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The impact of COVID-19 on global cement trade

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Global cement and clinker trade will be seriously affected by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. There will be a global reduction in cement consumption. Seaborne cement trade and distribution will take an even larger hit. It is still too early to accurately forecast the reduction in seaborne cement and clinker movements. What can be done, however, is to look at the economic mechanisms behind trade and distribution, and use this as a tool for a general forecast. We also...

Belarusian Cement Co sees sales rise 105% in 5M20

06 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Belarusian Cement Co produced 1.835Mt of cement in the January-May 2020 period, an increase of 104.7 per cent YoY. Total domestic sales also advanced 112.1 per cent YoY. Belarusian Cement Mill dispatched 656,600t of cement (up 3.6 per cent YoY), including 407,800t of domestic sales (up 13.8 per cent). OAO Krasnoselskstroymaterialy reportedly sold 568,300t of cement in the 5M20, climbing 110.2 per cent. OAO Krichevtsementnoshifer also saw sales rise 109.6 per cent YoY to 465,000t. Through t...

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...

Votorantim Cimentos to install distribution centre in Uberaba

20 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Brazil-based Votorantim Cimentos has announced plans to build a distribution centre in Uberaba, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The new centre will have storage space of 2000m2 and will serve the Uberaba region and a radius of 100km. The unit is expected to be operational in the 2H20 and provide improved and faster services for the region’s customers.

Swiss cement deliveries down 5% in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Deliveries by the Swiss cement industry fell by 4.9 per cent YoY to 1,034,914t in the fourth quarter of 2019 from 1,088,196t in the 4Q18. The latest figures published by Cemsuisse show a softening cement market after a promising first quarter with 4.8 per cent growth. In the 2Q19 and the 3Q19 the market contracted by -0.2 and 1.5 per cent, respectively. For the full-year 2019 cement demand fell 1.7 per cent to 4,214,785t from 4,289,401t in 2018. Cemsuisse also reported that despite rail ...

Russian producers increase railway distribution in 2019

17 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Russian cement manufacturers shipped over 26.21Mt of cement by railway in 2019, an increase of four per cent YoY against 2018. The top regions for consumption of cement delivered by railway in 2019 were Moscow region (1.99Mt tons, +12.3 per cent YoY), the Republic of Tatarstan (1.79Mt, +7.2 per cent), Moscow (1.7Mt, +15.3 per cent), Krasnodar region (1.55Mt, -13.9 per cent), and Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area (1.15Mt, +4.8 per cent).

The world’s largest cement terminal

16 December 2019, Published under Cement News

With its recent expansion of a 70,000t dome, Beton Provincial’s terminal in Québec, Canada, has become the largest single-user cement terminal in the world. Thanks to its 180,000t of storage capacity it receives cement from two suppliers in the Mediterranean in Supramax vessels, a third domestic supply by self-discharging cement carriers, as well as GGBS and fly ash. The terminal’s size and capabilities make it an exceptional facility. By Ad Ligthart and Marcia Ligthart, Cement Distribution ...

Across the border

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

Since its commissioning in 2017, the McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Québec, Canada, has continued to expand its reach both within Canada and across the border to the USA. ICR spoke with the company’s management team about the road travelled and its hopes for the future. McInnis Cement has undertaken significant work to increase storage capacity at its terminals McInnes Cement is a 2.2Mta, state-of-the-art integrated plant, commissioned in 2017, and owned by the Que...

Catatumbo Cements faces disruption from road blockage

18 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The distribution of cement and other products, including clinker, has been disrupted in the Venezuelan municipalities of Rosario de Perijá and Machiques de Perijá due to the blocking of the main road that connects to the plant of Catatumbo Cements. According to local media reports, a group of cooperatives in the area have closed the La Luna road. The transport cooperatives reportedly wish to obtain 100 per cent control of the transfer and supply of materials (cement, clinker, stone and gra...

Modular miracles

03 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Cement producers looking for fast entry into growing small- and medium-sized markets are increasingly looking at employing the light-asset approach. Modular and mobile grinding systems can provide a versatile and cost-effective means to gain a lead in such markets. By Dr Stanley Ko, CBMI Construction Co Ltd, South Africa. CBMI’s MMG v modular grinding station enables fast entry into new markets Modular grinding plants have recently gained in popularity with cement producers tha...