According to multiple media outlets, the Barbours Cut Container Terminal at the Port of Houston remains closed until further notice after a collision on the Houston Ship Channel. The incident, which involved a 600-foot tanker carrying a gasoline additive and a 623-foot bulk carrier, occurred on March 9 at approximately 12:41PM local time. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The U.S. Coast Guard is characterizing the closing of the Barbours Cut terminal as "a precautionary measure" after the spill of an unknown amount of Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether. In the meantime, all other terminals at the Port of Houston continue to operate as normal.
SPARX logistics will continue to monitor this situation and keep our customers apprised of the latest developments. If you have questions related to specific shipments, please feel free to contact your SPARX representative.