There are four main articles in this feature on bulk chemicals. "The Scales Balance Out" discusses an H.P. Drewry report indicating that after many years of overtonnaging, the chemical shipping sector is finally coming into balance and its prospects look bright. "Bottle Up and Go" tells of the unending search for more competitive forms of transport and of how Dutch researchers have developed a new vessel design--a bottle tanker--especially geared to the distribution needs of northern Europe's thriving petrochemical industry. "Stolt Launches U.S. Gulf Hub" discusses a new owner's berth arrangement that Stolt Tankers and Terminals (Holdings) SA expects will speed the turnaround of its chemical parcel tankers in Houston, Texas. "DPPF Clarification" is about how the International Maritime Organization, following five years of complex discussions, has at last clarified its requirements concerning devices for preventing the passage of flame (DPPFs) on oil and chemical tankers.

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  • Accession Number: 00658596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM