05 November 2009 18:17 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Chemical cargoes shipped through the Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi, have increased 28% so far this year, the port reported on Thursday.
Through 30 September, chemical cargoes totalled 45,195 tonnes, compared with 35,279 tonnes in the first nine months of 2008, said the port's director, Mark McAndrews.
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Aniline is an intermediate in the production of polyurethane and is also used in rubber processing chemicals, herbicides, dyes and pigments. Nitrotoluene is used to make pigments, antioxidants, agricultural and photographic chemicals.
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"This is the first quarter that we've shown a decrease," McAndrews said.
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