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Brazil's cement sales rise 6% in 5M19
International - 12 June 2019

Brazil's cement sales rise 6% in 5M19

In May apparent cement consumption (domestic sales plus imports) in Brazil increased 27.7 per cent YoY to 4.6Mt, according to the country's cement association, SNIC. The sharp rise reflects the 10-day nationwide truckers' strike in May 2018 that damaged economic activity and saw domestic cement sales down by 0.9Mt. Sales were up 30.5 per cent in the key southeast market to 2.262Mt, while the n...

International - 17 June 2019

Cemtech Asia 2019: sustainability in Asia's cement industry

Cemtech Asia 2019 has opened its doors to delegates from over 35 countries across the regional cement industry, which is being held at the Avani+ Riverside hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, between 16-19 June. Cemtech Asia 2019 discusses pathways to a low-carbon future Thomas Armstrong, managing director of International Cement Review, began the proceedings by welcoming delegates to Ba...

Trading - 10 June 2019

Belarus BUCE to facilitate exports to Hungary

The Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange (BUCE) is looking to facilitate exports of Belarusian construction materials to Hungary. A Belarusian delegation visited Budapest on 3-6 June to explore the possibility of exporting Belarusian construction materials to Hungary via the commodity exchange. Deputy Architecture and Construction Minister, Oleg Shvets, who headed up the delegation, the...

Freight Markets - 17 June 2019

Cosco Shipping Bulk signs logistics agreement with Conch

Cosco Shipping Bulk has signed an agreement with Conch Logistics, the logistics business of China-based Anhui Conch Group. The two companies will jointly develop the cement logistics business, reports Splash 247. Anhui Conch ordered four 12,500dwt bulk carriers at Jiandong Shipyard with delivery scheduled in 2020. Cosco Shipping Bulk operates the largest bulker fleet in the world with total...

Corporate - 17 June 2019

Cembureau elects new president and vice-president

The European cement association, Cembureau, has appointed its new president and vice-president at its general assembly in Helsinki, Finland, on 14 June 2019. Raoul de Parisot, advisor to the chairman and CEO of Vicat, will take over as president from Gonçalo Salazar Leite, vice-president of SECIL. Isidoro Miranda Fernandez, CEO of LafargeHolcim Spain, is Cembureau’s new vice-president. Spea...

Environmental - 17 June 2019

Environmental groups oppose Calero Risso plant

The building of a cement plant at Calero Risso in Paraguay, proposed by Jiménez Gaona y Lima under the name of Cementos Concepcion, has met with further disapproval from environmental groups. The area includes the Risso Cave, where important fossils were discovered, including microfossils that are 550m years old and said to be the first organisms on the planet with a skeleton. The Paraguaya...

Recent Orders - 13 June 2019

Siam City Cement will use AI to improve its supply chain

Siam City Cement aims to upgrade its business chain using Krungsri Supply Chain on Blockchain Innovation, an AI deep learning technology. "The Krungsri Supply Chain on Blockchain is another successful development that will help make the purchasing, sales and various documentation systems making up the product supply chain of Siam City Cement Group faster and more accurate," says Mr Saym Prasi...