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New Chinese emergency response guidelines for transport of dangerous goods

New Chinese emergency response guidelines for transport of dangerous goods

The China State Administration for Market Regulation and Standardization Administration has published a guideline with recommended emergency response standards for transport of dangerous goods. The guideline is set to take effect from November 1, 2021. The guideline (GB/T 39652) comprises of four parts: general provisions, emergency guidelines, response distances and a list of substance which in contact with water emit toxic gases. The guideline is based on the Emergency Response Guidebook used in North America. It contains provisions on protective distances, delineation of protective zones and protective measures. See here.

Annual ranking of chemical distributors published

Annual ranking of chemical distributors published

The 12th annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors has been presented. The list ranks the leading distributors of the chemical industry supply chain. Despite its name, the ranking actually contains 293 companies this year. The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors list has been compiled with support of the Fecc, NACD, Associquim, RDC and CBA. See here

Concerns over shipping costs and uncertainties

Concerns over shipping costs and uncertainties

Chemical distributors rely on global transport networks to be able to deliver the chemicals efficiently, safely, and timely. However, their ability to do so is under significant pressure from excessive freight costs. Container freight rates have risen sharply the past months, reaching historical highs. Moreover, the past year has introduced several new supply chain uncertainties which has been caused by a combination of factors and was exacerbated by Covid-19. Chemical distributors require affordable, efficient, and predictable international transportation networks. Building on UNCTD analysis, ICTA has several requests for policymakers around the world to reduce the current issues and prevent similar situations in the future. Here you can read our article on this subject.

 

 

     
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