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Bangladesh suspends unloading of imported clinker

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The unloading of imported clinker and other commodities in Chittagong and Mongla ports in Bangladesh remains suspended due to an indefinite strike called by Water Transport Workers for the last two days. As a result, offloading from 20 foreign vessels laden with 0.91Mt of clinker, one vessel with 55,000t of gypsum and four ships with 224,598t of limestone at Chittagong Port is being delayed. At Mongla Port two ships were laden with clinker, one each with slag and coal cargoes are waiti...

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh posts 3% increase in net sales

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh recorded a three per cent rise in net sales during the third quarter of this year, increasing to BDT3.655bn (US$43.09m) from BDT3.558bn in the 3Q19. "Our efforts on health, cost and cash have ensured that we stay focused during the crisis while our fast progress on digital helped us being effective in the market place" said Rajesh Kumar Surana, CEO and country representative. Profit after tax advanced 71 per cent to BDT654m for the 3Q20, compared to BDT381m in ...

Premier Cement sets date for production at new units

14 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s Premier Cement is yet to begin production at two of its new manufacturing units despite being fully-prepared in March, as a few key foreign experts and employees could not return to Bangladesh due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "We could not start production within the stipulated time due to the absence of some technical experts and workers from China and Denmark," said Mohammed Amirul Haque, managing director. After operating on a trial basis for a month, the units were schedu...

MI Cement Factory postpones expansion plan

12 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The MI Cement Factory Ld (MICFL) in Bangladesh informed the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) on 11 October that the Board of Directors of the company, have approved the postponement of setting up the sixth cement unit in central Bangladesh. They cited as reason the severe negative impact of COVID-19 on the Bangladeshi cement industry. Earlier in January 2019, the company announced its plan to expand its daily production capacity by 76 per cent to 19,400t with the introduction of the sixth m...

PT Semen Padang exports 25,000t to Australia

08 October 2020, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Padang exported 25,000t of cement to Australia. The cargo of OPC Type I Grade 52.5N cement was shipped in MV Luga from Teluk Bayur Padang Port on West Sumatra, according to Fifit Abriyanto, senior export sales manager for Semen Indonesia Group. In addition, the company also exported around 35,000t of clinker to Bangladesh in September, reported Bisnis. To support the optimisation of its plant operations, PT Semen Padang is targeting cement and clinker export sales of 1.58Mt in 2...

Bashundhara Group plans third production unit

22 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh’s Bashundhara Group is planning a BDT10bn (US$117.7m) investment to significantly increase its manufacturing capacity through the establishment of a third production unit. Bashundhara's daily production capacity will reach 25,000t, according to The Daily Star. The existing units produce around 14,000tpd. "Our target is to export to the Seven Sister states in India as the demand of cement in Bangladesh and India's northern states will increase rapidly in the coming days due to...

Vietnam's cement and clinker exports rise in August

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Vietnam exported 4.2Mt of cement and clinker worth US$148.3m in August, rising 31.4 per cent MoM in volume and 24.3 per cent in value, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs. In the 8M20 the country exported 23.9Mt of cement and clinker worth US$882m, up 1.2 per cent YoY in value and 15.7 per cent in volume. China was the biggest buyer during this period, importing 12.6Mt worth US$415.5m. This accounted for 53 per cent of Vietnam’s cement and clinker export volumes and 47 ...

Export of cement from Bangladesh continues to shrink in 2MFY20-21

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh's cement industry has earned export revenue of US$0.89m in July-August 2020 (2MFY20-21), compared to US$1.33m bagged in July-August 2019. The modest start to the financial year reflects the fall in exports by 33.1 per cent over the year-ago period. The figure also includes a minor amount of salt, stone and related products, says data of Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau (EPB).   The export value for cement decreased by 46.4 per cent, underperforming when compared with the governm...

New inland waterway receives first cement consignment

07 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The first export consignment of cement from Bangladesh to Tripura, in India, through the inland waterways has been completed. A Bangladeshi barge carrying 50t of cement reached Sonamura in the northeastern Indian state of Tripura two days after setting sail from Daudkandi. The vessel, MV Premier, reached Sonamura after travelling 93km along the Meghna-Gomati river route. The Protocol for Inland Water Trade and Transit (PIWTT) was signed between India and Bangladesh in 1972 to provide inlan...

Bangladesh producers seek advanced income tax refund of BDT7500m

28 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Bangladeshi cement manufacturers have requested that the National Board of Revenue makes payment of BDT7500m (US$88,47m) as a refundable advanced income tax to help them recover some of their losses from the coronavirus pandemic. Previous attempts to seek similar demands in the national budget were turned down. "We need a fresh injection of capital to recover the losses incurred due to pandemic. We have fallen in capital shortage as well. So, the government should refund our adjustable fund...