Yeah, I admit it. They’re not so bad after all. As long as we’re not discussing an action against one of my clients, I’ve even enjoyed talking with a variety of different transportation enforcement officers.
MULTIMODAL As is often the case, the third session of the biennium saw the UN TDG experts faced with an enormous agenda. Although some issues were batted back for more work, the meeting did manage to finalise some important changes
RESPONSE How best can logistics service providers assist the emergency services in the event of a chemical spill on the road? A recent training exercise organised by the Cleveland Transport Liaison Partnership aimed to enhance cooperation between the two sides
CONFERENCE PREVIEW Another important event on the storage terminal sector’s calendar is coming up soon in Orlando, where NISTM will host its 15th annual international aboveground storage tank conference and trade show
MARKETS Storage terminal network operators have been lamenting the backwardated oil market and shrinking stockholdings for some time, but their financial performance shows their fortunes really are a mixed bag
RAIL Shale play energy production in North America continues to drive new business for rail tank operators and manufacturers as infrastructure develops, while opportunities for rail movements of liquids in bulk are opening up in other territories too
EXHIBITION REVIEW Anyone looking to combine romance with UN-approved industrial packaging for the transport of dangerous goods could have done a lot worse than making a beeline for Paris and the 40th instalment of the biennial Emballage exhibition this past November 19-22
FINANCIAL Europe’s volatile economic situation is making life challenging for intermodal logistics providers like InterBulk, and the transport of liquid bulk in continental Europe is fast becoming a market where only the strong will survive