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TCL sees strong rise in 2013 earnings

04 March 2014, Published under Cement News

For the year 2013, Trinidad Cement Ltd Group recorded a notable improvement in its financial performance with EBITDA increasing by TTD268.9m, or 174 per cent, to TTD423.4m (US$66.3m). This reflects a margin of 21.8 per cent compared with the previous year margin of 9.6 per cent, the company’s results stated. Domestic cement sales volumes increased by 13 per cent, largely driven by advances in Trinidad and Jamaica, while exports rose 22 per cent and clinker output was up by 15 per cent. T...

Caribbean Cement Co dispatches clinker to Venezuela

20 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company sent its first clinker consignment to Corporación Socialista del Cemento in Venezuela yesterday. The Government had signed off on the clinker deal back in September, but export was delayed as Venezuela had not yet signed all the necessary approvals. The shipment followed months of negotiations with Venezuela, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining said. However, the Caribbean Cement Company said that "this development has tremendous implications ...

Jamaica close to concluding PetroCaribe supply deal

17 December 2013, Published under Cement News

The government of Jamaica is close to concluding a supply contract with Venezuela to use cement exports to meet some debt repayment obligations under the PetroCaribe agreement. Under the Trade Compensation Mechanism of the PetroCaribe energy cooperation agreement, Jamaica is allowed to settle a portion of its oil debt to Venezuela through the export of goods and/or services. According to a report by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), the cement agreement would entail initial sales of 1...

Jamaica signs CCCL export agreement to Venezuela

04 November 2013, Published under Cement News

The government of Jamaica has signed an agreement for Caribbean Cement Co Ltd (CCCL) to supply cement to Corporación Socialista del Cemento under the PetroCaribe agreement, local media have reported. However, the arrangement is yet to be approve from authorities in Venezuela. Under the Trade Compensation Mechanism of the PetroCaribe energy cooperation agreement, Jamaica is allowed to settle a portion of its oil debt to Venezuela through the export of goods and/or services. While the propo...

CCCL reports 2Q13 net profit, Jamaica

08 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) has reported a second-quarter net profit as the Jamaica-based cement producer increased domestic market share and exports to Panama provide an extra boost to revenue. In the second quarter of 2013, cement exports declined but local sales reached 150,000t to push revenues for the three-month period above JMD3bn (US$29.6m). The company made a profit for the second quarter of JMD359m. However, CCCL general manager attributed to the improvement to the compa...

Caribbean Cement to increase prices, Jamaica

04 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) is set to increase cement prices for the third time in 2013, this time due to the depreciation of the Jamaican dollar against the US dollar. In a notice to the Jamaica Stock Exchange, CCCL said that as of 8 July 2013, the price of a bag of Carib Cement OPC will be increased to JMD945.48 (US$9.38), while a bag of Carib Cement Plus will sell for JMD914.53. The new prices represent an average rise of one per cent. CCCL said the price changes are necessar...

Trinidad Cement Ltd 1Q13 boosted by higher sales volumes and prices

13 May 2013, Published under Cement News

For the first quarter of 2013, Trinidad Cement Ltd recorded EBITDA of JMD114.2m (US$1.16m), reflecting a significant improvement over the first quarter of the previous year and 74 per cent of the total EBITDA achieved throughout 2012. Revenue for the quarter increased by JMD117m compared with the prior year as a result of higher cement sales volumes, the group said in a statement. Volumes were up YoY by 52 and 29 per cent  in the markets of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, respectively, w...

Caribbean Cement workers protest over concerns on domestic declines

04 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Union members of the Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) have staged a demonstration amid concerns on continued declines in the domestic cement market. The one-hour protest took place outside the company’s plant in Rockfort, Jamaica. President of the National Workers Union (NWU), Vincent Morrison, told the Jamaica Observer that the demonstration was triggered by a number of issues, including the failure of the company to address proposals made by workers to arrest declining revenues. ...

Jamaica: Caribbean Cement raises prices

31 December 2012, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company, a member of the TCL Group, has announced price increases for a bag of cement. The company said effective January 7, the prices for its packaged Carib Plus will be increased by 15.4 per cent. There is also to be slight adjustments in the prices for other products. A bag of Carib Cement OPC will be sold for JMD780 while Carib Cement plus will sell for JMD755 per bag. Carib Cement said it had to increase its prices in order to generate enough money to meet debt payme...

Caribbean Cement looks to Venezuela contract to revive sales

05 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) is hoping a new supply agreement with Venezuela will revive sales but fears elections will impede the deal, according to reports in the Jamaican Gleaner. The cement supply deal is being negotiated under the crude for commodities component of the PetroCaribe agreement between Jamaica and Venezuela, which allows for part-payment of oil with goods. In June, Caribbean Cement's chairman Brian Young disclosed to shareholders that the Kingston plant hoped to beg...