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Algerian trucker dispute threatens clinker exports

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Following the decision of the Algerian authorities to strictly apply the laws of overloading trucks, the transport sector has responded with a call for higher transport rates, a truckers’ strike and road blockages – actions that are threatening the export of clinker from the country. In a statement to the local press, cement producers GICA, Lafarge Algérie, Amouda and Biskria have denounced the persistence of road blockages by protesting carriers. “After negotiations with the transporters ...

Algeria’s SSCB exported 25,000t of cement in 9M21

01 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Société Saoura Ciment de Béchar (SSCB), part of Algeria-based GICA, exported 25,000t of cement to African countries such as Mali, Niger and Mauritania since the start of the year. Mauritania has accounted for 60 per cent of SSCB’s exports. The shipments are example of the shift in cement trading following the government’s extensive investment in production capacity, turning Algeria from a net importer to a net exporter since 2018. In 2020 cement exports reached 3.6Mt with expectations for...

GICA to export clinker to Dominican Republic and Haiti

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

GICA will export 41,000t of clinker to the Dominican Republic and Haiti as it seeks new markets in Latin America, the company announced in a statement sent to EFE. It will also ship 60,000t of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire from the Hadjar Soud plant in Skikda. Since the start of 2020 close to 2Mt of clinker has been exported, including 300,000t to the Latin American market. In the last two years, GICA has entered the African markets of Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, ...

Beni Saf starts clinker exports to Mauritania

23 November 2020, Published under Cement News

GICA-owned Beni Saf Cement in Algeria started exports of clinker with a 13,000t shipment from the port of Ghazaouet to Mauritania on 18 November 2020. The company’s exports are in line with the government’s policy of promoting the country’s non-hydrocarbon exports. GICA has exported to Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mauritania and Senegal.

Algeria exports to Dominican Republic

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Algeria-based Société des Ciments de Aïn El Kebira (SCAEK), part of the GICA Group, has exported 40,000t of clinker to the Dominican Republic, reports L’Expression. GICA has exported some 550,000t of clinker since the start of the year to African and South American countries, including Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Peru and Brazil, according to GICA.

GICA subsidiary prepares export plan

04 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Public Industrial Group of Algerian Cement (GICA) has announced that its Beni Saf subsidiary plans to export over 45,000t of clinker to African countries during the current year. Orders are reportedly under study for exports from the port of Ghazaouet, Algeria, to several countries, including Ghana, Guinea and Mauritania, according to Dakmous Fatima-Zohra, communications and marketing officer. After fulfilling national orders, Beni Saf Cement is targeting these markets as a first ste...

Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane to open waste incinerator

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane (Algerian Cement Industry Group - GICA) has announced its intention to build an industrial waste incinerator in the municipality of Constantine, northeast Algeria. "This project, which will be carried out in collaboration with the local environmental department, will make it possible to find common ground between the desire to further develop the cement production chain and the current concern for environmental protection," said Mustapha Kebbous, CEO of...

Algerian cement exports surge to US$42m

01 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement exports from Algeria reached US$42.41m between January-July 2019, more than septupling YoY, according to the Algerian customs service. Exports of hydraulic cement and clinker rose from US$5.03m in the 7M18. Forecasts by the Ministry of Industry and Mines show that the country is aiming to lift its cement exports to US$500m over the next five years. The surplus in cement output is expected to reach between 10-15Mt during this period. In 2020 domestic production capacity is expected...

Hamma Bouziane achieves 95% production target

27 September 2019, Published under Cement News

GICA-owned Société des Ciments de Hamma Bouziane (SCHB) in Constantine, Algeria, has achieved “up to 95 per cent of its production target” for 2019. "The SCHB has not registered a decline in its activities and its production objectives are met 95 per cent and any delay recorded due to maintenance periods is caught up," said the SCHB President and CEO, Mustapha Kebbous.

GICA ships 37,000t of clinker to Côte d’Ivoire

08 April 2019, Published under Cement News

GICA-owned Hadjar Soud de Skidka (SCHS) plant in Algeria has exported 37,000t of clinker from Annaba port, according to its CEO Youcef Merabet. "This cargo represents the first export operation to the African market made by the SCHS,” according to Mr Merabet. A total of 200,000t of clinker will be exported by the cement plant in 2019 as part of GICA’s 1Mt export programme to African countries. “Skikda's SCHS cement plant, which produces seven types of cement that meet the quality criteria...