PHMSA's plans for harmonisation - 25/08/2014

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 - 22/08/2014

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

IATA reveals 2015 DGR changes - 22/08/2014

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 - 22/08/2014

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.

OPW to buy Liquip - 11/08/14

OPW has agreed to acquire Liquip International, the Australia-based designer and manufacture of bulk liquids handling and storage products for the petroleum, aviation and chemical markets.

PHMSA issues reverse logistics proposals - 09/08/14

PHMSA has issued an NPRM with its proposed requirements covering reverse logistics.

Record quarter for Oiltanking Partners - 08/08/14

Oiltanking Partners has announced record second quarter net income of $42.3m, a 43% increase of the same period last year.

Major ethane charter for Navigator - 07/08/14

Navigator Holdings says it has lined up a 10-year charter for one of the four 35,000-m3 ethylene carriers currently building at Jiangnan Shipyard in China for the Navigator Gas fleet.

Oiltanking lines up Beaumont expansion - 07/08/14

Oiltanking Partners has handed CB&I a $49m-plus EPC contract to build 12 internal floating roof crude oil tanks at the Beaumont terminal in Texas.

Mauser a done deal - 07/08/14

New York-headquartered private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has completed its €1.2bn acquisition of Mauser from Dubai International Capital.

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  • 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’.

  • Caught in the act

    The widespread use of CCTV is making life hard for the average miscreant. Footage from a cashpoint (ATM) in Boulder, Colorado, in May revealed one abortive attempt to get lucky.