News

Say goodbye to Simon - 18/12/2014

Simon Storage is to change its name to Inter Terminals as from January 1.

Banner buys Stowlin - 17/12/2014

UK-based Banner Chemicals is to acquire the entire share capital of Stowlin Ltd from its owner Nigel Sullivan.

Riverside invests in Malaysia - 12/12/2014

Global private equity firm the Riverside Company has acquired Drex-Chem Malaysia, a speciality chemical distributor based near Kuala Lumpur.

RID 2015 online - 12/12/2014

The 2015 text of the RID regulations have been made available online by OTIF.

Brenntag adds Colombian capability - 11/12/14

Brenntag has agreed to acquire SurtiQuímicos, a distributor of speciality chemicals headquartered in Bogotá, Colombia.

Pilot and Thomas combine to serve oilfields - 11/12/14

Pilot Logistics Services and Thomas Petroleum have merged to form Pilot Thomas Logistics.

ND wants conditioned oil in rail tanks - 10/12/14

North Dakota's Industrial Commission has approved an order requiring Bakken crude oil to be ‘conditioned’ before being shipped by rail.

CFATS authorisation passes Senate - 10/12/14

The US Senate has passed the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014 (HR 4007).

Burgan good to go - 10/12/14

Burgan Cape Terminals has received approval from South Africa’s National Energy Regulator, Nersa, to proceed with construction of its planned oil storage facility in Cape Town Harbour.

IATA offers advice on lithium batteries - 09/12/14

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published the first edition of its Lithium Battery Risk Mitigation Guidance for Operators.

CDI-T update ready to roll - 08/12/14

The Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI) has released the sixth edition of its CDI Terminal Inspection Report, which will go live on February 27.

ICS updates chemship safety guide - 08/12/14

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a new edition of its Chemical Tanker Safety Guide, recognised as the definitive safety document for chemship operators.

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