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Caribbean Cement Co exports clinker to Haiti for the first time

03 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Jamaica’s Caribbean Cement Co has exported clinker to Haiti for the first time, according to the Jamaica Observer. The 7500t shipment became possible due to excess production at the company’s plant in Kingston. The operations of the plant have been upgraded over the past four years with an investment of JMD4bn (US$162m) in capital expenditure and JMD500m in training, health and safety, and improving the plant's environment. The company has already exported 14,300t of clinker to Trinidad ...

Rock Hard Cement wins classification ruling

07 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Barbados-based Rock Hard Cement Ltd has won a final court ruling regarding the classification of its cement and therefore its related tariff. "Today’s judgment settled the dispute as to whether Rock Hard Cement ought to be classified as ‘Building cement (grey)’ and be charged a CARICOM tax of 15 per cent when imported into the region, or as ‘Other hydraulic cement’ in which case a levy of 0-5 per cent would be payable," said the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in a statement.  Earlier...

Trinidad Cement helps promote safe building practices

06 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Tobago House of Assembly and Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) collaborated to host a one-day concrete and cement symposium last week to promote best building practices. TCL’s Group Commercial Strategy Advisor, Avalene Mooloo, noted the importance of strong infrastructure in the region. "With the onslaught of the amount of natural disasters that has been occurring in the Caribbean for the last couple of years – Haiti all the way back to the last weekend in Trinidad – where we have been getti...

TCL announces TTD49m operating loss in 2017

30 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) has announced its results for the full-year 2017 period, reporting an operating loss of TTD49m (US$7.26m) on the back of unprecedented storms in its eastern Caribbean markets and the economic downturn in Trinidad and Tobago. "These factors led to a decrease in revenue by nine per cent on a year-to-year basis compared to TTD1.7bn from 2016. Jamaica was an exception for TCL and continues to display robust economic growth, driving higher demand for our products in th...

Trinidad Cement revenues down 12%

04 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) said its revenue for the first three months of the year was down by 12 per cent YoY to TTD422m (US$62.5m) due to a construction slowdown in one of its major markets and tougher regional competition. Group volumes in 1Q17 were down six per cent YoY which the company said reflected a slowdown in Trinidad and Tobago construction activity, compounded by increased competition in the Caribbean region. However, TCL noted that positive trends continued in the Jamaican m...

Caribbean: Trinidad Cement competes with Rock Hard Cement

23 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Rock Hard Cement of Barbados has begun to penetrate the local market in Trinidad and Tobago, offering its product at TTD46/bag (US$6.81/bag). State-owned Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) has spoken out, warning customers off buying the new competitor’s product. TCL has been competing with Rock Hard for about a year, its first competitor in 31 years. TCL issued a full-page advertisement in a local newspaper, warning to local consumers to “carefully consider when purchasing, as imported cement is ...

Cemex amends Trinidad Cement bid

10 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that its indirect subsidiary, Sierra Trading, will present a change and variation notice making an amended offer to the offer and take-over bid of Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) that was presented on 5 December 2016. The acquisition of up to 132,616,942 ordinary shares in TCL paired with its existing share ownership in TCL of approximately 39.5 per cent, will result in Sierra Trading holding up to 74.9 per cent of the equity share capital in TCL. Pursuant to the amended ...

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...

Government to lobby Caricom for reduction in import duties

16 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The government of Trinidad and Tobago says it plans to lobby the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) grouping for a reduction in import duties following Trinidad Cement Ltd’s (TCL) recently-announced 9.5 per cent price hike. Trade Minister Vasant Bharath, has held talks with the company on whether the hike was based on increased costs of inputs, or due to inefficiencies. In news reports by local media, Bharat said that TCL’s costs include an annual energy cost of US$12m for natural gas, a debt o...

TCL doubles losses, Trinidad

09 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Trinidad Cement Ltd (TCL) has doubled its posted a post-tax loss for the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period of last year. TCL’s loss in the period from January 1 to June 30 amounted to TTD169m, compared with the TTD78.2m loss the company reported for the first six months of 2011.   For the first six months of 2012, TCL’s group revenue totalled TTD789m, which was  3.7 per cent more than the revenues reported in 2011, mainly “due to higher pricing as domestic and export...