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 Peruvian cement market expands 9% in July
International - 20 August 2019

Peruvian cement market expands 9% in July

Peru’s cement consumption increased 9.1 per cent YoY to 983,000t in July 2019 when compared with the previous-year’s equivalent month, which saw demand at 901,000t, according to the country’s cement association, Asocem. Output from Asocem members edged up by 4.9 per cent to 858,000t in July 2019 when compared with an output of 818,000t in July 2018. Domestic supply was supplemented by 52,10...

International - 21 August 2019

Vietnamese cement deliveries advance by 30% in July

Cement dispatches by Vietnamese producers surged by 30 per cent YoY to 8.08Mt in July, according to data by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA). When compared with the previous month, deliveries were up eight per cent. Domestic sales improved by 21 per cent to 5.794Mt when compared with July 2018. VICEM saw its sales increase by 15 per cent YoY to 1.878Mt while its joint-ventures ...

Trading - 16 August 2019

AGMK contracted to supply cement to Afghanistan

Uzbekistan’s Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (AGMK) plans to ship several batches of cement to Afghanistan by the end of the year, after signing a number of supply contracts in July. The cement will reportedly be used for the construction of infrastructure and social facilities in the country, according to the company. The deliveries will be made from its Jizzakh and Sherabad plants. ...

Freight Markets - 19 June 2019

UBC and Baltrader form joint cement shipping alliance

Baltrader, based in Hamburg, Germany, and United Bulk Carriers (UBC), headquartered in Philadelphia, USA, have signed an agreement to jointly market their respective fleets of pneumatic cement carriers under the name Cement Carrier Alliance (CCA). The new set-up will be able to offer a wider range of vessel sizes, ranging from 3000t to 14,000dwt.  “As two independent partners motivated by ...

Corporate - 21 August 2019

Argos Panamá submits EIS for Balboa clinker plant

Argos Panamá SA has submitted an environmental impact study for its Balboa project to the country’s Environment Ministry. The new clinker plant will be built on a 18ha plot in Buena Vista, Colón province. The works will include limestone crushers, raw material grinding and clinker production equipment as well as conveyors, according to CentralAmericaData. The project represents an investment...

Environmental - 20 August 2019

Chilean cement plant faces local opposition

The planned cement plant by Inversiones Orange in San Bernardo, Greater Santiago, Chile, is not welcome with the local population. While the project has not yet secured authorisation, the facility is expected to impact local transport and people’s health due to the number of trucks and the toxic effects of clinker, according to the environmental coordinator of El Bosque and San Bernardo. If ...

Recent Orders - 13 August 2019

Cruz Azul orders two Loesche petcoke VRMs

CYCNA (Cruz Azul group) commissioned a Loesche cement grinding plant in Tepezalá, Mexico, last year, and this summer two more Loesche coal grinding plants for petcoke grinding will be installed at the Lagunas and Hidalgo cement plants. The Loesche LM46.2+2 CS cement mill was commissioned in August 2018 at the Tepezalá cement plant and is guaranteed to grind at a capacity of 110tph but has bee...