Houston channel open to all outbound ship traffic -US Coast Guard

HOUSTON, March 25 Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:59pm EDT

HOUSTON, March 25 (Reuters) - The Houston Ship Channel has re-opened for all outbound ship traffic, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Tuesday.

The Intercoastal Waterway also has re-opened to eastbound traffic, but not westbound, the Coast Guard said.

Ships were moving outbound first to clear berthing spaces for waiting inbound traffic. (Reporting By Kristen Hays and Erwin Seba; Editing by David Gregorio)