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Caribbean Cement's expansion underway

27 March 2024, Published under Cement News

Phase one of Caribbean Cement Co Ltd ’s (CCCL’s) expansion project is well underway in Jamaica. It is anticipated that when the  Rockfort plant 's expansion is completed, Caribbean Cement’s existing cement-production capacity will increase by approximately 300,000t. Phase One of CCCL’s expansion project, which will deliver an increase of up to 30 per cent in cement production, is progressing towards full completion next year. The company’s newly-appointed Managing Director, Jorge Martine...

Caribbean Cement sees 58% rise in 3Q net income

01 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Caribbean Cement Co , part of the TCL Group , reported revenues of JMD7bn (US$45.4m) in the third quarter of 2023, up 13.4 per cent YoY from JMD6.2bn. Operating earnings rose by 36.8 per cent to JMD2.6bn in the 3Q23 from JMD1.9bn as revenue increased and costs were contained due to a drive in operational efficiency. The company’s consolidated net income increased by 58.3 per cent from JMD1.2bn in the 3Q22 to JMD1.9bn in the 3Q23.

Rockfort plant not damaged by earthquake

01 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Co Ltd  says it Rockfort plant is operating as usual despite the earthquake on 30 October 2023. Carib Cement has denied reports that its Kingston plant in Jamaica was damaged due to a 5.6 magnitude earthquake. The company said videos shared on social media were false. It said its own investigations have revealed no damage at the plant and that operations are running as usual. Carib Cement said its technical team has advised that there was a brief shutdown...

Caribbean Cement to boost exports

18 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Co Ltd (CCCL) has exported 3400t of cement to the Turks and Caicos Islands, a volume it hopes to ramp up once its expansion plans are completed. The company is currently extending its kiln capacity as part of a US$40m investment plan, boosting production capacity by up to 30 per cent. “As soon as we have available product, available capacity, we will always sell it to Jamaica. This is our priority. However, there is a market out there for us. We will actively look for o...

Caribbean Cement sees revenue advance in 1H23

13 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Co Ltd has reported consolidated unaudited revenue of JMD14,277m (US$92.48m) in the first half of 2023. This compares to JMD13,516m in the same period a year earlier. Gross profit in the 1H23 came in at JMD4986m, down from the JMD6102m seen in the opening six months of 2022. The total cost of sales and operating earnings has advanced from JMD8763m in the 1H22 to JMD10,677m in the same period a year later. Over the same timeframe, operating earnings before other income a...

Caribbean Cement Co explains cement shortage

08 March 2023, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Co is apologising cement shortages in Jamaica. Hardware stores in Mandeville and Christiana in Manchester and Santa Cruz in St Elizabeth had no or limited cement available. However, the shortage is only expected to last a week. "We have begun to restart the kiln after a 40-day shutdown and we will begin to stabilise supply very soon. We are apologising to our customers for any issues that they may have been experiencing," said Chad Bryan, communication and social imp...

US$8m cement distribution centre planned for Montego Bay

28 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Plans to establish a new US$8m cement distribution centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica, have been put forward by cement importers Buying House Cement. For the last 16 years, Montego Bay company Buying House Cement has been importing cement to meet 10 per cent demand from the Domicem cement plant in the Dominican Republic. Businessman Mark Hart is the chairman of Cargo House Handlers, a publicly-listed company with 30 per cent shares in Buying House Cement. According to Hart, the development...

Caribbean Cement Co reports 13% 3Q revenue increase

02 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Jamaica-based Caribbean Cement Co Ltd has posted robust 3Q22 results with revenues for the quarter increasing by 12.7 per cent to JMD6.2bn (US$40.3m) from JMD5.5bn in the 3Q21. Operating earnings were up to JMD1.9bn due to the reduction in the cost of sales as a share of net sales to 56 per cent from 80 per cent in the same period last year. This reduction was the result of the company’s decision not to undertake its planned major maintenance in the 3Q22. Last year, the maintenance progr...

Caribbean sees rapid expansion for cement with construction growth

16 September 2022, Published under Cement News

This week CEMEX announced that it has restarted its 0.5Mta kiln line at its San Pedro de Macoris plant in the Dominican Republic as part of its US$34m upgrade. While this plant will see further improvements in waste-derived fuels, additives and hydrogen technology, ICR assesses what other developments are happening in the Caribbean sector. The mood of the Dominican Republic is best captured by ADOCEM, the cement association representing six producers in the country. Julissa Béaez, Adocem ...

Cemex plans 30% expansion at Caribbean Cement Co

26 August 2022, Published under Cement News

CEMEX plans to expand the production capacity at its subsidiary in Jamaica, Caribbean Cement Co Ltd (CCCL). This expansion aims for an up to 30 per cent increase CCCL’s cement capacity, through an investment of approximately US$40m for the first phase of the project.   The announcement was made by CEMEX’s CEO, Fernando A González, during his visit to Jamaica, jointly with the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, relevant officials of the Jamaican government and key representati...