Houston November ship movements and chem tanker arrivals decline

09 December 2013 22:21  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Ship movements and chemical tanker arrivals in Houston declined in November, according to US Coast Guard (USCG) data obtained on Monday.

According to the USCG’s vessel tracking service (VTS), there were 12,963 movements last month, compared with 13,330 transits in the same month of 2012.

Warner Welch, VTS deputy director, said the decline in daily ship movements amounted to only 12 fewer ship movements per day.

“That doesn’t look like a lot when you’re talking about a [daily] total of more than 400 ships, but it all adds up,” Welch said.

Tug and tow movements also declined, with total tug movements counted by the Greater Houston Port Bureau at 10,088 in November, compared with 11,121 in the same month of 2012.

Chemical tanker arrivals at the Port of Houston in November declined the most of any vessel category, dropping 22% over the same month last year, according to data from the GHPB.

November 2013 Port of Houston vessel arrivals

 

Nov-13

Nov-12

% chg

YTD 2013

YTD 2012

% chg

Chem tanker

114

147

-22.4%

1,498

1,457

2.8%

LPG

50

44

13.6%

531

434

22.3%

Crude tanker

267

198

34.8%

2,509

2,652

-5.4%

Gen cargo

80

81

-1.2%

942

913

3.1%

Total arrivals

695

691

.5%

7,611

7,711

-1.3%

Source: Greater Houston Port Bureau

 


By: Lane Kelley
+1 713 525 2653



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