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Cementos del Tajo starts rail transport for clinker imports

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Toledo company Cementos del Tajo (G2 Hormigón group) will transport clinker by train from the port of Cartagena in southern Spain to Noblejas (Toledo), central Spain. The company has needed a special authorisation from network rail company Adif to take the first load of this product by train from Escombreras.  The railway service foresees a frequency of two weekly trains travel over 400km with approximately 3000t of clinker to reach a total figure between 75,000-150,000t of clinker mo...

Pakistan cements export plunges in April and 10MFY22

16 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement exports continued to fall in April alone and 10MFY22, in particular due to high freight costs and other local factors, according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.  Experts stated that high freight costs have made exports overseas unviable. The seaborne exports will continue their current trajectory until freight rates normalise. In addition, cross-border exports to Afghanistan and other regional markets have also fallen victim to poor economic conditions. Sri Lanka is sl...

Pakistan’s cement dispatches decline in April and 9MFY22

10 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan's cement industry is facing weaker dispatches issues due to the unstable business and economic situation prevailing in the country. Even the Pakistan stock exchange witnessed a several losses on 9 May 2022, due to further devaluation of the Pakistani rupee against US dollar, uncertainty regarding debt repayments and depletion of foreign exchange reserve, leading investors to remain sidelined from the market as they await a positive trigger by IMF revival programme. The total ceme...

Vietnam exports to dip as China weakens

02 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s cement and clinker exports are expected to record an annual drop of 1.5 and two per cent YoY, respectively, to 45Mt in 2022-23, according to VNDirect Securities. This is being blamed on lower demand from China. Vietnam’s cement and clinker exports have surged since China was forced to close many of its factories due to environmental problems and a shortage of power for production in 2017-21. The figure reached 46Mt in 2021, marking a 20 per cent uptick YoY and triple the figure r...

Energy complex awaits impact of sanctions on Russia

29 April 2022, Published under Cement News

By Frank O. Brannvoll, Brannvoll ApS, Denmark Since ICR’s most recent energy report , the energy complex remains in range, awaiting the impact of sanctions on Russia. Oil is down on the release of 240mbl from the Strategic Petroleum (SPR) in the US and EIA countries, ranging between US$95-115. EU sanctions on Russian coal from August 2022 are driving coal higher. High-sulphur (6.5%, 40HGI) FOB petcoke price, historical view 2006-22: expected range US$165-200. Resistance at US$...

EU emissions rose 9% in 2021 with market in range trading – less financial participation

26 April 2022, Published under Cement News

The EU ETS verified numbers for 2021 showed a 1.333Mta rise compared to 1.233Mta in 2020, which was the first increase since 2017, reflecting a higher use of coal and even diesel in the fuel complex. The higher coal price may reduce the compliance demand, but this depends on the price for gas substitution. The financial participants in the market are down 85 per cent YoY in April 2022 and combined with a lower trading volume, this has set a narrow trading range. The market may see so...

Oil falls after considerable release of reserves, coal rallies after EU sanctions and propels petcoke to new highs

25 April 2022, Published under Cement News

By Frank O. Brannvoll, Brannvoll ApS, Denmark The markets were still firmly driven by any news from Russia’s war on Ukraine: peace talks will lead to a falling market while new sanctions increase upward pressure. The coal markets were extremely impacted by the EU ban on Russian coal imports from August. However, this will create opportunities for cheaper coal in countries not part of the embargo. The euro testing the lower part of the US$1.07-1.12 range is still also reflecting high...

Pakistan cement dispatches and exports slow in 9MFY22

21 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Pakistan’s cement dispatches have slowed amid rising construction costs, a lower development budget and higher freight costs with 9MFY22 dispatches down six per cent, says Topline Securities.     Topline analysts report that political noise, economic slowdown and rising cement bag costs could further affect dispatches going ahead. Along with the lower dispatches, rising coal cost is another key concern for the sector as global supply chain disruption, and the Russia-Ukraine war has kept t...

Tajikistan to increase cement exports to 2Mt by 2024

19 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Tajikistan plans to increase cement exports to 2Mt by 2024, with an annual growth of 200,000t, according to the latest forecast of key macroeconomic indicators for the country. Cement production is projected to increase to 7Mt by 2024, reports Trend. Currently cement capacity in Tajikistan reaches approximately 7.7Mta, according to The Global Cement Report, 14th Edition.

Titan to commission new Roanoke terminal upgrade in 2023

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Titan America expects to complete work on its new 70,000t dome with truck and rail load-out infrastructure at its Roanoke Cement Co import terminal in Chesapeake (VA) in 2023. The US$37m upgrade will see present bulk storage capacity triple and equip the terminal to import and distribute fly ash, slag and aggregates throughout the Mid-Atlantic market. The company also is carrying out a similar project in Tampa (FL). “The major expansion and modernisation of these two marine terminals is ...