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EAPCC results dampened by maintenance work

EAPCC results dampened by maintenance work

The shutdown of East Africa Portland Cement Company’s clinker and packing units resulted in a pretax loss of KES124 million in the six months to 31 December 2014.

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Lightening the load of logistics: part 1

Lightening the load of logistics: part 1

Jeff Stobbart, National Logistics Manager UK, Aggregate Industries, explains how the company has identified new practices and ways of working to streamline its logistics strategy across its divisions.

Cement factsheet: Southeast Asia

Cement factsheet: Southeast Asia

An infographic on Southeast Asia, the subject of the regional report in World Cement’s March 2015 issue.

China: cement production up and coal output down in 2014

China: cement production up and coal output down in 2014

According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, cement output increased by 2.3% y/y in 2014 while coal production fell by 2.5% y/y.

Are Holcim shareholders happy with Lafarge merger?

Are Holcim shareholders happy with Lafarge merger?

A Bloomberg report suggests that some Holcim shareholders may feel that they are getting the worse end of the proposed deal with Lafarge.

 

CIM auction raises more than US$800 000

CIM auction raises more than US$800 000

The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program has announced that its 10th annual auction at World of Concrete 2015 raised over US$800 000.

Indian cement makers will raise prices

Indian cement makers will raise prices

Additional pressure on costs from higher taxes and freight rates will lead to higher cement prices.

Cementos Portland Valderrivas provides positive EBITDA contribution to parent company FCC

Cementos Portland Valderrivas provides positive EBITDA contribution to parent company FCC

Spain’s FCC Group has reported a 12.1% rise in EBITDA to €804 million in 2014.

GCC reports a 9% rise in cement sales volumes in 2014

GCC reports a 9% rise in cement sales volumes in 2014

Grupo Cimentos de Chihuahua had a positive 2014, with a 19.1% increase in total sales and an 87.4% increase in operating income.

 

Cemex announces the pricing of Senior Secured Notes

Cemex announces the pricing of Senior Secured Notes

Cemex has announced the pricing of its Euro Notes and US Dollar Notes, due 2023 and 2025, respectively.

CCCL reports a 45% rise in export clinker and cement sales volumes for 2014

CCCL reports a 45% rise in export clinker and cement sales volumes for 2014

Caribbean Cement Company Ltd announces an improvement in profit before tax in 2014, rising from a loss of US$3 million to a positive US$256 million.

Colombia: domestic dispatches of grey cement up 14.5% in January 2015

Colombia: domestic dispatches of grey cement up 14.5% in January 2015

In the first month of 2015, Colombian grey cement production increased by 8.4% y/y and domestic dispatches grew to 927 800 t.

Sika reports record figures for FY14

Sika reports record figures for FY14

Sika has reported a 28% increase in net profit, attributed to increased sales and disciplined cost management.

 

Dome inflated at PrimePort for Holcim New Zealand

Dome inflated at PrimePort for Holcim New Zealand

A new 33 m high dome has been inflated at PrimePort in Timaru as part of the new storage project for Holcim New Zealand.

Cement news highlights: 23 – 27 February

Cement news highlights: 23 – 27 February

A look back at this week’s industry news, from road safety to cement carriers.

2015 International Safety Award winners announced

2015 International Safety Award winners announced

Some 514 organisations were recognised by the British Safety Council in the 2015 International Safety Awards.

Safer HGVs showcased at CLOCS

Safer HGVs showcased at CLOCS

The Construction Logistics and Cycle Safety event showcased safer HGVs from Scania, Volvo, Mercedes Benz and more.

 

 
 

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