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Algeria’s Djendjen port becomes cement export hub

Djendjen, Algeria (PortSEurope) October 24, 2018 – Cement makers are stepping up their exports through the Algerian port of Djendjen, which is becoming a hub for the traffic of building materials.

About 500,000 tonnes will be exported by the end of 2018 by Groupe industriel des ciments d’Algérie (GICA – Industrial Cement Group of Algeria), the Swiss company LafargeHolcim Ltd and the local Biskria Cement SPA.  Abdesselem Bouab, general manager of the port of Djendjen, underlined that the port expects to accelerate cement export operations in 2019 to a total of 2.5 million tonnes.

New prospects are also emerging with other producers, including the group ETRHB Haddad (Entreprise des travaux routiers, hydrauliques et bâtiments)which prepares, according to Bouab, the export of cement produced in Djelfa where it operates a plant with an annual capacity of 2 million tonnes.

A concession for the storage of quantities to be exported has already been granted by the port of Djendjen to the operator but the director of the port authority considers that it is premature to talk about the quantities to be exported by ETRHB as the contract has not yet been signed.

Source: El Watan

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