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Cembureau highlights role of cement industry in EU plastic waste disposal
Environmental - 17 January 2018

Cembureau highlights role of cement industry in EU plastic waste disposal

Following the European Commission's initiative to develop a dedicated plastics strategy in a circular economy, published on 16 January, the European cement association, Cembureau, has highlighted the part played by the cement industry in reducing plastic waste. Apart from the importance of the need for a ban on landfill of recoverable and recyclable waste, the organisation urges policymaker...

International - 23 January 2018

Nepal cement manufacturers ordered to decrease prices

The government of Nepal has directed cement companies to decrease the price of cement within three days, reports myRepública. This follows a price hike of 10-16 per cent in some regions, while factory input cost has only increased 7-9 per cent. "This is the case of the artificial price hike. That is why we have asked cement manufacturers to roll back the price hike decision within three days...

Trading - 17 January 2018

Egypt cement exports rise 49% in 2017

Egypt's cement exports increased 49 per cent during 2017 to reach US$94m, compared to US$63m in 2016, according to a report from the General Organization for Exports and Imports Control. Egypt's exports of construction materials' sector also rose three per cent in 2017 to US$5.08bn, compared to US$4.92bn a year earlier, according to the Export Council for Building Materials (ECBM). Meanwhi...

Freight Markets - 16 January 2018

Cebo Marine's ship undergoes upgrade in capacity

Cebo Marine’s cement carrier, 'Lelie C', has undergone maintenance works and an upgrade to its capacity, according to The Motorship. Netherlands-based Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf completed the upgrade which included installing eight new cement silos, each with a 40m 3 capacity. "Two years ago, we installed the original tanks from the Ritske, a vessel belonging to the same client, and now we...

Corporate - 23 January 2018

Bizerte sees 4% rise in turnover, but debt weighs

Tunisia-based Société Les Ciments de Bizerte improved its turnover by 3.7 per cent to TND63.7m when compared with TND61.4m in 2016. The company’s cement and lime deliveries increased by 3.2 per cent from 607,050t to 626,591t in 2017. Clinker production increased by just under seven per cent. Les Ciments de Bizerte expects to commission new quay facilities in the first quarter of 2018 to...

Environmental - 23 January 2018

N+P's new Teeside Subcoal® plant will come on-stream in 3Q18

N+P is investing in a new Subcoal ® facility, which is being constructed in Teesside, UK. Once erected, this will be one of the most modern alternative fuel producing facilities in the world, according to the company. The input capacity of this new facility will be between 200-250,000tpa and will mainly consist of RDF streams with a high calorific value (CV). The output capacity is arou...

Recent Orders - 04 January 2018

Aumund Group to deliver 250t of conveyor equipment to Sherabad plant

Aumund Fördertechnik is in the process of delivering a drag chain package order for Almalyk Mining and Processing (AGMK) for the greenfield Sherabad cement plant in Uzbekistan. Included in the first order, placed last May, are three drag chain conveyors with capacities from 7.5tph to 200tph for discharging limestone, gypsum and pozzolan. This was followed up by a second order in October 2017 ...