News

PHMSA proposes to adopt more SPs in HMR - 30/01/2015

US PHMSA has issued an NPRM proposing to roll a number of existing special permits into the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

A good year for Exmar - 29/01/2015

Exmar has reported provisional consolidated turnover of $163.5m for 2014, up from a restated $121.6m in 2013.

STC stronger than expected - 29/01/2015

Stolt Tank Containers has reported operating revenue of $135.8m for the three months to end November 2014, down from $137.3m in the previous quarter, in line with usual seasonal demand patterns.

Stolthaven slightly bigger, slightly better - 29/01/2015

Stolthaven Terminals has reported operating revenue of $57.9m for the quarter to end November 2014, up from $54.4m in the previous period.

Stolt Tankers' improvement limited - 29/01/15

Stolt Tankers enjoyed its strongest quarter of the year in the final period of 2014, parent Stolt-Nielsen Ltd reports, with an operating profit of $8.6m, compared to $8.4m in its third quarter.

RPC intros UN-approved jerrycan - 28/01/15

RPC Containers has unleashed a new 5-litre co-extruded blow-moulded jerrycan specially designed for the chemicals and solvents markets.

MBO at Safic-Alcan - 28/01/15

The management team of France's Safic-Alcan, together with the Sagard and Euromezzanine private equity funds, has acquired control of the company from Parquest Capital.

Nordic Tankers on the move - 27/01/15

Nordic Tankers is to consolidate all its headquarters activities in Denmark at a new office in Tuborg Havn, Copenhagen.

Watch out for e-cigs, FAA warns - 27/01/15

The US Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Safety Alert for Operators regarding the carriage of e-cigarettes by passengers.

PHMSA's latest miscellany - 23/01/15

US PHMSA has issued an NPRM proposing a number of miscellaneous changes to 49 CFR as a result of industry petitions, NTSB recommendations and its own review of the HMR.

Watco in major terminal deal with Kinder Morgan - 23/01/15

Kinder Morgan has reached an agreement to sell 31 terminal facilities to Watco Companies.

Less liquids at Rotterdam - 20/01/15

Liquid bulk throughput at the Port of Rotterdam fell 2.1% last year to 202.5m tonnes.

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