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Ecuador completes first cement export contract

01 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecuador has exported cement for the first time, delivering 32,660 to of cement in 16,330 Bigbags to Peru, according to a local news service. The consignment was supplied at the end of April to position Holcim Ecuador as bulk cement exporter in Latin America and diversify its export value offer. The shipment was made possible by an investment of US$2.2m to expand infrastructure and implement the project.

Afghanistan government’s financial crunch eases

15 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Two top decisions announced in Washington, DC and Islamabad, respectively, would ease the Afghanistan government’s financial crunch and supply of cement to Kabul last week. Economic experts believe it would help Afghanistan, which direly needs foreign exchange reserves to import items and overcome the financial problem in the short term.   After months of waiting, US President Joe Biden on 11 February signed an executive order giving half of the US$7bn in frozen Afghan assets to Afghani...

Argos opens new Cartagena terminal

14 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based Argos has inaugurated its new port terminal in the free zone of Cartagena, Colombia. the new terminal will triple its export capacity to 3.5Mta. The terminal can serve vessels of up to 60,000t. The company invested nearly US$42m in the new terminal, which includes a berthing platform of 152m long by 18m wide that joins the coast by a 170m-long civil walkway. It also consists of closed conveyor belts with a capacity to transport 1200tph of cement and 900tph of clinker from ...

East African Cement Co looks to DR Congo for increased cement sales

31 January 2022, Published under Cement News

East African Portland Cement Co (EAPCC) is looking to target cement sales in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “In the past 10 years, EAPCC has been missing from the infrastructural agenda due to competition among other challenges. Now we have come up with a five year strategic plan as we want to revamp our operations,” said Oliver M Kirubai, managing director at the EAPCC. “We are targeting the East African market, including the DRC. We are getting inquiries from Rwanda as well.” ...

Málaga resumes cement export

26 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Following a stop since September 2021, the export of cement from Málaga, Spain, has resumed. With a frequency of between 1-2 cargoes leaving the port per month, activity is expected to remain similar to that seen before the suspension of exports. Until September, five different ships by Bergé Condeminas completed 18 loading operations with cement exported to the port of Banjul in Gambia, according to Málaga Hoy. Last Friday Grit Cement III docked at Pier 6 to take 8000t of cement on-boar...

Cementos Progreso to increase its regional presence

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Guatemala-based Cementos Progreso (CEMPRO) is seeking to increase its participation in the regional market. Following the investment made at its San Gabriel plant in San Juan Sacatepéquez, the Guatemalan company is exploring various investment areas in Central America, according to a company spokesperson. It recently entered the Belize and Panama markets and strengthened its participation in Honduras where they hold a leading position. The firm also has presence in Colombia (South America). ...

Tanga port receives large clinker consignment

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Tanzania’s Tanga port has received a consignment of 50,000t of clinker from Saudi Arabia, which is reportedly on transit to Prime Cement in Rwanda. Tanga Regional Commissioner, Adam Malima, said: "The government investment in expanding the port has started bearing fruits because the port can now host large vessels, something which was not possible before the expansion," he said. "I call on the Prime Cement Ltd to hold a meeting with Tanzanians haulers and other transport logistics firm...

Fancesa increases clinker sales to Chile

20 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Bolivia-based Fancesa will be delivering an 8000t clinker shipment to Chile, following the 1000t cargo to CBB in the neighbouring state last month, according to Correo del Sur. The company is currently carrying out a study into the sale of clinker and has requested collaboration from the local transport sector, according to Amael España, the company’s legal receiver. “I'm sure the carriers will help us. We have to be competitive by lowering prices and keeping up with international competit...

Kazakhstan’s way ahead

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s cement industry has come a long way with the modernisation of existing and construction of new cement plants. Effective government support measures and housing construction helped cement output reach a record high in 2020, but challenges persist as economic development and demand growth lag behind production capabilities. By CMPRO, Russia, and QazCem, Kazakhstan. Effective government support measures and housing construction led to record-high cement output by Kazakh c...

Dangote allowed to resume overland exports

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Nigeria’s government has allowed Dangote Cement to resume exports across the country’s land borders, reports Bloomberg. The step has raised expectations that the country may be opening up trade with its neighbours again. Land borders have been closed for over one year as authorities curbed smuggling and wanted to boost local production. While it encouraged the consumption of locally-grown produce such as rice, factories across west Africa have been impacted by the closure. The regime of ...