Stealthgas focuses on fleet replacement - 26/05/2015

Stealthgas has reported first quarter revenues of $35.7m, up 5.3% on a year ago, reflecting the larger fleet.

Heniff takes over Horizon - 22/05/2015

Heniff Transportation Systems has acquired Horizon Tank Lines, extending its footprint into the south-eastern US.

NCG buys SA IBC cage maker - 20/05/2015

Mauser's National Container Group (NCG) reconditioning arm is to acquire the IBC cage manufacturing line of South Africa's Megapak Drums, itself a licensee of Mauser Maschinentechnik.

IMCD takes big stake in Cachat - 20/05/2015

IMCD is to acquire 80% of the US-based MF Cachat Company, including 100% of its MJS Sales arm.

Record year for Helm - 20/05/15

Hamburg-headquartered Helm has achieved its second-best result in its 114-year history.

Brenntag buys in Spain - 20/05/15

Brenntag has acquired Quimicas Meroño, a distributor of industrial chemicals in Cartagena, Spain, for €10.3m.

Rinchem opens Phoenix warehouse - 20/05/15

Rinchem has opened a new 7,400-m² chemical warehousing and logistics facility in Arizona.

NuStar expands propane delivery capacity - 20/05/15

NuStar Energy and CHS Inc have created a strategic alliance to help CHS increase the supply of propane to meet increasing demand in the upper mid-west US.

Oiltanking jv starts work in South Africa - 20/05/15

Oiltanking MOGS Saldanha has commenced FEED work on its planned 13.2m-bbl crude oil blending and storage terminal in Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

BW on an LPG high - 20/05/15

BW LPG has reported strong first quarter results, with EBITDA up 56% over the same period last year at $80.4m and timecharter equivalent earnings up around 30% at $130.6m.

Tesoro exceeds new tank car standards - 19/05/15

Tesoro Refining & Marketing is taking delivery this year of new tank cars designed in cooperation with Union Tank Car.

Team Tankers full ahead - 13/05/15

Team Tankers International has reported EBITDA of $14.3m for the first quarter, its first reporting period since taking over the Eitzen Chemical operation.

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