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Caribbean Cement may resume exports soon

18 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Jamaica-based Caribbean Cement Co Ltd is awaiting the right conditions to resume cement exports. The Rockfort plant has excess capacity, despite sustained local demand for cement even during the pandemic. "Export is something we will be considering, but it will always come behind the local market, which we prioritise," said General Manager, Yago Castro. "The good thing is that we have some production capacity surplus, so, eventually, if the local market allows us, then we can allocate diff...

Dominican producers use ashes from power generation

05 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Ashes produced at the Punta Catalina coal power generation complex in Bani, Dominican Republic, are now being used by cement companies in the country, according to Jaime Aristy Escuder, administrator at the facility. In addition, international companies have also expressed an interest in using the ashes. The material is currently stored in facilities specifically designed, built and managed to ensure that both local and international standards to protect the environment are observed, noted...

Caribbean Cement forecasts 10-20% sales decline in 2020

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Jamaica-based Caribbean Cement expects its annual sales to drop 10-20 per cent this year, due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. "The forecast we are seeing is a 10 to 20 per cent decline in annual terms," said Yago Castro, general manager. "We are factoring the first quarter which was normal, but the second quarter we saw a drop by one-third, and the third quarter we are also expecting a decline when compared with last year," he said. Sales were down 35 per cent YoY in April and...

Caribbean Cement Co exports clinker to Haiti for the first time

03 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Caribbean Cement Co has exported clinker to Haiti for the first time, according to the Jamaica Observer. The 7500t shipment became possible due to excess production at the company’s plant in Kingston. The operations of the plant have been upgraded over the past four years with an investment of JMD4bn (US$162m) in capital expenditure and JMD500m in training, health and safety, and improving the plant's environment. The company has already exported 14,300t of clinker to Trinidad ...

Cementos Argos 1H results impacted by challenging Colombian market

17 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos released its 2Q18 results this week with revenues up by 1.4 per cent at COP2.184trn (US$726bn) from COP2.154trn in 2Q17. The 1H18 revenue amounted to COP4.092trn, down from COP4.231trn in 1H17, a fall of 3.3 per cent. EBITDA and net income were affected by the US$24m fine imposed by the Superintendence and Commerce in Colombia. 2Q18 EBITDA amounted to COP328bn, down 11.2 per cent on the COP370bn of 2Q17. Adjusted EBITDA, excluding the fine reached COP404bn in 2Q18, was up 5.9 ...

Caribbean Cement pays first instalment of asset buyback

02 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Caribbean Cement Co Ltd (Carib Cement) has paid the first instalment of JMD1.3bn (US$10.50m) on an asset buyback agreement with its parent company, Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL). The agreement means that Carib Cement has 90 days to pay US$118m to TCL, to reclaim ownership of Kiln 5 and Mill 5 at its facility in Rockfort, Kingston, according to The Jamaica Gleaner. "The initial payment of JMD1.3bn towards the acquisition represents a significant investment in plant and equipment, imp...

Trinidad Cement revenues down 12%

04 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) said its revenue for the first three months of the year was down by 12 per cent YoY to TTD422m (US$62.5m) due to a construction slowdown in one of its major markets and tougher regional competition. Group volumes in 1Q17 were down six per cent YoY which the company said reflected a slowdown in Trinidad and Tobago construction activity, compounded by increased competition in the Caribbean region. However, TCL noted that positive trends continued in the Jamaican m...

Caribbean: Rock Hard Cement starts exporting

13 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Rock Hard cement company has is about to enter markets outside of its homebase of Barbados. Eight months ago it was experiencing a difficult time exporting, but it can now compete in other Carribean markets. Chief Executive Chairman, Mark Maloney, said a ship off-loaded cement in Barbados last week, and would proceed to St Lucia before heading to St Vincent and the Grenadines and Guyana. In addition, Rock Hard cement could soon be available in another three countries. "Rock Hard Cement ...

Caribbean: Cemex launch takeover bid for TCL

05 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV today announced that one of its indirect subsidiaries, Sierra Trading will present an offer and takeover bid for all shareholders of Trinidad Cement Ltd. "This Offer represents a clear sign of our commitment to TCL and the region. In addition, although we believe that our Offer is attractive given the premium to the current share price, as part of this commitment, it is also important to us that TCL remains a listed company, so that local investors can continue to benefi...

Changes to Arawak Cement Co's executive board, Barbados

11 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Rupert Greene has resigned from his position as general manager of Arawak Cement Co Ltd (ACCL), effective 31 December 2015. ACCL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL), is the only cement producer on Barbados with a 0.36Mta capacity at Checker Hall, St Lucy. Manuel Toro has been assigned to assume the position of general manager of ACCL, as of 1 January 2016. Mr Greene will continue with the TCL Group as a consultant for the following six-month period.