January chem tanker traffic in Houston down, weather cited

07 February 2014 18:04  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Chemical tanker traffic at the port of Houston began 2014 on a year-on-year decline, falling more than any other vessel category in January.

It was the third straight month of declines for chemical vessel traffic at the port, according to data from the Greater Houston Port Bureau (GHPB). Chemical tanker arrivals at the port of Houston fell 26% in December year on year and also dipped slightly for all of 2013, according to GHPB data.

A shipping source said some of the January decline was weather-related, with fog and high winds stopping some arrivals. There were 17 fewer vessel arrivals in January than in the same month of 2013.

Container and bulk vessels showed the only increases during the month, with general cargo arrivals flat year on year.

Vessel arrivals in January 2014 at port of Houston

 

Jan 2014

Jan 2013

% chg

Chem tanker

106

130

-18.4%

LPG

46

47

-2.1%

Crude tanker

218

233

-6.4%

Bulk

73

49

48.9%

Container

87

82

6.1%

Gen cargo

82

82

NC

Total arrivals

653

670

-2.5%

Source: Greater Houston Port Bureau

 


By: Lane Kelley
+1 713 525 2653



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