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Nepal's Ministry of Industry identifies sites for clinker storage

11 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Nepal’s Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies has begun work to acquire land to improve transportation of imported clinker from India. Rabi Shankar Sainju, spokesperson for the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, said the ministry had identified land plots in three locations near Birgunj Inland Container Depot (ICD) to manage the dust emissions of the cargo. The government plans to construct storage facilities around the ICD in Birgunj to unload clinker and fly ash. Cur...

Clinker transport causes pollution in Fiji

05 June 2018, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd (PCL) has been accused of clinker dust pollution by local residents in the settlement of Kalekana, in Fiji. Clinker is transported daily by truck to its factory and conditions are becoming intolerable for local residents outside Lami. General manager of Pacific Cement Ltd, Sowani Tuidrola confirmed the clinker belonged to PCL, but the transportation of the product was the responsibility of Williams & Gosling Ltd, which itself is contracted by MY Transport Co Ltd. Aiyub...

Namibia imports 40,000t of Chinese clinker

16 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Some 40,000t of clinker from China was unloaded at Namport, Namibia’s largest port. The clinker will be transported to the new cement plant of Whale Rock/Cheetah Cement, a Chinese-Namibian joint venture, in Otjiwarongo, Otjozondjupa region. "According to one estimate, about 70 trucks will be used to transport the product during this exercise, over a period of 20 days," said Namport Director, Immanuel Hanabeb.

China sees a rise in clinker imports

04 January 2018, Published under Cement News

China imported 184,600t of clinker in the first 11 months of 2017, over four times the amount imported during the year-ago period, according to Caixin Global. These figures have been attributed to a surge in domestic prices making it more cost effective to import the material. The majority of the clinker was imported from Vietnam for companies based in Hainan, Shandong, Zhejiang and Beijing. The rise in domestic clinker prices has been linked to a government campaign to limit the pro...

Nepal clinker and cement raw materials shortage continues

02 January 2018, Published under Cement News

Imports of clinker to Nepal along the Parsa-Bara corridor from Raxaul, an Indian town located on Nepal-India border, have ceased since 22 December, after locals complained about air pollution and health hazards due to transportation of the crucial raw material used in production of cement. As an alternative, the Birgunj dry port had allowed traders to import clinker and other raw materials used in production of cement, but the government has since prevented this operation after locals of B...

Nepal's clinker import cost rises 33%

11 December 2017, Published under Cement News

The cost of importing clinker to Nepal rose by 33 per cent in the first four months of the current financial year due to increased demand, reports The Kathmandu Post. The demand surge has been attributed to reconstruction work following earthquakes in 2015 and upcoming hydropower projects. In the July-November 2017 period NPR3.2bn (US$30.9m) was spent on importing 0.34Mt of clinker through Birgunj customs, compared to the NPR2.4bn cost of importing 0.31Mt in the same period of the previous...

August cement shipments in the US up 3%

02 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in August 2017 reached 9.7Mt, an increase of 3.1 per cent when compared with August 2016, according to the latest data from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The leading cement-consuming states – Texas, California, Florida, Ohio and Illinois (in descending order) – accounted for a 37 per cent of August 2017 shipments. The leading producing states during this period were Missouri, Texas, California, Florida and Michigan...

Vietnam's cement and clinker consumption rises in 9M17

17 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The total consumption of cement and clinker from Vietnam cement producers grew six per cent to 59.27Mt in the first nine months of this year, reports the Ministry of Construction. Consumption in the domestic market was estimated at 45.28Mt, four per cent higher than the same period last year, including 18.9Mt sold by the Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation. The cement industry also exported about 13.99Mt, nearly completing the milestone annual export target of 14-15Mt, despite fierce c...

Urgent action required on Ghana's imported clinker valuation

04 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, the Chairman of the Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana, has appealed to the Ag Commissioner to intervene in the valuation on the importation of clinker by the Customs Division of Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). Dr Dawson-Ahmoah who is also the Strategy and Corporate Affairs Director of Ghacem and the Chairman of the Tema Branch of the Association of Ghana Industries, stressed that the unfavorable economic environment was making business difficult in Gh...

Holcim (Argentina) approves clinker imports

20 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Argentina) has approved the import of up to six vessels of clinker for the period up to April 2018 via LH Trading, according to a company statement. The shipments represents some 250,800t of clinker with an approximate value of US$16.3m. The imports, which are expected to start in May, will help the company to meet growing demand as the country sees increased construction activity. LafargeHolcim’s Argentinian subsidiary has a production capacity of 4.8Mta.