October chemical tanker arrivals at Houston port jump 23%

07 November 2013 22:41  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chemical tanker arrivals at the Port of Houston in October showed the largest increase of any vessel category, jumping 23% over the same month last year, according to data released on Thursday.

Chemical tankers accounted for 22% of the traffic at the port in October, second only to crude tankers, which accounted for 31%, according to data from the Greater Houston Port Bureau (GHPB), which tracks vessel traffic.

Chemical tankers showed the second biggest gain month on month, increasing 31% in October from September. Pure car carriers accounted for the greatest gain month to month, increasing 57%.

October 2013 Port of Houston vessel arrivals

 

Oct-13

Oct-12

% chg

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

% chg

Chem tanker

159

129

23.3%

1,384

1,309

5.7%

LPG

52

43

20.9%

481

390

23.3%

Crude tanker

224

225

-0.4%

2,242

2,452

-8.6%

Gen cargo

89

81

9.9%

481

390

23.3%

Total arrivals

723

688

5.1%

6,916

7,015

-1.4%

Source: Greater Houston Port Bureau

 

 


By: Lane Kelley
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