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Indonesian clinker exports up but cement exports contract

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement producers have seen a 4.7 per cent uptick in clinker exports to 568,819t in April 2020 when compared with clinker export sales of 543,441t reported in April 2019, according to the country’s cement association, ASI. However, cement exports plummeted to 19,300t in April 2020, representing an 83.2 per cent drop when compared with April 2019, when 115,052t of cement was exported from Indonesia. As a result, total cement and clinker exports in April 2020 were down by 10.7 ...

Pandemic to seriously affect global cement trade

08 May 2020, Published under Cement News

At Cemtech's live webinar on the 'seaborne trade of cement and clinker' this week, Ad Ligthart of Cement Distribution Consultants, gave a sobering outlook on global trade in response to COVID-19 and the many government lockdowns that have been implemented worldwide.  "Seaborne trade of cement and clinker will be seriously affected," said Mr Ligthart, adding: "There will be a global reduction in cement consumption and the result of that for seaborne trade and distribution is that the drop w...

Clinker imports into Bangladesh up 4%

23 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The import of clinker into Bangladesh has increased by 3.6 per cent in the first seven months of the FY19-20, according to data released by the Central Bank of Bangladesh. Clinker volumes to a value of US$554.8m were imported during this period, a significant increase when compared with 7MFY18-19 when the value of clinker imports reached US$535.3m. Total imports declined by 4.4 per cent YoY to US$34.58bn between July 2019 and January 2020. The fall is due to a number of factors, including...

Overcapacity challenges in Pakistan

11 February 2020, Published under Cement News

At the end of 2019, Pakistan cement production capacity reached to its highest level to meet the local demand and export the surplus production. According to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), as of December 2019, Pakistan's total cement production capacity exceeded the total production – 59.202Mta of clinker and 62.162Mta of cement. This represents the total production capacity from 17 cement producers, operating 25 plants across the country. Of this total, 12 plants a...

Malaga Ports new conveyor has restored clinker exports

12 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Malaga Port has ended the year having exported in excess of 230,000t of clinker. Thanks to the partnership between Servimad Global and the Finance and Mining Company, Malaga Port has restarted cement exports that had been paralysed since December 2018. Cement exports were restarted in 2019 when Servimad decided to solve the issue of dust emissions by commissioning a conveyor belt specifically designed for Malaga Port, that minimises environmental pollution by 100 per cent. The new conv...

PPC opens material handling facility

30 October 2019, Published under Cement News

PPC Ltd has opened its Port Elizabeth material handling facility in South Africa. The facility is located in Deal Party and is able to handle approximately 400tph of clinker. The new facility also has packaging equipment for cement and has a staff of 44 people. The ZAR60m (US$40.1m) facility was commissioned in August and was officially launched this week. One of PPC's 0.2Mta kiln lines at its Port Elizabeth cement plant was decommissioned in June 2019, because of stricter environmental reg...

Progress in quantification of clinker phases

21 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The quantification of clinker phases is not always straightforward and often raises a number of questions. However, there has recently been significant progress in this area, as outlined below. Figure 1: share of M3 alite determined by XRD related to MGO/SO 3 The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce which, amongst other activities, provides reference samples of cement that have been characterised in terms o...

Vessel laden with clinker arrested in Bangladesh

26 September 2019, Published under Cement News

A foreign vessel laden with clinker was arrested in Bangladesh yesterday. No details immediately are available for the vessel's arrest. 

 According to Chittagong Port Authority (CPA), the foreign flag bulk carrier 'Costas L' has been arrested as per orders of the local High Court dated 23 September 2019 in a litigation case at outer anchorage of Chittagong port. The ship was carrying 42,629t of clinker for the cement industry, arrived from Singapore at the port, on 8 September and was a...

Clinker vessel salvage delay

30 August 2019, Published under Cement News

A vessel carrying clinker which capsized in the Meghan River at Birbir, Bangaldesh on Tuesday could not be immediately salvaged. The MV Tanvir Tousib-2 was anchored at Birbir on the high-tide but was struck by another vessel, the Bashundhara Food-1. The MV Tanvir Tousib-2 was carrying clinker to Dhaka. The cost of the loss could be as much as BDT200m (US$2.36m) according to Khairul Alam, master of the ship. Attempts to salvage the ship were due to be attempted on Wednesday evening.

Argos Panamá submits EIS for Balboa clinker plant

21 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Argos Panamá SA has submitted an environmental impact study for its Balboa project to the country’s Environment Ministry. The new clinker plant will be built on a 18ha plot in Buena Vista, Colón province. The works will include limestone crushers, raw material grinding and clinker production equipment as well as conveyors, according to CentralAmericaData. The project represents an investment of US$168m.