Land-use planning under Seveso III - 23/10/2014

The UK Department for Communities and Local Government has opened a consultation on the role of planning in preventing major accident hazards involving hazardous substances.

Quala to add Georgia depot - 23/10/2014

North American depot chain and tank services provider Quala has broken ground on its new state-of-the-art facility in Savannah, Georgia.

Hoover CS opens Perth hub - 23/10/2014

Hoover Container Solutions' Australian subsidiary has moved to a larger and newly renovated facility in Perth to accommodate its expansion in the region.

LOMAC to provide third-party methanol service - 22/10/2014

LOMAC Canada has signed an agreement for the third-party sale and distribution of speciality chemicals and methanol with Quadra Chemicals.

New Schütz plant for Missouri - 22/10/14

Schütz has announced plans to open a new plant in St Joseph, Missouri that is expected to start manufacturing as yet unspecified products during the first quarter of next year.

Funds for Biesterfeld - 22/10/14

The Hannover Finanz Group is to acquire a 28.6% stake in Germany's Biesterfeld, subject to regulatory approval.

KM adds to Houston capacity - 14/10/14

Kinder Morgan is planning a $240m investment at its Pasadena and Galena Park terminals on the Houston Ship Channel.

Avance results show strength of VLGC market - 10/10/14

Avance Gas Holdings has reported a net profit of $32.3m for the third quarter, up from $9.6m in the second period.

Stolthaven takes control in Australia - 02/10/14

Stolt-Nielsen Ltd has reached agreement to buy out the remaining 30% of equity in Stolthaven Australasia still held by the founders of Marstel Terminals.

Stolt concerned at tanker market outlook - 02/10/14

Stolt-Nielsen Ltd has reported revenue of $545.4m for the three months to end-August, slightly ahead of the $543.4m posted in the second quarter.

Enterprise buys Oiltanking Partners - 01/10/14

Oiltanking has sold its interest in Oiltanking Partners to Enterprise Products Partners. Oiltanking Partners owns tank storage assets on the Houston Ship Channel and in Beaumont, Texas.

VTG buys AAE - 01/10/14

Germany-headquartered rail logistics giant VTG has acquired the Swiss wagon hire company AAE (Ahaus Alstätter Eisenbahn).

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  • To the point

    It’s an odd aspect of the dangerous goods sector: many DG experts aren’t necessarily trained in chemistry. Rather, then fall into it from the logistics or legal side.

  • Spark up some cigs

    If you talk to regulators, they may well tell you that they struggle to keep up with the hazards posed by new technologies. Lately that has meant power storage systems in particular. 

  • Headline of the month

    Nothing to do with hazardous materials but it grabbed our attention: ‘US police detain giant tortoise after brief chase’.