25 February 2011 20:02 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Ships began moving through the Houston Ship Channel on Friday for the first time in almost a week, as heavy fog cleared the area.
A large backlog remained, with about 75 ships waiting to enter the waterway, according to a dispatcher with the Houston Ship Pilots. Fog had stalled traffic on the ship channel for most of this week.
Clear conditions were expected for the rest of the day, but weather reports called for low hanging clouds to roll in Saturday morning because of moisture, according to a report from the West Gulf Maritime Association, a shipowners group.
If the weather cooperates, it will still take 4-5 days to bring in all the ships waiting to enter the channel, the dispatcher said.
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