News

Odfjell finalises gas ship deal - 01/10/2014

Odfjell SE has closed its previously announced joint venture with Breakwater Capital and Oak Hill Advisors.

Thames Oilport on hold - 26/09/2014

The Thames Oilport project has been put on hold with no new timetable for completion, according to Reuters.

New crude-by-rail standard from API - 26/09/2014

API has published a new set of recommended practices for testing and classifying crude oil for rail shipment and loading it into rail tank cars.

Chemgas adds LNG option - 24/09/2014

Chemgas Barging has christened its latest gas carrier, Scirocco.

K&K proves Turkey route - 24/09/14

Kube & Kubenz has completed the first trial shipment by tank container from Cologne to Turkey.

ADPO and Ineos benefit from Antwerp deal - 23/09/14

ADPO and Ineos Phenol Belgium have come to an agreement that will allow ADPO’s new Liefkenshoek Logistics Hub to have water access to the Scheldt via the existing phenol jetty at the nearby Ineos plant.

Buckeye closes Corpus Christi deal - 23/09/14

Buckeye Partners has completed the previously announced $860m acquisition of the Corpus Christi terminal complex and associated Eagle Ford shale assets in Texas.

VTTI to build South African terminal - 23/09/14

VTTI has taken a 70% stake in Burgan Cape Terminals, which is to build a fuel storage terminal in Cape Town Harbour.

Odfjell to join ethylene pool - 19/09/14

Odfjell Gas is to enter its two ethylene carriers into a pool run by Lauritzen Kosan.

Ethane jv set up by gas ship interests - 19/09/14

Jaccar Holdings and the Hartmann Group have set up a joint venture, United Ethane Carriers, to market and manage a fleet of ethane carriers.

Quality expands North American intermodal service - 18/09/14

US road tanker operator and logistics provider Quality Carriers has launched a new bulk rail intermodal service across North America.

IGF Code a step closer - 16/09/14

IMO’s Sub-committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC) adopted a draft of the new International Code of Safety for Ships using Gases or other Low flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code) at its first session last week.

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  • Headline of the month

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