Storage Tank

Hans allots 400m yuan for storage expansion

Hans Energy, a major supplier of storage and logistics services for fuel and petrochemicals in the Pearl River Delta, has budgeted about 400 million yuan (HK$454.4 million) this year to complete the construction of new storage facilities in Dongguan and build a warehous

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009, 12:00am

30 held over $3m illegal fuel seizure

Customs officers have seized 160,000 litres of illicit oil, worth almost $3 million, and arrested 30 men in a three-day operation.

A 12 metre-long fuel tank, three containers and three trailers were also seized by Customs and Fire Services officers.

8 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Crew arrested over fuel

A tank filled with 80 tonnes of smuggled diesel oil has been discovered attached to the bottom of a mainland cargo vessel. The vessel was heading for the mainland on Thursday night when Customs officers found the 20-metre-long tank beneath the vessel off Butterfly Beach, Tuen Mun. Four mainland crew members were arrested.

27 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Pakhoed in bid for Transol

Dutch tank storage and shipping group Pakhoed says it plans to acquire German chemical distribution firm TH International Holding (Transol). Pakhoed said it had signed a letter of intent with Intercontinental Oil Supply & Crude Co. The deal will be backdated to December 31.

21 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Tanker upgrade to save time

James Fisher & Sons says it will spend GBP6.25 million (about HK$79.07 million) on upgrades to two coastal oil products tankers that will halve their time in port and increase their annual carrying capacity.

21 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Liquid filth

On December 27 last year, a letter of mine was published in these columns regarding the re-filling of fish tank lorries at area 44 in Tuen Mun Harbour.

Despite the various outbreaks of E-coli and the fact that the Pillar Point sewage pipe has been ruptured, this has not deterred our lorry drivers, who queue up each morning to fill up their tanks with liquid filth.

21 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Chigago storage tanks sold

Stolt-Nielsen is selling its 71-hectare Chicago tank storage facility to free capital to invest in new terminals, especially in the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America. The bulk liquids transporter owns two other terminals in New Jersey and Texas. The three US terminals have been valued at US$115 million.

25 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Tank storage firms in tie-up

Dutch shipping and tank storage firm Koninklijke Van Ommeren says it will pay US$8.5 million for a 50 per cent stake in tank storage firm United Storage & Tank Terminals, a unit of India's IMC.

The company, which will be renamed United Van Ommeren Tank Terminals, operates terminals in the cities of Kandla and Karwar, and in Goa.

4 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Taxi drivers in swoop

Forty-eight taxi drivers were arrested after being found keeping 779 litres of marked oil worth $2,488 with a duty potential of $2,062 in their taxis' fuel tanks.

3 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Coast Guard details oil guidelines

THE United States Coast Guard has published a final version of what owners and tank vessel operators have to do when responding to worst case discharges of oil, or threats of such discharges.

These guidelines for owners and tank vessel operators are modifications to requirements by the US Coast Guard.

31 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Diners' health low priority

WHAT does it take to get restaurateurs to devote a little less attention to making a quick buck and more to the welfare of their customers? The answer seems to be nothing less than the threat of prosecution.

17 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Singmarine in Thai deal

SINGMARINE Dockyard and Engineering, a member of Singapore's Keppel Group, says it has won a contract worth S$17 million (about HK$83.3 million) to design and build a second liquefied petroleum gas carrier for Thai Oil Co.

Singmarine expects to deliver the new vessel in mid-1995.

11 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Road refuse

I WISH to express my concern about the lack of control over the littering of roads and highways by vans and lorries.

As a road user, I see all sorts of refuse left on roads and highways which are potentially dangerous for other road users.

The refuse I have seen includes such things as, shredded paper (large amounts), plastic bags and wooden boxes.

30 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

27 detained for smuggling

TWENTY-SEVEN crew from three Chinese vessels have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle 370 second-hand television sets, 61 video cassette recorders and 14 hi-fi sets into China.

They were arrested by customs officers who intercepted the vessels during an anti-smuggling operation off Tai Lam over the weekend.

12 Apr 1993 - 12:00am

Bomb failure

BELFAST: An IRA bid to blow up huge oil and gas storage tanks in Belfast failed yesterday when one bomb malfunctioned and another was defused, police said.


8 Jan 1993 - 12:00am