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Jim Guidry Commentaries
State of Texas
Gulf Coast Port Report
by the West Gulf Maritime Association.
Monday, December 14, 2009

Several Gulf Coast ports are closed due to heavy fog. Below is a status report compiled by the West Gulf Maritime Association:


Port status:

Brownsville: Open

Corpus Christi: Closed – 8 vessels waiting inbound, 7 outbound

Point Comfort: Closed – 2 inbound, 2 outbound

Freeport: Closed – 1 outbound

Galveston/Texas City: Closed – 5 outbound, 15 inbound

Houston: Closed – 39 inbound, 36 outbound

Port Arthur/Beaumont: Closed – 1 outbound, 1 inbound

Lake Charles: Closed – 1 inbound, 1 outbound vessel



Fog is expected to lift today temporarily in some areas but is expected to settle again by nightfall. The fog is expected to lift when a cold front moves through the coastal areas tomorrow.

It is expected that crude oil vessels will be moved on a priority basis when the channels open. Houston Pilots may also opt for one-way traffic in order to facilitate ship movements.

GNS congratulates PHA

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