Andusia moves into hazardous waste market

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd is moving into the hazardous waste market in addition to the RDF market which they participated in for the past six-and-a-half years. Moving into the hazardous waste market means Andusia can now offer an extensive RDF, SRF and hazardous waste solution. The future of the export of waste has also come under question due to Brexit. However, as Director Mark Terrell...

Recent Orders - 11 December 2018

Bedeschi to supply material handling equipment for Italian plant

Cementeria Costantinopoli has ordered equipment for handling raw material and clinker handling from Bedeschi for its cement plant in Barile, Potenza, Italy. Bedeschi will supply a storage system for clinker with a No1 bridge stacker type STK P with a capacity of 100tph and a No1 bridge reclaimer type BEL C with a capacity of 130tph. The supplied machinery will also include a15m-long and 60m...