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SHIPPING LINES "PASSING THE BUCK" ON HOUSTON OIL SPILL ONTO PINEAPPLE IMPORTERS

Delay related expenses created by the recent oil spill in the Galveston (Houston) Channel are being transferred onto the shoulders of Importers. This is an ongoing issue between Shipping Lines and Importers, as demurage charges continue to take a substantial "Chunk" out of profits for Pineapple Importers.












Houston Channel vessel jam eases as oil cleanup gathers speed







By: Reuters | Mar 27 2014 at 06:40 PM














The number of ships waiting to move through the Houston Ship Channel had fallen by 20 from the day before as the cleanup of an oil spill in Galveston Bay continued to gain momentum, the U.S. Coast Guard said.





The number of ships waiting to move through the Houston Ship Channel had fallen by 20 from the day before as the cleanup of a Saturday oil spill in Galveston Bay continued to gain momentum, the U.S. Coast Guard said.







A total of 67 ships were waiting on Thursday to sail to and from the port of Houston along the waterway through which vessels carry crude oil to one-tenth of U.S…