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Fiji issues cement price control order

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a price control order for cement following a legal notice on 18 June by the Minister for Commerce and Trade, Faiyaz Koya, according to The Fiji Times. "This order may be cited as the Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission (Control of Prices for the Supply of Cement Products) Order 2021," states the legal notice. "This order comes into force on 22 June 2021. "For the purpose of Section 39 of the Fijian Competition and Consumer C...

Lami cement plants warned of need for local correspondence on emissions

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Cement companies in Lami, Fiji, have been urged to hold virtual meetings with the residents. Permanent Secretary for Environment, Joshua Wycliffe, says this will ensure that the companies are in regular talks with the residents, so their concerns do not fail to get attention during these challenging times. Mr Wycliffe says there have been resurgent reports indicating clinker emissions in the airspace in Lami. He adds they are in touch with the cement companies clearly instructing them tha...

Fiji producers issued prohibition notices

24 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Fiji’s Pacific Cement Ltd and Tengy Cement Co have reportedly been issued prohibition notices by the country’s Department of Environment to cease activities, after it was allegedly found the two companies had breached earlier notices regarding emission levels, according to the Fiji Sun. "Unless the problem has been rectified, the prohibition notice does not lift up. If there is any particular operation in any business that is affecting the environment, then the prohibition notice stops the...

Two Fijian cement companies issued stop order

12 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Two cement factories were closed in Fiji last week after being issued a stop order by the Department of Environment, according to the Fiji Sun. The stop order was reportedly the result of public pressure from residents and businesses of Lami over poor clinker containment measures. Pacific Cement and Tengy Cement, both based in Lami, must therefore rectify these containment measures as part of conditions to reopen.  General Machinery, which transports clinker for the two companies, was ...

Cement production falls 29% in Fiji

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

In the Reserve Bank of Fiji’s economic review for June 2020, it has found domestic cement production to have fallen 28.7 per cent YoY in the 5M20. The results have been largely attributed to weak demand. Cumulative domestic cement sales also declined 18.8 per cent YoY in the year up to May 2020.

Cement sales on Fiji impacted by coronavirus

06 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Fijian cement producer Pacific Cement Ltd reported cement sales declined by 27 per cent YoY in March. The company has lost an estimated US$750,000 in sales, according to General Manager, Sowani Tiudrola. Reduced market demand has resulted in Fiji Cement selling 3000t less. Standard Concrete Industries also said market demand was 50 per cent down in March. The company has closed its Lautoka plant and its staff have been advised to take their leave until further notice, reported Fijian Broa...

Tasman Sea to complete clinker offloading at Suva

06 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Bulk carrier Tasman Sea is expected to complete the offloading of 11,880t of clinker at Suva Port, Fiji, today, according to the Fiji Sun. The clinker has been exported from Japan, which became a clinker importer into Fiji a year ago. The ship finished discharging 15,000t of clinker for the Tengy Cement Factory in Lautoka last week. The plant receives a clinker shipment every quarter.

Fiji receives clinker imports from Japan

23 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Tasman Sea, a bulk carrier registered under a Hong Kong flag, docked at Lautoka Port to off-load clinker for the Tengy Cement Factory in Naikabula  and is expected to arrive in Suva next week for its factory in Veisari, Lami. Fiji has been experiencing a shortage of cement and the delivery will help increase production. This is the second delivery that the Tasman Sea has made to Fiji. Local shipping agency Transam Fiji Ltd operations manager, Madulesh Lakhan, said that the vess...

Pacific Cement Ltd issued with order to stop work

07 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Fiji's Pacific Cement Ltd, a subsidiary of Fijian Holdings Ltd based in Lami, has been issued a Stop Work Notice by the country’s Department of Environment. The department visited the plant after receiving a complaint from a resident related to dust emissions. However, the order will be lifted if the plant observes mitigation practices. "We give them a pathway to remedy the breach and we will lift the notice after they enforce mitigation policies," said Joshua Wycliffe, permanent secretary...

Pacific Cement faces clinker price rises

31 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement, a subsidiary of Fijian Holdings Ltd, is finding the rise in clinker prices a strain on its business. FHL CEO, Nouzab Fareed, says the company is trying to address the increase in the price of the imported raw material for cement production. Mr Fareed commented that Pacific Cement is currently facing some global challenges. "Right now we are going through a lot of challenges with Pacific Cement not only normal challenges, we are facing challenges globally as the shipping frei...