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Texas ports reopen after Hurricane Nicholas

Ports in Houston, Galveston and Texas City have resumed normal operations after Hurricane Nicholas hit the Texas Gulf coast on Tuesday. A Category 1 hurricane when it made landfall, Nicholas also caused the temporary shutdown of several crude and fuel pipelines. Nicholas has since been downgraded to a tropical depression.

Power outages resulting from the storm at about half a million homes and businesses had mostly been resolved by Wednesday.

The US National Hurricane Center said the storm is slowing and could stall, delivering heavy rainfall and a significant risk of flash flooding along the Gulf Coast for the next couple of days.

At the Port of Houston as of Wednesday, about 20 vessels remained to transit inbound and three vessels were scheduled for departure, according to Reuters.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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