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US Houston Ship Channel reopens after weather halts inbound traffic

April 08, 2019 / icis

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Vessel traffic through the Houston Ship Channel resumed early on Monday after thunderstorms on Sunday limited vessel movement to inbound ships. High winds associated with heavy thunderstorms on Sunday dislodged the booms used to contain chemicals that spilled into the waterway, following a fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company's (ITC) Deer Park facility in La Porte, Texas. The ITC said on its website that all boat clean-up operations and work on damaged tanks at the facility ceased at 10:00 hours Houston time (15:00 hours GMT) on Sunday.