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 prioritising the local demand for cement.

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.

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.

Carib Cement says this trend reflects the increasing demand for quality building materials, including cement, across the islands.