Global Partners, based in Waltham, Mass., said Wednesday it will only accept trains consisting entirely of the new type of cars, which are more resistant to puncturing and leakage in a derailment like the one that killed 47 people in Canada last year.
The new policy will take effect June 1 at Global’s terminals in Albany and Clatskanie, Ore.
The so-called CPC-1232 standards for new tanker cars were developed by the American Railroads Tank Car Committee for cars ordered since October 2011. There are still tens of thousands of older DOT-111 cars on the tracks.
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