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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...

Fiji: Chinese clinker offloaded at Suva Port

23 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd of Fiji is receiving a 22,000t shipment of imported Chinese clinker, according to Tomu Raturaga, boarding officer at Carpenters Shipping. The cargo is reportedly offloading from the vessel Mount Adams at Suva Port and will be destined for the cement producer’s 0.2Mta grinding plant in Lami. Pacific Cement Ltd, formerly known as Fiji Industries, is one of two cement producers on the island. In January 2014, Tengy Cement (Fiji) Co Ltd was launched with Chinese backing...

Loss on ignition

28 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The loss on ignition of a raw material, cement or a clinker sample is the amount of weight lost through raising the temperature of the material to a predetermined level. As an indicator it can be used to monitor and improve the quality of the final product. Clinker stored outside in wet conditions will experience an increase in LOI Weight loss during heating can be due to the evaporation or volatilisation of a variety of components of the sample. Water is lost at 100-105˚C, orga...

Bangladesh: river vessel worker strike affects imports

26 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The import of clinker in Bangladesh has been affected as a result of the indefinite nationwide strike by Bangladesh River Vessel Workers' Federation (BRVWF), who demand a fixed minimum wage, improved compensation in case of accidental death and improved security.  Five vessels carrying around 200,000t of clinker and a ship loaded with limestone have been waiting at outer anchorage of Chittagong Port to offload their cargo through lighter vessels, which are currently part of the strike. Th...

Vietnam: cement and clinker sales reach 38.7Mt in 1H16

13 July 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam's Building Material Department, under the Ministry of Construction, reports that cement producers in the country sold 38.7Mt of cement and clinker in the first half of this year, rising 12.4 per cent from a year earlier. Therefore, the industry has met 51.01 per cent of its whole-year target. The Ministry of Construction forecasts that Vietnam's sales of cement and clinker will rise 4-7 per cent YoY to 75-77Mt in 2016. A total of 29.92Mt of cement and clinker were sold domestic...