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March 25, 2008
The Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington) told a House panel last week that the chemical industry should be required to use inherently safer technologies (ISTs) wherever...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Railroads-Push-for-Industry-to-Adopt-Safer-Technologies_10788.html
March 24, 2008
Biofuels have received much attention over the past year as researchers look for solutions to skyrocketing gasoline prices, threats to energy security, and ever-increasing pressure to...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Biofuels_10393.html
March 18, 2008
U.S. rail shippers met with lawmakers last week to support legislation that would overhaul the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB), which is charged with overseeing railroad...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Shippers-Meet-in-Washington-to-Promote-Changes-to-Rail-Laws_10925.html
March 18, 2008
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Alexandria, VA) says that the Transportation Department’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/NACD-Base-Bulk-Loading-Rules-on-Level-of-Hazard_10937.html
March 3, 2008
U.S. shippers testified last week at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on efforts to pass the Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007. The bill would remove rail carriers’...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/House-Panel-Takes-Up-Rail-Act_10660.html
February 19, 2008
Chemical shippers are not likely to get a break this year from high freight costs amid higher fuel prices and tighter safety and security regulations, said speakers at CW’s 13th...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/CW-Conference-Transportation_10367.html
February 11, 2008
Advanced Polypropylene Co. (APPC; Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia) says it has signed a contract with Katoen Natie Khonaini (Al Jubail) covering packaging, maintenance, and container handling...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/APPC-Signs-Logistics-Deal-with-Katoen-Natie-Khonaini_10269.html
February 4, 2008
Trading company Marubeni (Tokyo) says it has entered into a contract with Compania Petroquimica do Sul (Copesul; Triunfo, Brazil), a Braskem subsidiary, to ship a cargo of 6,500...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Marubeni-Inks-ETBE-Deal-with-Braskem_10191.html
January 22, 2008
Shippers and carriers are facing several new safety and security regulations that are expected to impact their supply chains, said speakers at CW’s 13th Annual Transportation...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Shippers-Focus-on-Safety-and-Security-Link-Across-Supply-Chain_9880.html
January 14, 2008
Keeping the flow of commerce on track will be one of the major challenges this year amid tougher European and U.S. regulations and higher costs, shippers and carriers say. The U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Transportation_9756.html
January 14, 2008
Transporting chemicals safely and securely, particularly by rail, in North America is expected to remain under the public spotlight this year. There have been several major rail...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Transportation-Spotlight-on-the-Rails_9769.html
January 3, 2008
Chemical companies have invested to improve their supply chains, but there is room for improvement in several areas, including sharing of best practices and training, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Study-Room-for-Improvement-in-Chemical-Supply-Chains_9590.html
November 21, 2007
A strike by workers at Germany’s state-owned railroad Deutsche Bahn (DB; Berlin) that began on November 14 will likely bring freight transport in Eastern Germany to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/German-Rail-Strike-Slows-Freight-Traffic_8946.html
October 8, 2007
PetroRabigh, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, must overcome logistics hurdles when its manufacturing complex comes onstream in Saudi Arabia next year....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/PetroRabigh-Project-Faces-Logistical-Challenges_8201.html
October 2, 2007
The Senate Judiciary Committee has passed a bill that would limit rail carriers’ current exemptions from antitrust laws. The Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007 (S. 772)...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Senate-Panel-Passes-Rail-Antitrust-Restrictions_7964.html
October 1, 2007
ACC’s top governmental priorities for the rest of this year include monitoring major changes to air emission laws; securing additional energy and natural gas supply; chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/ACC-Seeks-Congressional-Action-on-Rail-Rates-Natural-Gas-Supply_7985.html
September 7, 2007
Industry shippers and carriers say they are in a holding pattern regarding the latest round of safety and security regulations until the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/transportation/Gearing-Up-for-Changes_7454.html
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