Caribbean Cement Company Limited is exporting 3,100 metric tonnes of cement to the Turks and Caicos Islands, making it the third shipment of cement by the company within the last few months.

Last September and November, 3,500 metric tonnes each of the low-carbon high-early (HE) strength industrial cement was exported to the islands.

This latest shipment of HE is expected to be used for housing, commercial, and other infrastructural projects.  

Newly appointed Managing Director of Caribbean Cement Company Limited, Jorge Martinez, reiterated that the company will continue to undertake these kinds of exports to other countries, while prioritizing the local demand for cement.

“These exports show the increased capacity at our Rockfort Plant. We can supply a greater portion of the local market with our proudly produced Jamaican cement but will make ready the available spare for export,” he said.  

Mr. Martinez indicated that a more ambitious plan for exports will be in place in 2025 following the next phase of the company’s expansion efforts.   

Meanwhile, Supply Chain Manager, Angel Rivera, has indicated that this latest shipment meaningfully demonstrates the export capabilities of the company and that “Carib Cement will ensure the customer gets it on time”.

Additionally, Mr. Rivera noted that the export will have a concomitant effect on the Jamaican economy.

“It is very important for Jamaica’s economy. It provides an avenue for revenue generation through trade and job creation. Exporting cement will help Carib Cement utilize its production capacity to not only support the local cement industry but around the Caribbean region,” he said.

The Turks and Caicos Islands have experienced a surge in construction activities, particularly in the real estate sector, with significant growth recorded in single-family home construction compared to previous years. This trend reflects the increasing demand for quality building materials, including cement, across the islands.

Caribbean Cement Company Limited remains committed to supporting sustainable development initiatives and meeting the evolving needs of customers in the Caribbean region.

Setting Sail: 3,100 metric tonnes of low-carbon high-early strength cement Bound for the Turks and Caicos Islands.
A jumbo bag of high-early strength cement being packed on a barge at the Carib Cement pier on February 12. The cement will be shipped to the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Contractors work to load a jumbo bag of high-early strength cement aboard a barge destined for the Turks and Caicos Island, on February 12