Latin America

Ball Corporation Expanding Aluminium Beverage Can Operations in Argentina and Paraguay

Ball Corporation Expanding Aluminium Beverage Can Operations in Argentina and Paraguay

In a move aimed at capitalizing on South America’s growing reliance on aluminium beverage cans, Colorado’s Ball Corporation yesterday announced plans to add capacity to operations in Paraguay and Argentina. The company’s announced plans include the addition of a one-line manufacturing plant...

Events

Norsk Hydro Alerts Bauxite Customers of Supply Problems from Brazilian Mine

Norsk Hydro ASA yesterday issued a notice of force majeure to buyers of its bauxite, as a lack of water in the area has prevented Brazilian miner Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN) from delivering sufficient levels of ore to cover its contractual obligations. The firm advised bauxite customers that a drought in the region has […]

First Bauxite Corporation Updates Guyana Government on US$50 MM Mining Project

Canadian mining firm First Bauxite Corporation (FBX) updated Guyana’s president on a US$50 million bauxite project set to begin construction next year. According to a press release from the Ministry of the Presidency, FBX’s president and chief executive officer Alan Roughead contacted Guyana’s Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Thursday and provided an update to […]

Jamaica’s Bauxite Levy Continues to Fund Capital Development: Finance Minister

In response to an opposition leader’s declaration that the country’s bauxite levy is “dead Act just waiting for burial,” Jamaica’s Minister of Finance and the Public Service Audley Shaw assured representatives on Tuesday that the levy is still in place and will continue to fund the Capital Development Fund (CDF) that it has replenished for […]

Jamaican Pols Voice Their Optimism Over Alpart’s Restart Next Month

Telling onlookers of his satisfaction with the prospect of the Alumina Partners of Jamaica plant’s resumption of full production at its bauxite and alumina operations in a matter of weeks, Jamaica’s opposition leader Dr. Peter Phillips toured the facility at St. Elizabeth on Friday. The president of the People’s National Party was joined by fellow […]