An innovative petroleum tanker from the German manufacturer Schrader has entered service with Hoyer Petrolog UK. The Unitas 2020 is a six-compartment tanker designed to carry 43,000 litres of petroleum, ethanol or a blend of both, with a tare weight of 5,450kg. With a low overall height of 3,900mm, it has countersunk man-lids, removing the need for roll-over protection. The tank is cylindrical apart from the 11,000-litre front compartment, which is a D-section and incorporates an internal run-off pipe for […]
Benton Bros (Transport) said it had to “absorb serious fuel price issues” last year after recording a £28,000 loss for the year ending 30 January 2013.
MT Haulier of the Year 2014 Abbey Logistics Group has unveiled what it says is the safest powder tanker on the market.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) is calling for an investigation into the UK fuel market. FFUK wants the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to take the issue on, after a report commissioned for G20 Finance Ministers warned oil traders may have been artificially inflating wholesale prices. It also wants the financial regulators to look at whether traders and speculators have, in the style of the banks and the Libor rate, “fiddled” the benchmark trading price for oil. In a statement the campaign group […]