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Iskitimcement produces 0.53Mt of cement in 1H

02 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Russia-based Iskitimcement produced 528,000t of cement in the 1H22, up six per cent when compared with the 1H21. Of this total, CEM I 42.5B cement accounts for 42 per cent, CEM II/A-SH 32.5B cement for 22 per cent, CEM 0 42.5B cement for 13 per cent and cement for road construction for seven per cent. Company sales totalled 515,000t, of which 408,000t was shipped in bulk and the remainder in paper and big bags. Most of the cement – 334,000t – was delivered to the customer by truck, but...

Song Lam Cement exports 2.28Mt of cement in 1H22

27 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam-based Song Lam Cement JSC , part of the Vissai Group , exported 2.28Mt of cement in the first half of 2022, according to local media.   The Philippines was the largest off-taker of Song Lam cement, importing 713,000t. Other sizeable volumes were bought by China (640,000t) and the USA (628,500t). A further 101,000t was shipped to France and 5000t to Singapore. In terms of production, Song Lam Cement produced 2.53Mt of clinker and 2.84Mt of cement in the 1H22. The company achieved...

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies opens Swiss subsidiary

08 July 2022, Published under Cement News

France-based Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies (HGCT) announced the opening of its first international subsidiary in Switzerland, as part of a joint venture with an undisclosed Swiss construction company. The joint venture will be the exclusive distributor of HGCT’s cement in Switzerland. Julien Blanchard and David Hoffmann, co-founders of Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, said: "After signing our first contract outside of France more than a year ago, we are proud to accelerate our int...

Multimodal transport to ease Indian cement supplies and prices

27 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Indian government is looking at ways to balance up supply and demand of cement across the country, while also helping to reduce cement prices. Cement producers in southern India have idle capacity due to low demand, while in the north of the country demand remains high and cement is in short supply. According to a government spokesperson, one proposal is to transport cement by sea from southern India to a port in eastern Indian eg, Haldia, from where it can be taken to cities such as Var...

Rock Hard Cement to increase cement price

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Caribbean cement importer Rock Hard Cement announced it will be increasing its price for cement from 1 July 2021. The company cited rising global prices along with the volatility of shipping in the second half of the year, according to the Daily Express. Meanwhile, Trinidad Cement Ltd confirmed that it has not supplied any cement to local distributors and retailers since 8 May, except for direct supplies to three essential construction projects as requested by the government. However, it h...

The impact of COVID-19 on global cement trade

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Global cement and clinker trade will be seriously affected by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. There will be a global reduction in cement consumption. Seaborne cement trade and distribution will take an even larger hit. It is still too early to accurately forecast the reduction in seaborne cement and clinker movements. What can be done, however, is to look at the economic mechanisms behind trade and distribution, and use this as a tool for a general forecast. We also...

Belarusian Cement Co sees sales rise 105% in 5M20

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Belarusian Cement Co produced 1.835Mt of cement in the January-May 2020 period, an increase of 104.7 per cent YoY. Total domestic sales also advanced 112.1 per cent YoY. Belarusian Cement Mill dispatched 656,600t of cement (up 3.6 per cent YoY), including 407,800t of domestic sales (up 13.8 per cent). OAO Krasnoselskstroymaterialy reportedly sold 568,300t of cement in the 5M20, climbing 110.2 per cent. OAO Krichevtsementnoshifer also saw sales rise 109.6 per cent YoY to 465,000t. Through t...

Pandemic to seriously affect global cement trade

08 May 2020, Published under Cement News

At Cemtech's live webinar on the 'seaborne trade of cement and clinker' this week, Ad Ligthart of Cement Distribution Consultants, gave a sobering outlook on global trade in response to COVID-19 and the many government lockdowns that have been implemented worldwide.  "Seaborne trade of cement and clinker will be seriously affected," said Mr Ligthart, adding: "There will be a global reduction in cement consumption and the result of that for seaborne trade and distribution is that the drop w...

Votorantim Cimentos to install distribution centre in Uberaba

20 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos has announced plans to build a distribution centre in Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The new centre will have storage space of 2000m2 and will serve the Uberaba region and a radius of 100km. The unit is expected to be operational in the 2H20 and provide improved and faster services for the region’s customers.

Swiss cement deliveries down 5% in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by the Swiss cement industry fell by 4.9 per cent YoY to 1,034,914t in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 1,088,196t in the 4Q18. The latest figures published by Cemsuisse show a softening cement market after a promising first quarter with 4.8 per cent growth. In the 2Q19 and the 3Q19 the market contracted by -0.2 and 1.5 per cent, respectively. For the full-year 2019 cement demand fell 1.7 per cent to 4,214,785t from 4,289,401t in 2018. Cemsuisse also reported that despite rail ...