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Israel imposes partial freeze on cement transfers to Gaza

05 April 2016, Published under Cement News

Israel has halted some cement imports to the Gaza Strip after it emerged that parts of the shipments were being retained by Hamas officials. The Times of Israel reports that the freeze on cement imports – which does not affect imports bound for public sector programmes – was imposed on Sunday, 3 April 2016. Israel has previously imposed stoppages on cement imports to Gaza over concerns that material was being diverted to build tunnels across the border. In a statement released on Monda...

Algeria: introduction import licences delays supply

23 February 2016, Published under Cement News

The decision of the Algerian government to require import licences for imported cement is causing delays in the supply of cement. However, the issuing of licences is progressing slowly and at a time when major cement plants are shut down for maintenance, the step causes shortages in the market. In recent days, the price of a 50kg bag of cement has skyrocketed to DZD1900, according to Dennouni Abdelmajir, president of the General Confederation of Employers (BTPH).

Côte d’Ivoire to import 90,000t of cement

15 June 2015, Published under Cement News

Côte d’Ivoire will import 90,000t of cement as the country tackles its cement shortage, according to the country’s government. The shipment is the first of a total import operation that will see 300,000t enter the west African nation. The increase in real estate construction projects has led to a surge in cement demand, putting upward pressure on prices.

Pakistan: Port Qasim PIBTL starts civil works

28 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Civil works have started on the bulk cement handling project at Port Qasim of Pakistan International Bulk Terminal Ltd (PIBTL). Earlier this year, PIBTL awarded the PKR12.5bn EPC contract to China Harbour Engineering Co Ltd (CHE). The technical specifications relating to the plant and the equipment were finalised and PIBTL has appointed a German consultant to procure the equipment, which is expected to be finalised in the coming year. PIBTL will be the country's first terminal to hand...

In search of stabilisation

07 November 2014, Published under Cement News

After reaching a peak in 2011, Moroccan cement demand has weakened and since 2012 initiated a slowdown that has continued through 2014.  Mohamed Chaïbi, president of the Association Professionnelle des Cimentiers (APC), speaks to ICR about the current status and expected trends for the domestic market and production base. Mohamed Chaïbi, chairman of the Association Professionelle des Cimentiers, explains how the Moroccan cement industry has continued to press ahead in the face o...

LatAm: growth and challenges

08 September 2014, Published under Cement News

With the XXXI FICEM Technical Congress on the horizon in the Dominican Republic, Scotiabank GBM provides an overview of recent activity in the Latin American cement market. It finds favourable market dynamics in most areas of the region but also key challenges ranging from stretched capacity to supply glut. By Francisco Suarez & Ramón Obeso, Scotiabank Inverlat SA, Mexico. While the Latin American market can look forward to a period of growth, both local overcapacity and supply sho...

Latin American moves

13 June 2013, Published under Cement News

Latin America is a region that is witnessing increasing cement demand and renewed investment in cement plant capacity. In the second part of a Latin American round-up, CemNet looks at the latest developments in the cement markets of Mercosur associates Colombia, Chile and Peru. Cementos Yura SA has once more decided to place an order with Loesche America for a clinker/additives grinding plant which will be installed in Arequipa, Peru, at 2600m above sea level Colombia Bri...

Strategic terminal operations

19 September 2012, Published under Cement News

To capitalise on the expanding regional markets of Kaliningrad, Murmansk and Arkhangelsk, HeidelbergCement has expanded its operations in the area via three import terminals. Through these key investments, the group imports cement from its Swedish and Norwegian production units which puts it in a prime position to increase its local sales and capture a greater share of the market. Irina Efimova and Anna Borisova of HeidelbergCement Russia take us through the expansion projects. The 20...