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Expired cement floods Philippine market

25 August 2017, Published under Cement News

The National Coalition of Filipino Consumers (NCFC) has discovered expired, mislabelled and unlabelled cement being sold both in Metro Manila and in the regions of La Union, Davao and Caloocan City. "We were actually able to buy expired cement in La Union and in Davao, and that’s just an initial sampling. We're sure there are more substandard cement in other parts of the country being offered to unsuspecting consumers," NCFC Spokesman and Legal Counsel Oliver San Antonio said. The group...

DTI campaign against 'substandard' cement imports receives backing

18 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement importers put their support behind the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) campaign to prevent the entry of 'substandard' imported cement into the Philippines, reports the Business Mirror. In a news statement, Col Dani Enriquez (Ret), also the executive director of the Philippine Cement Importers Association (PCIA), stated that cement importers are one with the DTI to restrict the entrance of substandard cement in the country. "We are categorically against importation of sub...

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 ...

Pakistan exports of cement show dismal figure in 6MFY2016-17

26 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement exporters have earned revenues of US$16.36m on exports of 309,868t cement in December 2016, compared to US$23.68m on 455,720t of exports in the previous month. These figures represent a MoM decline in dollar value and volumes of 32 and 30 per cent, respectively. However, when compared with December 2015 (434,967t with a value of US$22.89m), volumes decreased by 28.76 per cent and the value was down by 28.50 per cent, according to the country's Federal Bureau of Statist...

Black market cement traders caught in western India

24 January 2017, Published under Cement News

Thane police on Tuesday claimed to closed down an illegal trade in cement, wherein waste cement from railway yard warehsoue is collected and sold under the name of renowned brands. A raid was conducted at Balkum, Sr Police Inspector, Niteen Thackeray, said. Five people were accused were found collecting waste cement unloaded at the railway yards at Kalwa, Thane, Kalyan and Mulund railway stations. They used to package the collected cement in gunny bags with brand names and sell them at reg...

USA: preliminary August cement shipments total 9.41Mt

16 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Preliminary data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) for US shipments of cement in August 2016 estimate that Portland and blended cement totalled 9.41Mt in the month. This is up on July’s cement shipments of Portland and blended cements which reached 7.14Mt. For YTD, end-August, US shipments of cement totalled 61.4Mt. The Mountain and Pacific district had the highest cement produced with1.91Mt during August. California made up the bulk of that output with 0.92Mt of shipments. Missouri was ...

Ghana: Union calls on Government to protect local cement industry

15 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Dr Ekwow Spio Garbrah, Ghana's Trade and Industry Minister, is being encouraged by the Industrial and Commercial Workers’ Union (ICU) Ghana to take immediate action to defend the local cement industry. Solomon Kotei, the general secretary of the union, called on the government to immediately "as per Legislative Instrument 2240, put a regulation on quotas and sign and clear the license approval process with the Cement Monitoring Committee." Cement producers grievances include: "under d...

Azerbaijan: domestic cement production to be protected against imports

06 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Azerbaijan's government has decided to change the import procedures of cement and clinker among other goods to protect domestic production from imports.    This decision is an essential part of integrated measures, aimed at protection of domestic production, Sahil Babayev, deputy economy minister of Azerbaijan told AzTV channel. Babayev said that increasing the customs duties on some goods imported from abroad must not influence the cost of local production and the ministry will take...

Pakistan: northern plants register strong July sales

10 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Domestic cement sales in Pakistan rose 12.38 per cent YoY to 2.018Mt in July 2016 from 1.8Mt in July 2015 as large government-funded infrastructure projects pushed up demand, according to data from the All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA). The heavy monsoon rains slowed down construction activities in many parts of the country, but analysts said the overall revenue of the domestic cement industry is expected to grow in the coming years on the back of higher sales v...

Seizing opportunities

08 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos has expanded rapidly over the last decade from a local Colombian company to a multinational cement, concrete and aggregates player, competing successfully in a global business environment. ICR speaks with Cementos Argos’ CEO, Juan Esteban Calle, about the company’s continued rise. Juan Esteban Calle, CEO of Cementos Argos By the end of 2015 Cementos Argos had transformed its operations to encompass nine integrated cement plants in Colombia, three in the US and one...