HCB at at TSA today - Come say hi - 18/09/2014

We are at the TSA conference today at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry today. Come and meet us and grab a free magazine!

IGF Code a step closer - 16/09/2014

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.

FRA acts on train securement - 08/09/2014

The US Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has published an NPRM on the securement of unattended equipment.

Suttons buys Imperial - 02/09/2014

The Suttons Group has acquired the UK road tanker assets of Imperial Tankers, which it describes as “one of the largest bulk chemical transport companies in the UK”.

Suttons goes shopping in Singapore - 29/08/14

Suttons International has acquired IS Logistics Group, a Singapore-based supply chain and logistics service provider for the chemical manufacturing industry.

Stealthgas temporarily weaker - 29/08/14

Stealthgas has reported second quarter net income of $4.7m, down from $5.1m for the same period last year, despite an increase in revenues from $30.3m to $31.9m.

PHMSA's plans for harmonisation - 25/08/14

US PHMSA has published its proposals for its biennial rulemaking to harmonise with the international rule changes that will come into force next year.

Mauser in Mexico - 22/08/14

Mauser has established Mauser International Mexico (MIM), a joint venture with Monterrey-based Servicios Ambientales Internacionales (SAI).

IATA reveals 2015 DGR changes - 22/08/14

IATA has published a summary of the main changes that will appear in the 56th edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations, which take effect this coming January 1.

Mixed fortunes for Odfjell - 22/08/14

Odfjell SE has reported improved revenues for the second quarter, up 7.4% over last year at $275m.

Vopak weaker as expected - 20/08/14

Royal Vopak has recorded a 10% fall in group operating profit for the first half year, on revenues virtually unchanged at €647.2m.

PHMSA initiates rulemaking on SP procedures - 12/08/14

PHMSA has issued an NPRM under HM-233E, detailing proposals to revise the Hazardous Materials Regulations to include the standard operating procedures and criteria use to evaluate applications for special permits and approvals.

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  • 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’.

  • Headline of the month

    There are days when one is brought up short by a headline, usually in a local newspaper. This month’s arresting title was this: ‘Screaming man found with dead raccoon in Mukilteo’.