05 June 2013 23:53 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chemical tanker traffic on the Houston Ship Channel increased about 4% in May, according to waterway data released on Wednesday.
Data from the Greater Houston Port Bureau (GHPB) showed 158 chemical tanker arrivals on the ship channel in May, compared with 152 in the same month of 2012.
LPG vessel traffic on the waterway jumped 24%, to 51 ships in May compared with 41 in the same month of 2012, according to the data from the GHPB, which tracks traffic on the waterway.
Crude tanker traffic, which accounts for the greatest number of ships on the channel, continued to drop.
The count of oil tanker arrivals fell by 8% in May year on year to 238 vessels, compared with 259 tankers in May 2012, the GHPB data said.
Total ship arrivals in Houston remained unchanged for the month, according to the GHPB, with 754 vessel arrivals compared with the same number in May last year.
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