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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 ...

Caribbean Cement to dispose of over 2m tyres

22 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Caribbean Cement has been selected by the country’s government to remove and dispose of over 2m old tyres stockpiled at the Riverton City disposal site in Kingston, according to the Jamaica Observer. Peter Donkersloot Ponce, general manager, has confirmed that the company will be signing a memorandum of understanding with the government this week. He also noted that the company is likely to begin a 40-day trial period before moving to a full industrial roll-out. Around US$0.5m ha...

Peter Donkersloot to resign from Caribbean Cement

28 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Peter Donkersloot Ponce, general manager of Caribbean Cement Co (TCL Group), has announced that he will resign his post effective from 31 July. The position will be filled by Yago Castro Izaguirre, the current general manager of Arawak Cement Co (also TCL Group) in Barbados. Mr Donkersloot was appointed general manager of Caribbean Cement in 2016, under his leadership the company has received approval for a new limestone quarry and gypsum quarry expansion. The company also saw a 237 per c...

Caribbean Cement records JMD2.5bn profit

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Jamaica's Caribbean Cement Co set a record profit of JMD2.47bn (US$18.89m) in its last financial year. Sales by the cement producer rose six per cent to JMD17.5bn, while its net profit more than doubled from JMD1.1bn to JMD2.47bn. The results follow the restructuring of inventory and manpower and other efficiency measures, as well as investments in the plant at Rockfort, Kingston, reports The Gleaner. "The year 2018 marked the beginning of a period of stability for the company," Caribbean ...

Caribbean Cement earns revenues of US$131m in 2018

21 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement reported an improved financial performance in 2018 compared to 2017. Revenue earned for 2018 was JMD17.6bn (US$130.8m), representing an increase of six per cent YoY.   Profit before taxation for 2018 was JMD3.3bn, an increase of 118 per cent over the JMD1.5bn reached in the previous year. Net profit after tax for the period amounted to JMD2.5bn from JMD1.1bn in 2017. Caribbean Cement terminated the lease with parent company Trinidad Cement in April 2018 with the acquisition...

Caribbean Cement secures loan to pay US$ debt

12 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Jamaica's Caribbean Cement Co Ltd and its mining subsidiary have secured a five-year JMD3bn (US$23.53m) loan from National Commercial Bank Jamaica to pay back a US dollar debt. The amount will be repaid in Jamaican dollars at a rate of 7.45 per cent per annum. The company also has stated that some of the funds will be used for general corporate purposes, according to The Gleaner. Its mining subsidiary, Jamaica Gypsum and Quarries Ltd, a borrowing partner of the loan, is also about to expan...

Caribbean Cement's debt repayments hurt 3Q18 results

31 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement has blamed finance costs linked to debt owed to Cemex as well as volatile currency movements for its lower profits in 3Q18. The company's 3Q18 sales amounted to JMD4.5bn (US$33.5m) up seven per cent YoY, but profits fell to JMD305m at the end of September 2018, down from JMD748m a year ago. "The reduction in profit before taxation compared to the same period in 2017 was impacted by foreign exchange losses of JMD464m and interest payments of JMD227m. Both are related to t...

Caribbean Cement's net profit rises in 2Q18

02 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company's net profit for the April to June quarter rose to JMD704m (US$5.24m) compared to was up from JMD629m during 2Q17. The company's revenues also rose by 11 per cent to JMD4.4bn in the 2Q18. In the first six months of 2018, the cement producer earned JMD8.8bn in revenue, which represented an increase of nine per cent over the corresponding period last year.

Caribbean Cement build new Rockfort administration building

17 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Caribbean Cement's new administration building at Rockfort last Friday. The previous building at the Rockfort cement plant was destroyed by a fire in January 2017. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Audley Shaw, attended the groundbreaking ceremony and told guests, "I really am pleased to hear that the company is not just investing in equipment, and we are seeing that you are only importing eq...

Caribbean Cement considers exiting lease agreement

26 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement could reduce its costs by approximately a third, US$10m, annually if it exits a lease agreement with its parent company, Trinidad Cement Company (TCL), according to The Gleaner. The company is projected to spend about US$25m on the 2017 operating lease for its Rockfort facility in Kingston. The plans would involve terminating that annual payment and buying back the plant, which is valued at US$118m. Caribbean Cement will make an announcement on the outcome within 90 days....