05 December 2011 17:50 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chemical tanker arrivals on the Houston Ship Channel in November jumped 50% year on year, according to data released on Monday.
The number of chemical vessels that came to the Texas waterway totalled 99 last month, compared with 66 in November 2010, according to data from the Greater Houston Port Bureau (GHPB), which tracks ship movements on the channel.
Houston continued to account for more than half (51.5%) of all deep water vessel arrivals at Texas ports during November.
Add the number of ships docking in Galveston, Freeport and Texas City, and Houston area ports accounted for 73% of all arrivals.
Chemical tankers represented 16% of all ships that entered the channel during November, according to the bureau.
For the year to date through November, pilots have moved 823 chemical ships, up by 16% compared with 708 chemical cargo vessels in the first eleven months of 2010.
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