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Creating a voice

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) met for its first AGM and symposium at the Corinthia Hotel, London, UK, on Friday, 23 November 2018. With leading CEOs, sustainability, logistics, strategists and co-processing managers, as well as cement and concrete associations in attendance, delegates were informed of an agreed work programme for the GCCA going forward. In addition, the GCCA explained how it will create a voice for the cement and concrete industry, promoting cement as 'th...

M&A in Italy: a step in the right direction

23 June 2017, Published under Cement News

News that Buzzi Unicem is acquiring fellow Italian cement producer Cementizillo SpA is seen as a small but welcome step in the right direction for the fragmented Italian cement industry. Last Friday Buzzi announced it had acquired 47.9 per cent of the share capital of Cementizillo and the remaining 52.1 per cent will be purchased from Mr AG Zillo, the sole director, in early July. The acquisition includes two integrated cement plants at Moncelice and at Fanna and will make Buzzi the clea...

Spain: Port of Seville quadruples cement shipments in 2016

20 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The Port of Seville, Spain, increased its throughput of cement by 481 per cent to 74,200t in 2016. In addition, the port has expanded its business lines and diversified goods accepted by the port. This includes since the start of this year the shipment of clinker, which was previously shipped by other ports in Andalucia. The port’s location close to Portland Valderrivas’ Alcalá de Guadaíra plant has also proved beneficial for such shipments.

Holcim

02 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim completed the purchase of Cemex’ cement and aggregates assets in western Germany along with 59 batching plants in Germany and a further six in The Netherlands, while disposing of its activities in the Czech Republic and two of its Spanish cement works. Holcim is negotiating to sell most of its assets in France and all of its assets in Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia and Canada as well as certain assets in Brazil and the Trident cement works in Montana and certain terminals in the Great L...

Pakistan: Port Qasim PIBTL starts civil works

28 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Civil works have started on the bulk cement handling project at Port Qasim of Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd (PIBTL). Earlier this year, PIBTL awarded the PKR12.5bn EPC contract to China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHE). The technical specifications relating to the plant and the equipment were finalised and PIBTL has appointed a German consultant to procure the equipment, which is expected to be finalised in the coming year. PIBTL will be the country's first terminal to hand...

BusinessCem Moscow 2015

26 November 2014, Published under Cement News

BusinessCem will host its 26th International Conference and the Exhibition under the theme of "The Cement Industry & the Market" in Moscow, Russia, over 20-22 April 2015. For more information, see: www.businesscem.ru/eng

Who controls cement trade?

09 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Global seaborne cement and clinker trade is controlled by the owners of the exporting and distributing cement plants, and (even more so) by the owners of the receiving bulk cement terminals and grinding facilities. Following the recent publication of The ICR Handbook on Global Cement Trade and Distribution , the authors provide key statistics and an insight into ownership and market control with a more detailed focus on the upcoming LafargeHolcim merger. By Ad Ligthart and Marcia Ligthart, ...

European cement sector: towards greater efficiency

30 September 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemtech Europe 2013 has opened its doors to 200 cement industry specialists, gathered together in the magnificent city of Prague, Czech Republic, for three days of intense discussion on achieving the most efficient and competitive operations possible in today’s challenging environment. Jan Gemrich, executive director of the Czech cement association, provides an overview of the current status of the domestic market and advances by the local producers While the eurozone has re...

Plug&Grind Overview

30 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Can you imagine having your own cement grinding plant in a space smaller than a football field. With Plug&Grind® you will be able to produce up to 100.000 tonnes of cement per year.

Dangote Cement Update

30 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Recorded at the recent Cemtech MEA 2013, DVG Edwin gives an update on the regional expansion and project status of Dangote Cement (Nigeria).