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The April 2018 Educational Primer on Chemical Regulations for Canada and The US

Posted on Wednesday May 30, 2018 by April U

The EPA states that the purpose of this primer is to compile easy-to-use information for stakeholders potentially regulated under similar U.S. and Canadian regulations — Significant New Use Rules (SNUR) in the U.S. and Significant New Activity (SNAc) provisions in … Continue reading

What Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal Means for The Intermodal Industry

Posted on Wednesday April 18, 2018 by April U

Earlier this year, President Trump revealed his long-anticipated infrastructure program, which had been a recurring campaign promise during the 2016 election. Unsurprisingly, several of these policies will impact the intermodal shipping and transportation industry. Highlights of Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal President … Continue reading

Flexitanks Versus ISO Tank Containers for Bulk Liquid Transportation

Posted on Thursday February 1, 2018 by April U

Flexi-Tanks and tank containers are both used to transport bulk liquids. Depending on what you’re shipping, from where, and to where you’re cargo is going, one method might be better than the other. Bulk liquid transportation is an important segment … Continue reading

Identify Bulk Liquid Terminal Data Management Challenges to Improve Delivery and Profitability

Posted on Wednesday January 3, 2018 by April U

Bulk liquid terminal management is a highly specialized, fragmented, and evolving industry for which accurate and timely data management is essential to a successful operation. The shift in communications is from paper files to email, chat and other electronic venues. … Continue reading

J. Mark Longenecker Promoted to General Manager

Posted on Wednesday September 13, 2017 by April U

Penn Intermodal Leasing LLC and Matlack Leasing LLC are pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Longenecker as General Manager of both businesses.  Mr. Longenecker joined Penn/Matlack in 2015 as Finance Manager. In April 2017, he was promoted to Director … Continue reading

Cyber Attack Causes Cargo Delays for World’s Largest Tank Container Shipping Entity

Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017 by April U

If you thought it was just data centers and financial institutions that were prone to cyber mayhem, think again. In June, the world’s largest tank container shipping conglomerate was the victim of a cyber attack that brought down its worldwide … Continue reading

South Coast Air Quality Management District (California) Proposes Tax and Creates Uproar Among Shipping, Distribution, and Logistics Groups

Posted on Tuesday May 2, 2017 by April U

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is currently under considerable scrutiny due to its proposed tax, which is projected to raise $1 billion per year for up to 15 years in order to fund air quality improvements in … Continue reading

Summary of the ACC’s Chemical Industry Outlook for 2017

Posted on Wednesday April 5, 2017 by April U

The business of making chemicals is a $797 billion industry. It’s one of the U.S.A.’s most important manufacturing industries, since it contributes over 14.0% of all exports and 15.0% of the world’s chemicals. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) predicts the … Continue reading

Tanker Scrapping Posed to Increase Due to IMO Regulation

Posted on Tuesday February 21, 2017 by April U

Globally, tanker asset earnings have remained above breakeven levels for the last few years, so tanker scrapping, the removal of tankers from productive use, has been relatively low when compared to other industrial equipment segments. However, the recently released International … Continue reading

Trade, Economy, and Transportation Predictions for 2017

Posted on Thursday January 19, 2017 by April U

AmericanShipper.com published a recent article by Walter Kemmsies, the managing directory, economist, and chief strategist for JLL Ports Airports and Global Infrastructure. Kemmsies identified a handful of trends relevant to the transportation industry which he believes will impact the industry … Continue reading