Drum It Up! Steel Drum Industry News, Trends, and Issues

That’s Not an Overpack Drum

October 21st, 2019 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

If you’re advised to use an overpack drum in a spill situation, that’s not an overpack drum. If you’re sold a liquids-certified overpack drum, that’s not an overpack drum. Or, if it is, you aren’t using it in the way it was designed or certified to be used and your noncompliance could result in a […] Read More »

“Hey Alexa, will you pour me a glass of Riesling?”

October 15th, 2019 by Jon Stein

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

In a recent Wine Advisor report, details emerged about Travel Oregon launching an innovative voice search game using Amazon’s Alexa device. Why Oregon? Because Oregon is home to more than 760 wineries and 19 distinct growing areas, making it one of the largest wine-grape-producing states in the nation. It’s tough for even the biggest Oregon […] Read More »

New Website, Same Longstanding Commitment to Information

September 27th, 2019 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

Skolnik specializes in delivering superior drums to contain critical materials. We’re a steel drum manufacturer and we strive to be an industry guide and resource. Providing the industry and our partners with regular, valuable updates and information has been a priority for us since day one. Through the years, the format of that information has […] Read More »

Carriers Fine Shippers for Undeclared Hazardous Cargo

September 24th, 2019 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: HazMat, Safety, Skolnik Newsletter

A quarter of all liner fires reported to the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) relate to mis-declared cargo, particularly hazardous materials. It is an age-old problem that has blighted shipping for too long, rogue shippers willfully breaking the rules to avoid freight rate and insurance premiums on dangerous goods, or committing customs fraud by declaring […] Read More »