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Caribbean sees rapid expansion for cement with construction growth

16 September 2022, Published under Cement News

This week CEMEX announced that it has restarted its 0.5Mta kiln line at its San Pedro de Macoris plant in the Dominican Republic as part of its US$34m upgrade. While this plant will see further improvements in waste-derived fuels, additives and hydrogen technology, ICR assesses what other developments are happening in the Caribbean sector. The mood of the Dominican Republic is best captured by ADOCEM, the cement association representing six producers in the country. Julissa Béaez, Adocem ...

Cemex plans 30% expansion at Caribbean Cement Co

26 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX plans to expand the production capacity at its subsidiary in Jamaica, Caribbean Cement Co Ltd (CCCL). This expansion aims for an up to 30 per cent increase CCCL’s cement capacity, through an investment of approximately US$40m for the first phase of the project.   The announcement was made by CEMEX’s CEO, Fernando A González, during his visit to Jamaica, jointly with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, relevant officials of the Jamaican government and key representati...

Caribbean Cement to burn waste tyres

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) had signed an agreement for CCCL to use tyres from the Riverton City landfill in Kingston, to help fire its kilns for the manufacture of Portland cement. There are more than 2m tyres at Riverton to dispose of. There are also more at other landfills across the island. The project will reduce Caribbean Cement’s carbon emissions.

Caribbean Cement triples 1H profit

02 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement’s profit for the first half of 2021 has tripled to JMD3bn (US$19.3m) from JMD1bn in the 1H20, on the back of stronger domestic demand. The company’s revenues increased 32 per cent YoY to JMD12.3bn. The increase in revenues and the improved efficiency in terms of operating cost control have been key in achieving the 1H21 results.

Caribbean Cement Co 2 years accident free

27 July 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex-owned Caribbean Cement Co Ltd is marking two years free from accidents at its Rockfort plant in Kingston, Jamaica. The milestone was officially reached on 15 July and fell within the company's observation of Health and Safety Week between 12-16 July. "It's a good feeling to know that we can break production records but at the same time keep our people safe, so this is definitely a big achievement. In the last 10 years, we have not been able to accomplish such a feat but now that we...

Caribbean Cement reports 2% revenue increase

30 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Jamaica-based Caribbean Cement reported a modest two per cent YoY improvement in revenue to JMD4.54bn (US$33.49m) for the first quarter of 2020. However, overall consolidated net income decreased 57 per cent YoY to JMD500m. The company also noted that it had implemented protocols to protect employees while also serving requirements and protecting cash flows during the COVID-19 pandemic. "We are following government regulations, while working to minimise, as much as possible, the impact o...

Caribbean Cement plans to restart exports next year

27 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Jamaica's Caribbean Cement Co Ltd aims to restart exports next year following the completion of its expansion, according to the Jamaica Gleaner. The company stopped exports last year to focus on the project which is expected to be completed in 2018. "I would love to restart exports to markets such as Bahamas, Bermuda, Grenada and the Caribbean," said Peter Donkersloot Ponce, general manager, Caribbean Cement. "While we do our maintenance plan, we need to focus on our local market because w...

Caribbean Cement reports lower profits in 2017

07 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Jamaica-based Caribbean Cement Ltd reported profits of JMD1.1bn (US$8.65m), down from JMD1.3bn in 2016, according to RJR news. Company profits were impacted by the shutdown of a clinker line for maintenance in the second quarter, which resulted in a loss of JMD89m (compared to a profit of JMD359m in 2Q16). Revenues increased to JMD16.5bn when compared with JMD15.7bn the previous year.

Jamaica Labour Ministry intervenes in Carib Cement unrest

30 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Jamaica's Ministry of Labour has intervened following industrial action by workers at Caribbean Cement Company over the company's wage offer, local media report. Ministry officials entered a meeting with union representatives after workers at the company’s Rockfort plant protested on Friday morning. Workers believe that the offer of a three per cent increase in year one and four per cent increase in the second year is too low and are calling for a rise of no less than seven per cent. G...

Caribbean Cement donates bags of cement for flood victims

26 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement has donated 3000 bags of cement bearing market value of JMD3.2m (US$ 24,598) to Jamaica's Office of the Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) on Tuesday for the assistance of flood victims. The ODPEM will have responsibility in the distribution of the cement. Sophia Lowe-Pinnock, corporate communication and public relations manager at Carib Cement, told The Gleaner that the decision to donate the item arrived out of a previous meeting with Prime Ministe...