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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, ...

Pakistan's exports surge in October

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement industry earned a revenue of US$105.54m from exporting 3.23Mt of cement and clinker in the 4MFY20-21, compared with US$94.4m from 2.437Mt of exports in the year-ago period, according to the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS). The dispatches represent an 11.8 per cent YoY increase in dollar value terms and a 32.5 per cent growth in quantity. In October 2020 exports were up 24.8 per cent MoM to 1.023Mt from 820,107t in September. Revenue from exports also increased 19.7 pe...

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.

PIBTL reports no congestion for coal imports

20 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd (PIBTL) has informed the government that its terminal at Port Qasim in Karachi is working smoothly without any congestion and delay in the handling of imported coal for cement and other industries. The terminal operator has refuted the claims of terminal users that may point to the opposite. Therefore, PIBTL has sought to clarify several misrepresentations regarding its operation. As a result of the pollution caused by coal handling at Karachi Por...

APCMA appeals for expeditious handling of imported coal

17 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement manufacturers have appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, the Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar, and the Minister for Maritime Affairs, Ali Zaidi, to ensure the smooth expeditious handling of imported raw materials for cement and other industries at the country’s ports at competitive rates.   The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has appealed that coal imports at Port Qasim has become a costly and time-consuming a...

Dangote allowed to resume overland exports

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s government has allowed Dangote Cement to resume exports across the country’s land borders, reports Bloomberg. The step has raised expectations that the country may be opening up trade with its neighbours again. Land borders have been closed for over one year as authorities curbed smuggling and wanted to boost local production. While it encouraged the consumption of locally-grown produce such as rice, factories across west Africa have been impacted by the closure. The regime of ...

Cem'In'EU speaks out on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

05 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Cem'In'EU, a French industrial start-up committed to produce a low-carbon cement, calls upon the European Commission to design a well-fitted Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) that will not be distorted into a protectionist tool for highly-polluting industries.   "During the ETS III, the cement industry has received a windfall profit EUR3.5bn, of which none have been invested to modernise the European assets and decrease the CO 2 emissions," said Vincent Lefebvre, president and f...

Pakistan records 33% growth in October cement dispatches

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's domestic and overseas cement dispatches figures for October 2020 are officially yet to be released by the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturer Association (APCMA), but Lucky Cement Ltd's CEO, Mohammad Ali Tabba, has estimated a record growth to 5.7Mt, increasing from 4.4Mt in September 2020. The MoM rise of 29.5 per cent in dispatches in October was possible due to the increase in domestic and export demand as well as the speedy momentum in Pakistan's economy.   During an intervi...

US claims 18% of Turkey's cement exports in the 9M20

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The USA represented an 18 per cent share of Turkish cement exports during the first nine months of the year, the largest share amongst the export destinations, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In total, Turkey exported US$118.3bn worth of goods during the period in question. Around TRY7.7bn (US$923m) of this was made by the cement industry. In the January-September period, the value of cement exports to the US reached US$164m, followed by Israel (US$103.7m) an...

US claims 18% of Turkey's cement exports in the 9M20

03 November 2020, Published under Cement News

The USA represented an 18 per cent share of Turkish cement exports during the first nine months of the year, the largest share amongst the export destinations, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat). In total, Turkey exported US$118.3bn worth of goods during the period in question. Around TRY7.7bn (US$923m) of this was made by the cement industry. In the January-September period, the value of cement exports to the US reached US$164m, followed by Israel (US$103.7m) an...