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Semen Indonesia plans IDR4trn capex in 2014

30 January 2014, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia plans to spend IDR4trn (US$328.81m) to construct two plants in Rembang (Central Java) and Indarung (West Sumatra), the company’s CEO, Dwi Sutjipto, has said. Indonesia’s largest cement producer also plans to improve its distribution capabilities by establishing packaging factories in Balikpapan, Pontianak and North Sulawesi. Last year the company registered a net profit of more than IDR5.7trn, up 16 per cent YoY. Looking ahead, Semen Indonesia has said it is optimistic t...

CMS to invest in new grinding plant

20 January 2014, Published under Cement News

CMS Cement, part of the Cahya Mata Sarawak group, has announced plans to invest in a third grinding unit to meet Sarawak's further cement consumption requirements. The new grinding plant will boost capacity by 1Ma to 2.75Mta. It will be established adjacent to CMS Cement's existing clinker plant in Mambong, Jalan Penrissen, according to Richard Curtis, managing director of Cahya Mata.  CMS Cement is the only cement producer on Sarawak, one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borne...

PT Semen Indonesia to increase packing capacities

13 January 2014, Published under Cement News

PT Semen Indonesia plans to increase its number of packing plants to 30 over the next two years as part of the company's strategy of reducing logistic costs and bringing its product closer to customers. Indonesia's largest cement producer is set to inaugurate a packing plant in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, this month, company secretary, Agung Wiharto, told Antara News. "The presence of Banjarmasin's packing plant that will soon be inaugurated in January 2014, will further strengthen the e...

Japanese producers to increase shipping capabilities

30 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Three major Japanese cement producers plan to increase their shipping capacity for the distribution of cement throughout the country to meet current and expected increases in demand. According to a recent Nikkei report, Sumitomo Oskaka Cement will spend JPY6.8bn on a new 8000t ship in February, followed by two 2000t ships and a 5500t ship after April 2015. Despite decommissioning three older vessels, its total fleet will expand to 20 ships with a combined capacity of 93,000t compared to t...

Lafarge Republic to acquire property at Manila Harbour Centre, Philippines

23 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Republic is set to purchase a property it currently leases in Manila’s port area to improve the sale and distribution of its products. The cement producer will also purchase the cement silo, packing house, among other things, at the Manila Harbour Center, it said in a filing to the Philippine Stock Exchange. “The purchase will give the company full control of the facility, which is currently using under lease agreement,” Lafarge said. "The strategic location of the facility facili...

UGTA strike impacts Pakistan cement exports, raw material supplies

15 November 2013, Published under Cement News

An indefinite strike by Pakistan’s Goods Transporters Alliance (UGTA), now in its 10th day, is impacting the delivery of cement exports as well as raw material supplies. Export consignments from cement factories to the Karachi and Muhammabd Bin Qasim ports in the Sindh Province have been disrupted due to the non-availability of trucks. Supplies of raw materials to cement factories from the ports also remain suspended. The MV Alam Sayang vessel is waiting at Port Qasim to load cement. M...

Lucky Cement wins Green Supply Chain Award, Pakistan

14 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's leading producer, Lucky Cement, has won the Green Supply Chain Award for its sustainable operations and logistics network at the 3rd International Shipping, Logistics and Supply Chain conference held in Karachi. The conference and awards were organized by the Publicity Channel with the support of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in acknowledgment of the companies that are making sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy. Commenting on this latest acc...

Semen Indonesia to launch new packing plant

20 September 2013, Published under Cement News

A new packaging terminal being built by Semen Indonesia in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, will be ready in the next quarter and forms part of a strategy to position the company closer to end-markets and reduce logistical costs.  Around 80 per cent of the plant’s construction had been completed by August and the new plant is expected to be opened in the fourth quarter of 2013, according to company president director Dwi Soetjipto. The new US$10.4m facility will have a 600,00t silo and i...

Phoenix Cement selects VAS IT logistics system, Germany

16 May 2013, Published under Cement News

Phoenix Cement has opted to introduce the VAS IT logistics system by Fritz and Maczoil at its cement plant in Westphalia, Germany. “Until now, we have had to manage the processes manually and on paper,” Kai Wagner, Phoenix plant manager said while explaining the company’s reorientation. “With the aid of the VAS IT logistics system, the processes within the cement works are now to be automated gradually and unmanned loading implemented across the plant.” The next step will be the integr...

Pakistan cement industry hit by rise in transportation cost

26 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement manufacturers are to set to be hit by a rise in transportation costs following hikes in coal and raw material carrier charges by the All Pakistan Goods Transporters Association, effective 14 April 2013. According to sources, the association has increased charges for coal transportation from ports to upcountry from PKR900/t to PKR1400/t, depending on factory location. It has also increased freight rates for cement exports from ports in the south from PKR300/t to PKR600/t. As...