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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.

Fiji: clinker shipment unloaded for Pacific Cement Ltd

13 April 2017, Published under Cement News

The vessel MV Festival, carrying 24,000t of clinker for Pacific Cement Ltd, has reached Lami Town, Fiji. The method of discharge has been changed due to a High Court ruling, meaning trucks must now be loaded in a barge and the clinker unloaded into the trucks onboard said barge. As this process takes longer than the previous method, the vessel’s crew had to apply for visa extensions, which were approved. The Suva High Court had banned Pacific Cement from offloading clinker from the barges...

Vietnam: missing seamen after clinker ship sinks

30 March 2017, Published under Cement News

Nine Vietnamese seafarers are listed as missing following a collision involving a clinker carrying ship off Vietnam’s southern coast on Tuesday morning. The 3075dwt Hai Thanh 26-BLC, a 2010-built general cargo carrier, sank about 44 nautical miles to the east of Vung Tau City in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, according to local media, citing the Vietnam Maritime Search and Rescue Centre. The ship had been carrying a cargo of clinker from Hai Phong to Can Tho. Two crew members were saved by ...

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.

Fiji: Japanese clinker arrives at Suva Port

19 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Pacific Basin's bulk carrier Port Botany from Japan arrived in Suva Port in Fiji yesteday ahead of its job of unloading 26,000t of clinker. The vessel will discharge its clinker load over the next six days. "The discharging will start soon after Custom Officers have checked teh vessel," said Mr Sowani Tuidrola of Pacific Basin. Mr Tuidrola confirmed that the order was sent by Mitsubishi Cement Co in Japan. A barge is standing by at Lami Bay ready to take the clinker. "The clinker w...

Nepal: clinker imports in high demand

20 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Nepal's import of clinker rocketed by 674 per cent in the first four months of this fiscal as domestic grinding and cement plants tried to meet demand, reports the Himalayan Times. The country imported clinker worth INR6.58bn (US$96.8m) in the first four months of this fiscal against INR850m (US$12.5m) in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal, according to Trade and Export Promotion Centre. Cement factories have boomed in the country due to the government’s policy intervention...