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The tank history

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30 years ago

A look back at the news in May 1981

HCB May 1981We are not quite old enough to remember ourselves, but we learn from the May 1981 issue of HCB that bulk liquids storage activities on the UK’s east coast began as long ago as 1929,

30 years ago

A look back at what was in the news in April 1981

HCB April 1981One of the joys of revisiting the archive is digging out articles written by old friends in the industry.

30 years ago

A look back at what was in the news in March 1981

Looking back through the old issues of HCB, one is struck not only by how familiar a lot of the discussion is, but also by how the focus of the magazine has shifted over the years.

30 years ago

A look back at what was in the news in February 1981

The February 1981 issue of HCB had a picture of a shiny stainless steel rail tank car on the front cover but the pages inside were very much concerned with maritime matters.

30 years ago

A look back at what was in the news in January 1981

The January 1981 issue of HCB, which marked the beginning of the title’s second year in existence, looks a little more familiar to current readers than those of 1980.

30 years ago

A look back at what was in the news in December 1980

HCB’s final issue of its inaugural year three decades ago started off by looking at IATA’s Restricted Articles Regulations (RAR), which the Bulletin referred to as “the Bible”.

30 years ago

A look back at what was in the news in November 1980

Thirty years ago, the dangerous goods industry in general was still coming to terms with containerised freight.

30 years ago

A look back at what was in the news in October 1980

The Bulletin’s October 1980 issue began by revisiting the Asia Freighter incident, which it called “one of the most quoted of past maritime dangerous goods incidents,” but cautioned there is no need for it to be “laid to rest to just yet.”

30 years ago

A look back at what was in the news in September 1980

HCB’s September 1980 issue opened by taking a look at tanker safety with its Tanker Safety Survey, after what was called “the worst year for accidents since shipping records were first kept”.

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