News

More gas from Gate - 31/10/2014

The partners in the Gate LNG terminal in Rotterdam have lined up €76m funding to expand breakbulk infrastructure at the facility.

Exmar does well from VLGCs - 30/10/2014

Exmar NV has reported turnover of $110.8m for the first nine months of 2014, virtually unchanged from a year ago.

Hoyer picks up in-plant transport contract - 30/10/2014

Hoyer has won a three-year contract to handle in-plant transport operations for a "global leader" in healthcare products.

CSB alert on chemistry classes - 30/10/2014

The US Chemical Safety Board has released a safety bulletin on the prevention of accidents in educational demonstrations involving flammable chemicals.

More rail rules in Canada - 29/10/14

Transport Canada has put in place further measures to address recommendations made by the Transportation Safety Board after its investigation of the July 2013 Lac-Mégantic derailment and explosion.

EFTCO helps with tank entry safety - 27/10/14

The European Federation of Tank Cleaning Organisations has developed guidelines for safe tank entry.

Land-use planning under Seveso III - 23/10/14

The UK Department for Communities and Local Government has opened a consultation on the role of planning in preventing major accident hazards involving hazardous substances.

Quala to add Georgia depot - 23/10/14

North American depot chain and tank services provider Quala has broken ground on its new state-of-the-art facility in Savannah, Georgia.

Hoover CS opens Perth hub - 23/10/14

Hoover Container Solutions' Australian subsidiary has moved to a larger and newly renovated facility in Perth to accommodate its expansion in the region.

LOMAC to provide third-party methanol service - 22/10/14

LOMAC Canada has signed an agreement for the third-party sale and distribution of speciality chemicals and methanol with Quadra Chemicals.

New Schütz plant for Missouri - 22/10/14

Schütz has announced plans to open a new plant in St Joseph, Missouri that is expected to start manufacturing as yet unspecified products during the first quarter of next year.

Funds for Biesterfeld - 22/10/14

The Hannover Finanz Group is to acquire a 28.6% stake in Germany's Biesterfeld, subject to regulatory approval.

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  • To the point

    It’s an odd aspect of the dangerous goods sector: many DG experts aren’t necessarily trained in chemistry. Rather, then fall into it from the logistics or legal side.

  • 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’.