明報訪問

迪拜基建需求大 企業設綠色水泥廠 2020年主辦世博會 新例提高環保要求



【明報專訊】中美貿易戰愈演愈烈,再次令人想到分散投資。迪拜因為優越的地理位置,貿易和交通網絡發達,兼且稅制吸引,又獲得2020年世界博覽會主辦權,再度成為政府及商界呼籲拓展的新興市場。有孟加拉公司比港商更具眼光,早已看中當地龐大的基建需求,以及新法規要求,正在當地投資設廠,準備生產「綠色水泥」,預料明年底投產。

順承集團(Shun Shing Group)共同創辦人兼董事總經理Ikram Ahmed Khan表示,公司是與他兩名兄長於1988年在孟加拉成立,最初是一間從事水泥等商品貿易的家庭式公司,1990年來香港設立控股公司。由2001年起,集團先後在孟加拉開設了兩間水泥廠,並成立航運公司。

Ikram Ahmed Khan表示,在8年前,集團已曾在迪拜購入一幅工業用地,準備在當地設廠生產綠色水泥;因迪拜經濟其後轉差,所以暫時押後投資計劃,將地皮轉讓給其他公司。直至3年前,決定重新推行在迪拜設廠生產綠色水泥的計劃。

他解釋,因為近年迪拜經濟好轉之外,當地在2015年通過新法例,強制新建築物必須使用綠色水泥。所謂綠色水泥(Green Cement),其實是一半由水泥、一半由礦渣(Slag,煉鋼廠的副產品)壓搾加工混合而成。綠色水泥除了可以將礦渣消耗掉,減少廢物以及生產過程中的碳排放,以及售價略低及長遠的強度較普通水泥為佳。

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Interview - Green Cement Plant

An increase in Dubai’s infrastructure leads Enterprises to set up green cement plants



[Ming Pao News Reports] Dubai, to host the World Expo in 2020, sets new legislation to improve environmental protection requirements. The Sino-US trade war has intensified, and once again it is thought to diversify investment. Due to its superior geographical location, developed trade and transportation network, and the attraction of the tax system, Dubai has also won the right to host the 2020 World Expo and has once again become an emerging market that the government and the business community have called for expansion. Some Bangladeshi companies have more insights than Hong Kong companies. They have already taken advantage of the huge local infrastructure needs and new regulatory requirements. They are investing in local factories to prepare for the production of “green cement”, which is expected to be put into operation by the end of next year.

Ikram Ahmed Khan, Co-founder and Managing Director of Shun Shing Group, said that the company was founded in Bangladesh in 1988 with his two brothers. It was originally a family-owned company engaged in the trade of cement and other commodities. In 1990 they established a holding company in Hong Kong. Since 2001, the group has opened two cement plants in Bangladesh and established a shipping company.

Eight years ago, the group had purchased an industrial land in Dubai and was preparing to set up a factory to produce green cement. As the Dubai economy turned around, it temporarily postponed the investment plan and transferred the land to other companies. Until three years ago, it was decided to re-implement ...

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Global Trading Meeting in Hong Kong

Internal Launch of Cemcoa

Cemcoa’s trading teams from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas came together in Hong Kong in April to discuss markets, business opportunities and explore synergies.
First on the agenda was the launch of the new Cemcoa brand for the Group’s international trading operations, followed by team presentations on regional and commodities status and opportunities. The motivational speaker Rob Lilwall infused the teams with energy and perspective, closing the first day.

On the following morning, teams discussed specific operational issues with colleagues in trade execution, ship operations, and finance. While the afternoon was action packed with a competitive ‘treasure hunt’ on Hong Kong island that culminated in prizes, dinner, music and Directors’ closing remarks.