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Pakistan exports to India slow

16 January 2013, Published under Cement News

Exports of cement over the northeast border of Pakistan to western India have slowed over the past week due to border tension between Islamabad and New Delhi. It has been alleged that trucks carrying cement are being examined carefully and slowly, which has partially affected deliveries, the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association has said. The issue is exacerbating the concerns of a drop in exports from Pakistan to its neighbour over the past six months. Over July-December...

Clinker dispatches resume from Chittagong port, Bangladesh

14 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The dispatches of imported raw materials for the cement industry from Chittagong Port of Bangladesh to cement plants resumed on 12 January after the Bangladesh River Transport Workers’ Federation (BRTWF) had called off their strike. Chittagong Port Authority said the clinker unloading activities at Chittagong Port and 16 private jetties of Karnaphuli River resumed on Saturday. According to BRTWF, workers have called off the nationwide strike and returned to work as authorities agreed to ...

Bangladesh: strike disrupts inland clinker transport

11 January 2013, Published under Cement News

An indefinite strike by the Bangladesh River Transport Workers’ Federation has disrupted the transport of imported clinker from Chittagong Port to cement plants through inland rivers. No clinker has been transported since Wednesday due to the strike, a spokesman of Chittagong Port told CemNet News. The offloading of 12 foreign-flag vessels laden with 466,651t of clinker at the port is expected to be affected. Four vessels have seen their offloading of 177,139t of clinker halted mid-operat...

Holcim adopts Trimble technology for logistics optimisation

24 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Services (South Asia) Limited, a unit of Holcim Group (Switzerland), announced that it will deploy the Trimble Trako Fleet Management and Visual Cargo solutions for the outbound logistics fleet that transports cement to customers in India. Trimble will provide the Visual Cargo solution to Holcim's ACC Limited and Ambuja Cements Limited plant operations and the GPS/GPRS based Fleet Management solution for use by their contracted transport vendors. Visual Cargo provides advanced dashbo...

Barloworld gets 44 Freighliner Columbia truck tractor

14 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Barloworld Logistics has taken delivery of 44 Freightliner Columbias as part of its owner-driver programme for Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC), South Africa. A fleet of 44 Freightliner Columbia truck tractors were delivered to 27 owner-drivers and 17 drivers of Barloworld Logistics, at the PPC factory in Dwaalboom recently. This handover by John Williams Motors Bloemfontein marks the renewal of a five-year contract with Barloworld Logistics for rigs to service PPC Cement at this factory...

Pakistan transporters call off strike

13 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement manufactures and exporters are breathing a sigh of relief following the announcement that the United Goods Transporters Alliance (UGTA) have ended their 11 day strike. An agreement was reached following successful negotiations with a two-member government committee formed by Pakistan Prime Minster Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, late on Wednesday night. M. Shoaib Khan, General Secretary of UGTA, told CemNet News that the government had accepted a number of points on their agenda of ...

Holcim Services (South Asia) signs fleet management deal, India

13 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Holcim Services (South Asia) Ltd, a unit of the Holcim Group, will deploy the Trimble® trako Fleet Management and Visual Cargo solutions in their outbound logistics fleet that transports cement to various destinations across India. The Trimble solution will provide Holcim better visibility into its transport logistics operations to help increase fleet productivity, improve operational efficiencies, enhance fleet and driver safety, and meet tight delivery timelines. As part of the implemen...

Transport strike impacts Pakistan cement production

11 December 2012, Published under Cement News

A week-long strike by the All Pakistan Goods Transport Owners Association (APGTA) is impacting the production of cement in Pakistan as manufacturers face a shortage of raw material supplies. Concerns are also now mounting that interruptions to production will disrupt the domestic supply chain as well as export deliveries. For the past week, truck owners have stopped picking up coal consignments for factories from the Port of Qasim, near Karachi, as they are striking over the enforcement...

Tanga Cement profit rises 56 per cent, Tanzania

31 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Tanzania-based Tanga Cement, part of the Holcim Group, has posted a  56 per cent YoY rise in net profit to TZS15bn (US$9.5m) due to increased exports and stable electricity supplies. Gross profit was also driven by a 14 per cent rise in domestic sales while exports increased 35 per cent YoY.  Commenting on the results, acting Chairman, Prof Samuel Wangwe said: "With substantially reduced maintenance and electricity costs, gross profit for the period increased by 40 per cent to TZS30.25b...

Thailand: Siam Cement Group signals Asean logistics expansion

21 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Siam Cement Group (SCG) says its logistics unit will cover Asean and southern China within five years, partly through mergers and acquisitions. Kan Trakulhoon, president and CEO, said the expansion will accommodate growing regional trade under the Asean Economic Community (AEC) from 2015. SCG has also spread its investments across Southeast Asia, and logistics support is needed wherever it operates, he said. "We've already started with Cambodia, Vietnam and southern China. Indonesia is...