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March 22, 2009
Chemical shippers say the transportation sector has delivered some ups and downs so far this year and that prospects for the rest of 2009 are not much different. Lower chemical volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Transportation-Path-is-Bumpy_17755.html
March 16, 2009
Railroads lost business last year from chemical shippers and others due to large rail cost increases, according to a new survey of 170 shippers by energy and rail shipper advisory firm...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Survey-High-Rail-Costs-Force-Some-Shippers-to-Switch-to-Other-Modes_17643.html
March 16, 2009
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA; Washington) controversial hours-of-service (HOS) rule is once again under fire. The rule became effective January 19...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Truck-Driver-Hours-of-Service-Rule-Taken-to-Court-Again_17642.html
March 6, 2009
The Senate Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved a bill to remove the rail industry’s exemption from antitrust laws. Shippers including chemical firms applauded the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Rail-Antitrust-Bill-Sails-Through-Senate-Judiciary_17431.html
January 16, 2009
The Department of Transportation (DOT; Washington) has finalized a rule aimed at improving the integrity of rail tank cars carrying poison by inhalation (PIH) materials, pre-empting...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/DOT-Finalizes-Tank-Car-Standards_16493.html
January 14, 2009
All Eyes on Washington’s Next Move There are a host of challenges that lie ahead which will have an impact on transportation safety and security initiatives, especially in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Transportation_16308.html
January 13, 2009
The Department of Transportation (DOT; Washington) has finalized a rule aimed at improving the integrity of rail tank cars carrying poison by inhalation (PIH) materials, pre-empting...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/DOT-Finalizes-Tank-Car-Standards-Rule_16354.html
December 31, 2008
The National Association of Manufacturers (Washington) says it has formed the Customs and Border Coalition to help monitor and shape trade and border security policy. The coalition...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/NAM-Creates-Custom-and-Border-Coalition_16152.html
December 22, 2008
Demand for chlor-alkali and chlorine should continue to weaken throughout 2009 before improving slightly in 2010, with a full recovery coming in 2011-2012, says Eric Linak, Senior...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Chlor-Alkali-Demand-to-Weaken-Until-2010_16053.html
December 12, 2008
Chemical barges and other vessels will likely find it trickier to navigate in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway around New Orleans once the construction of a 150-ft-wide floodgate is...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/GICA-New-Orleans-Floodgate-Poses-Safety-Risks-Comments-Due-on-Lock-Replacement-Plans_15924.html
December 8, 2008
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published its interim final rule, the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements, last week for U.S.-bound maritime cargo...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/U-S-Customs-Issues-Interim-10+2-Maritime-Security-Rule_15711.html
December 8, 2008
Chemical tanker operators have begun to reduce freight rates amid falling volume demand, sources say. The 2009 demand outlook is uncertain, however, they say. Shipment quantities are...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Ocean-Freight-Rates-Fall-as-Chemical-Volumes-Drop_15728.html
December 2, 2008
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published its interim final rule last week for U.S.-bound maritime cargo, the Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/U-S-Customs-Issues-10+2-Maritime-Security-Rule_15658.html
November 23, 2008
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA; Washington) has issued a final hours of service (HOS) rule that essentially restores its controversial 2005 HOS regulation which...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/FMCSA-Issues-Final-Hours-of-Service-Rule_15502.html
November 20, 2008
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA; Washington) has issued a final hours of service (HOS) rule that essentially restores its controversial 2005 HOS regulation that...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/FMCSA-Issues-Final-HOS-Rule_15469.html
November 18, 2008
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS; Washington) has set final risk-based regulations aimed at strengthening rail security standards and reducing risks associated with...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/DHS-Sets-Rail-Security-Standards_15376.html
October 24, 2008
President Bush has signed a rail safety bill into law that will allocate $1.6 billion for an enhanced rail safety program during the next five years. The bill mandates that positive...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Bush-Signs-Rail-Safety-Bill_15009.html
October 23, 2008
Cefic and the European Chemical Transport Association (ECTA; Brussels) say they have signed an agreement to launch a Responsible Care initiative in the European chemical land transport...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Responsible-Care-Moves-into-Transportation_14936.html
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