Hot isotope container scare briefly shuts Budapest Airport terminal

A terminal of Budapest Airport was briefly shut down due to an overheated container carrying an isotope, a spokesman for the Hungarian Disaster Management Authority said. “Material damaging to health did not get into the environment,” the spokesman, Marton Hajdu told Reuters, adding that the passengers are perfectly safe and Terminal 2B was shut down to facilitate a fast investigation. The terminal was shut late on Wednesday between 7.30 pm (1730 GMT) and about 10.30 pm. Eight incoming and eight outgoing flights were affected, Budapest Airport spokesman Laszlo Kurucz told Reuters. Read More

An Indian shipping company said one of its crude oil tankers suffered an explosion off the coast of Oman and three of its sailors are missing. The Shipping Corporation of India said the explosion struck the MT Desh Vaibhav in the Gulf of Oman while it was en route to Fujairah on the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates. The shipper said crew member suffered burns in the blast and was evacuated by helicopter. It said the Omani navy and other ships responded to the fire. A subsequent stock disclosure filed by the shipper said: “The fire has been extinguished and the ship is fully manned and operational.” The company did not identify the nationalities of the missing. A company spokesman declined to comment. Read More

Brenntag AG has completed the acquisition of all shares of specialty chemicals distributor Alphamin SA, headquartered in Wavre, Belgium, and its subsidiary Alphamin Inc, based in New Jersey, US. The company is focused on specialty polymers and waxes, and serves customers in a wide range of industries and across all continents. Karsten Beckmann, Member of the Board of Management of Brenntag Group and CEO Brenntag Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA): Its owned and operated application center in Belgium is fully equipped with state of the art instrumentation and enables Alphamin to provide up-to-date research, development and quality control services to its commercial partners. Read More

By Dr Thunuguntla Jai Mangal Sinha: India is one of the fastest growing economies of the world. Though currently a significant slice of this growth is attributable to the services sector, the manufacturing sector has the potential to emerge as one of the high growth sectors in India. The latest report from the Centre for International Development at Harvard University (CID) states that India’s productive capabilities far exceed expectations for its current income level, which contributes to the projection of rapid growth for the coming decade. This growing demand witnessed across various segments of the manufacturing sector has led to a concomitant increase in the demand for raw materials. Read More