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An ‘aggressive’ fight over containers is causing shipping costs to rocket by 300%

Published Sun, Jan 24 20218:58 PM ESTUpdated Mon,

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Where’s My Container?

Maersk Boxship Loses 750 Containers Overboard in North Pacific

Maersk Boxship loses containers overboard in the PacificMaersk Essen on a prior call in Los Angeles (Maersk photo)

Heavy weather in the North Pacific is being blamed for the loss of containers aboard one of Maersk’s containerships.

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Introducing Syntha Group

Piedmont Chemical Industries, Inc. Announces Launch of New Brand and Business Name

Changes reflect the organization’s continued growth and commitment to its iconic family of brands


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BASF Schedules TDI Turnaround in Ludwigshafen

BASF plans early-March maintenance at Ludwigshafen TDI plantJanuary 22/2021
MOSCOW (MRC) — BASF is planning to carry out maintenance work early in March at its 300,000-metric tons/year toluene diisocyanate (TDI) plant at Ludwigshafen, Read more

Middle East Update

Mideast chemical supply tight on container shortages, Asian plant shutdowns

Author: Felicia Loo


SINGAPORE (ICIS)–Middle East’s petrochemical markets are facing tight supply,

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BASF Expecting Better Q4

BASF Group releases preliminary figures for fourth quarter of 2020 and full year 2020

Q4 2020:

  • Sales expected to be €15,905 million (Q4 2019: €14,686 million), above the prior-year quarter and above analyst consensus
  • EBIT before special items expected to be €1,113 million (Q4 2019: €842 million),

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PFA Call for Papers

Polyurethane Foam Association Accepting Abstracts For Technical Presentations For May 2021 Meeting

Abstract Deadline March 22, 2021


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