The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Chemical Transport Association (ECTA) have signed an agreement to launch the Responsible Care initiative across the European chemical land transport sector,
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the Russian Maritime Register (RS) signed a wide-ranging cooperative agreement earlier this year. One of the first fruits of that agreement, which significantly expands
In a change to its enforcement strategy announced this past September 16, the US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will now take preventability into account when determining whether or not a particular motor carrier is suitable to be issued with a hazardous materials safety permit.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has confirmed in its preliminary factual report that the depressurisation experienced by a Boeing 747-438 operated by Qantas, which resulted in an emergency landing in Manila, was caused by an explosion
Elmac Technologies has recommended that the gas storage industry takes note of its most recent piece of safety advice. The recently introduced ISO/FDIS 28300:2008 (E) standard challenges the conventional wisdom that
As of January 1, 2008, the requirements in the US Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for combination packagings with liquids in the inner packaging to bear orientation markings have been extended to single packages with vented closures.