Enterprise to build world's largest ethane terminal - 23/04/2014

Enterprise Products is to build a fully refrigerated ethane export facility in Texas and already has long-term contracts in place to support the development.

Vopak decline continues - 23/04/2014

Vopak has reported first quarter EBITDA of €179.6m, down 5% on the equivalent figure for last year, on revenues of €318.0m, slightly below last year’s €321.5m.

Schütz drums to be made in Israel - 16/04/2014

Schütz has signed a deal with Israeli producer Mobilak for the manufacturing its F1 tight-head plastics drums under licence.

Suttons bags Bayer work in China - 16/04/2014

Suttons Transport Group has been awarded an integrated service contract by Bayer MaterialScience in China.

Vopak EOS trims costs - 16/04/14

Vopak’s Estonian joint venture, Vopak EOS, is planning to “re-align the organisation” over the course of this year as a response to changes in the local market.

Pengerang gets first cargo - 15/04/14

The new Pengerang terminal in Malaysia received its first cargo this week from the product tanker Vinalines Glory.

Emco Wheaton marine loading arms boost US barging - 14/04/14

Emco Wheaton is supplying 11 new marine loading arms (MLAs) to a major US-based oil company's new barge loading facilities across the country.

ICAO to act on lithium batteries - 09/04/14

ICAO’s working group on lithium batteries, meeting this week in Montreal, has agreed to place a prohibition on the carriage of lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft.

Matcon moves shop - 09/04/14

UK-headquartered IBC maker Matcon is to relocate its US operations from Sewell, New Jersey to a new site in Elmhurst, Illinois. 

Krahn buys in Italy - 09/04/14

Germany's Krahn Chemie has acquired a majority stake in Pietro Carini, a Milan-based speciality chemicals distributor with a focus on the plastics, rubber, adhesives, sealants, inks and coatings sectors.

Koole takes Westway's European terminals - 04/04/14

Koole Tanktransport has completed the acquisition of Westway Group’s four remaining bulk liquids storage terminals in Europe.

Reminder on IBC fire safety - 03/04/14

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is leading a multi-agency initiative to raise awareness of the fire hazards associated with IBCs containing flammable or combustible liquids.

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    Back to Portland, Oregon, where the city last month drained 38m gallons of drinking water from a reservoir after a 19-year-old was seen urinating into it, only three weeks after it had been drained for its annual spring clean.

  • Who was that man?

    A macabre mystery unfolded in Warrick county, Indiana, in February when operations at the Alcoa plant were held up by a foreign body on the coal conveyor belt. Well, a body anyway – the company is not sure if it was foreign. 

  • Unhappy landings

    Indigo Airlines, a low-cost Indian operator, had to divert its Singapore to Madras flight one day last month, after a passenger reported a suspicious package in a toilet.