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April 8, 2016
Stolt-Nielsen reports net profit attributable to shareholders of $30.4 million for its fiscal first quarter, ended 29 February, down from $38.7 million in the corresponding quarter of...
March 17, 2016
Ineos is entertaining the possibility of exporting ethylene from the United States. “There’s uncertainty in the wave of ethylene coming on,” says Dennis Seith, CEO and president/olefins and polymers, United States at Ineos. “Perhaps it will be long. We think it could be. Does that mean we have an ethylene tank opportunity in the US?”...
March 14, 2016
Waterborne exports of ethane feedstock from the United States are gathering momentum. Sunoco Logistics’ Marcus Hook, PA, terminal launched the first shipment last week—27,500 cubic meters of liquefied ethane from the northeastern United States—carried by the JS Ineos Intrepid and bound for Ineos's Rafnes, Norway, site. Enterprise Products will bring online its Morgan’s Point terminal in the Houston Ship Channel by the end of this year....
February 23, 2016
Bulk chemical traffic in the Port of Antwerp increased to 13.5 million m.t. in 2015 from 11.4 million m.t. in 2014, according to the port's recently released statistical yearbook. The...
February 11, 2016
Chemical logistics firm Bertschi (Dürrenäsch, Switzerland) officially opened a facility at Jurong Island, Singapore, on 29 January. The facility, the Bertschi Jurong Island Chemical Cluster (JICC), is the group’s first in Southeast Asia....
February 12, 2016
Deep-sea chemical tanker market leaders Stolt-Nielsen and Odfjell posted a mixed set of results for the fourth quarter of 2015. Stolt's earnings improved due to lower bunker fuel costs...
February 1, 2016
Strong demand and shipping inquiries from Asia have put a strain on cargo space for US petrochemical exports, pushing up freight rates out of the US. The primary driver has been expanding US methanol production capacity, but strong Asian interest in US para-xylene (p-xylene), styrene, ethanol and ethylene dichloride has also  contributed to the pinch. Compounding the problem, two major shippers were unable to move any material during January, according to ship brokers Netco....
January 30, 2016
Chemical logistics firm Bertschi (Dürrenäsch, Switzerland), on 29 January, officially opened a new facility in Jurong Island, Singapore. The new facility, called the Bertschi...
December 24, 2015
The boards of Den Hartogh Holding (Rotterdam) and InterBulk Group (Hull, UK) have reached an agreement for Den Hartogh to acquire InterBulk. The companies have complementary strengths...
November 3, 2015
A consortium comprising the Russian Direct Investment Fund (Moscow) and leading international investors has announced the completion of a deal to invest in a terminal in the commercial...
October 29, 2015
Water levels along the Rhine River in Germany are low and expected to subside further in the coming days. The low water levels are disrupting shipments of refined products and...
October 7, 2015

During the week ended 3 October, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 1.7% year-over-year (YOY) on declines in the United States and Mexico. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,849 carloads, up 2.8% from the previous week, according to data released on 07 October by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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