With exacting specifications and transportation challenges heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, shippers are turning to these partners to move chemicals safely and optimize supply chains.
The chemical distribution industry poses a unique challenge for warehouses and carriers due to the wide range of goods that fall under strict regulatory requirements for handling, storage, and shipping. Finding a 3PL partner who can meet these expectations is critical and often requires considerable research and evaluation.
From specialized requirements to capacity constraints, considerable challenges face chemical shippers. In response, service providers are coming up with solutions of substance.
Growing demand for U.S.-made chemicals sparks new opportunities, while aggravating capacity concerns.
As the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals become more prevalent, the logistics industry will reap the benefits of increased, streamlined trade.
As the chemical industry continues to grow, shippers and their service partners work hard to keep product moving, trouble-free.
U.S. chemical manufacturers and distributors must comply with two sets of regulations affecting chemical shipments. Here's how to stay compliant, efficient, and safe.
Driven by the realization that business and society can no longer intersect at the crossroads of profits first and society second, business is embracing a new order that puts the interests of society on a level that is at par with the interests of business. This has prompted a closer look at the supply chain and an increased emphasis on sustainable sourcing.
While a U.S. manufacturing revitalization is happening in some sectors, the chances of a wholesale national shift occurring are more rhetoric than reality in the current market.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification (GHS), which ensures hazardous materials are safely produced, used, and disposed of, continues to evolve. Supply chain management technology tools remain a priority. Third-party logistics providers project future growth. St. Louis, Mo. remains an epicenter for all transportation modes, and is ripe for future growth opportunities.
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A look at logistics trends and challenges that affect companies in the chemical industries, and their strategies for dealing with those issues.
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New technologies simplify hazmat transport regulations to help shippers avoid costly fines and suspended operations.
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Transporting and storing oil and gas products represents a complex challenge and big opportunity.
Shipping and storing chemicals means managing regulatory issues, hazmat safety, and specialized equipment needs.
Flexible tanks turn dry vans into bulk liquid transportation, creating capacity and increasing backhaul opportunities.
Expected growth in new natural gas production presents opportunities for 3PLs to offer supply chain and transportation expertise.
Chemical producers—and the third-party logistics partners that serve them—face enormous complexities and challenges in conducting everyday business operations.
Chemical shippers face ongoing rail and truck capacity challenges.
For chemical logistics providers, safety on the truck and in the warehouse is of paramount importance.
Experienced third-party supply chain partners help chemical shippers build a modern, effective, and efficient chemical supply chain.
Companies that ship chemicals benefit from the special expertise of their service providers to handle issues such as tight delivery windows, hazmat safety, security, and specialized equipment needs.
After years of uncertainty, chemical shippers and service providers are getting back on the right road.
As the economy drives change, chemical shippers adapt, making the move to intermodal service, developing leaner operations, and cutting transit times. Discover the latest chemical logistics developments in this informative resource from Inbound Logistics and Chemical Week.
If your firm is looking to break into chemical handling or currently handles chemicals and wants to perform better, this guide offers key factors to becoming the best in the industry.
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