Howard Z Skolnik, president and CEO of Skolnik Industries Inc, was presented with the Morris Hershson Award of Merit during the annual meeting of the Reusable Industrial Packaging Association (RIPA) in La Jolla, California, this past October.
CONFERENCE REPORT Improving compliance was the key theme at COSTHA’s annual forum this year, and while some regulatory bodies are doing their best to make compliance easier, technological progress and increasingly complex supply chains are making it harder
MULTIMODAL Nothing concentrates the mind so much as a deadline and the December session of the UN TDG Sub-committee, the last of the biennium, was no exception. Some significant decisions were taken and the agenda for the new biennium looks just as ambitious
MULTIMODAL There is nothing like a deadline to concentrate the mind, and the UN experts came to their final session of the last biennium with plenty on their plate. The decisions they made have generated some important and lengthy changes to the UN model regulations
DECLARATION Some topics are best avoided in a conversation among friends. When those ‘friends’ are deepsea container lines and their shipper clients, a conversation on inner packaging can get heated. Tim Gossett* tries to bust some myths
Back in the mid-1990s, British Telecom, the UK’s telephone company (and, for younger readers, in those days there was only one) ran a very successful advertising campaign with the slogan: ‘It’s good to talk’.
MULTIMODAL As the scope of the UN model regulations extends into new areas, it is no surprise that the UN experts need time to reflect and consult with individuals even more expert in certain areas. By remitting so many papers back for further work, however, the Sub-committee does seem to have left a lot to be decided at this month’s final session of the current biennium
MULTIMODAL The third session of the current biennium saw the UN experts faced with an extremely long agenda. The number of papers on Class 1 issues meant that the Working Group on Explosives alone needed three days to work through everything. Some major changes have resulted