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SubjectDatePriority
DAILY UPDATE06/30/2008 Normal
Daily Update06/27/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE06/26/2008 Normal
Daily Update06/25/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE06/24/2008 Normal
Daily update - PORT GETS A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER06/23/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - PILOTS GET NEW HOME06/20/2008 Normal
Daily Update06/19/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - SPA projects slight gain in numbers06/18/2008 Normal
Daily Update06/17/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE06/16/2008 Normal
Daily Update - Nucor to buy Ambassador Steel06/13/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE06/10/2008 Normal
Daily Update06/09/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE06/06/2008 Normal
Daily Update06/05/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE06/04/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE06/04/2008 Normal
Daily Update06/03/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE06/02/2008 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:
Date:Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:
Port: Charleston
Date: 7/23/2008
Subject: DAILY UPDATE - DREDGE FILL TO CUT PORT EXPANSION COSTS

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URGENT INFORMATION: None

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PORT LIMITS/INFORMATION
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Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft
Main Channel - 45.0 ft

BERTH LIMITS/INFORMATION:
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Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:

Amerada Hess – Max draft of 38’00 if LOA is less than 650’; Max draft of
36’00 if LOA is 650’00 or greater
Kinder Morgan – berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - TBA
berth 4 – Max draft 39’00, tide needed for anything deeper than 36’00
BP - TBA
Wando Terminal – Max draft 46’00 – Max BM 187’00
North Charleston Terminal – Max 42’00 – Max BM 187’00
CST – Max draft 47’00 – Max BM 187’00

Per pilots – restrictions for Tanker movements:
Drafts of 36’00 or less may transit at anytime
Drafts of 36’01 to 40’00 – window: Start in 1 Hour before low water
until
2 hours before high water
Drafts of 40’01 to 41’00 – window: start in 2 hours after low water until
2 hours before high water
Drafts of 41’01 to 42’00 – window: start in 3 hours after low water
until
3 hours before high water


VESSEL TRAFFIC:
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HESS -
TEATRALNY BRIDGE ETA 2200/23 ETS PM/24
VOIDOMATIS ETA 1500/24 EST PM/25

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FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:
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96 Hours - advance notice of arrival required by USCG

48 Hours - advance receipt of crew list by Immigration for any vessel
arriving from a foreign port, or arriving coast wise with detained crew.

24 Hours (minimum) - Foreign cargo must have manifest submitted to
Customs & Border Patrol AMS. Bond must be filed for Foreign flag vessels
or U.S. flag arriving with foreign cargo aboard.

24 Hours – advance notice to Pilots

24 Hours - advance fax of crew list and approved visitors required by
Terminal.

72 Hours - post port call, the Port Authority requires bill of lading
figures for all bulk cargo.

Port Security - All persons doing business within Port Authority property
must have security pass from SCPA.

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NEWS ARTICLES: 7/21/2008


Dredge Fill to Cut Charleston Port Expansion Costs

Construction of the new Navy Base Terminal in Charleston will cost less
and have fewer environmental impacts under a plan that has been approved
by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The agency will approve a no cost, non-competitive lease, allowing the
South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) to bring in fill material
from an ocean dredge disposal site for construction of the new Navy Base
Terminal.

Using the material from the Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site (ODMDS),
seven miles from the entrance to Charleston Harbor, is more effective
from a cost, time and environmental perspective. It will save an
estimated $40 million in construction costs, while also offering reduced
environmental impacts when compared to bringing in material from either
farther away or by truck.

“Using material from the ocean disposal site will generate significant
cost savings and benefits,” said David J. Posek, chairman of the
SCSPA. “Senator Graham, Congressman Brown and their staffs guided this
through the appropriate channels, and we are very thankful for their
help.”

“This a common sense decision to utilize existing resources for the
benefit of the taxpayer,” said U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. “It is
fitting to take material dredged from the harbor for shipping and use it
to benefit trade for the whole nation.”

“I’m pleased with the great progress on port construction since permits
were issued last year,” said U.S. Congressman Henry Brown. “Port
expansion is vital to every region in South Carolina, and this decision
is one important step forward that will help keep the project on track.
This is great news for the Navy Base Terminal, and I was proud to have
worked with Senator Graham on this important effort.”

Permits for construction of the new terminal at the former Navy Base
involve the filling of approximately 57 acres, which will require up to
five million cubic yards of imported material. To reduce the impacts of
truck delivery, the SCSPA has committed to bring at least 75% of fill by
water. The SCSPA also plans to remove dredged material from its property
on Daniel Island, just across the Cooper River.

The Charleston ODMDS has been in continuous use for dredge disposal
activities since 1896. Most material from the construction and
maintenance of the entrance channel leading to Charleston Harbor is
deposited at this site. The material has already been tested and found
suitable for ocean disposal and therefore is clean and good for use in
construction.

The use of fill for creation of land for a container terminal is a true
beneficial use of dredge material that meets dredge policies and goals of
both the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The material cannot be
used for beach nourishment or other potential beneficial purposes, and
the removal of the material from the site will extend the useful life of
the ODMDS.



CURRENT EVENTS:
07/24 - 0800 - CHS NAVIGATION COMMITTEE MEETING
07/24 - 1615 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING EVENTS:
08/12 - 1700 - PILOT COMMISSION MEETING
08/14 - 1400 - CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PORT BRIEFING & TOUR
09/17 - 0800 - MARITIME ASSOC OF SC BOARD MEETING
10/08 - 1800 - CWIT OYSTER ROAST
10/30 - TBA - PROPELLOR CLUB 75TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
2013 - PROPOSED TIME FRAME FOR NEW PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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CURRENT HURRICANE ALERT STATUS - 4 -

Seaport Security Alert currently at YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1
Airport Security Alert currently at ORANGE/HIGH

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 23, 2008.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 23 Low 6:01 AM 0.0 6:28 AM Set 11:34 AM 79
23 High 12:02 PM 5.3 8:24 PM Rise 11:23 PM
23 Low 6:19 PM 0.6

Th 24 High 12:19 AM 5.3 6:29 AM Set 12:38 PM 70
24 Low 6:45 AM -0.1 8:24 PM Rise 11:55 PM
24 High 12:53 PM 5.5
24 Low 7:16 PM 0.7

F 25 High 1:09 AM 5.1 6:29 AM Set 1:44 PM 59
25 Low 7:35 AM -0.1 8:23 PM
25 High 1:50 PM 5.7
25 Low 8:19 PM 0.8

Sa 26 High 2:07 AM 4.9 6:30 AM Rise 12:30 AM 48
26 Low 8:31 AM -0.1 8:22 PM Set 2:54 PM
26 High 2:52 PM 5.9
26 Low 9:27 PM 0.8

Su 27 High 3:10 AM 4.8 6:31 AM Rise 1:13 AM 37
27 Low 9:31 AM -0.2 8:22 PM Set 4:05 PM
27 High 3:58 PM 6.0
27 Low 10:35 PM 0.7

M 28 High 4:17 AM 4.8 6:31 AM Rise 2:04 AM 26
28 Low 10:35 AM -0.2 8:21 PM Set 5:14 PM
28 High 5:04 PM 6.2
28 Low 11:40 PM 0.5

Tu 29 High 5:24 AM 4.9 6:32 AM Rise 3:05 AM 16
29 Low 11:38 AM -0.4 8:20 PM Set 6:18 PM
29 High 6:08 PM 6.4

W 30 Low 12:40 AM 0.3 6:33 AM Rise 4:13 AM 8
30 High 6:29 AM 5.0 8:19 PM Set 7:13 PM
30 Low 12:39 PM -0.5
30 High 7:09 PM 6.5

Th 31 Low 1:36 AM 0.0 6:33 AM Rise 5:26 AM 3
31 High 7:30 AM 5.2 8:19 PM Set 7:59 PM
31 Low 1:37 PM -0.6
31 High 8:05 PM 6.6

F 1 Low 2:28 AM -0.1 6:34 AM Rise 6:38 AM 0
1 High 8:28 AM 5.4 8:18 PM Set 8:38 PM
1 Low 2:32 PM -0.6
1 High 8:56 PM 6.6

Sa 2 Low 3:17 AM -0.2 6:35 AM Rise 7:48 AM 0
2 High 9:22 AM 5.6 8:17 PM Set 9:12 PM
2 Low 3:24 PM -0.5
2 High 9:45 PM 6.4

Su 3 Low 4:04 AM -0.2 6:35 AM Rise 8:54 AM 2
3 High 10:14 AM 5.6 8:16 PM Set 9:42 PM
3 Low 4:15 PM -0.3
3 High 10:30 PM 6.2

M 4 Low 4:49 AM -0.2 6:36 AM Rise 9:57 AM 7
4 High 11:04 AM 5.6 8:15 PM Set 10:09 PM
4 Low 5:05 PM 0.0
4 High 11:13 PM 5.8

Tu 5 Low 5:32 AM 0.0 6:37 AM Rise 10:58 AM 14
5 High 11:52 AM 5.6 8:14 PM Set 10:37 PM
5 Low 5:55 PM 0.4
5 High 11:56 PM 5.5



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MARINE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
344 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2008

AMZ374-232145-
344 PM EDT WED JUL 23 2008

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS APPROACHING THE WATERS...

AT 343 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
THUNDERSTORMS...CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS UP TO 30 KT...FROM
5 NM SOUTH OF M2R6 TOWER TO 35 NM SOUTH OF M2R6 TOWER...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 17 KT.

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS UP TO 30 KT...LOCALLY HIGHER WAVES...
AND LIGHTNING STRIKES. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY
UNTIL THIS STORM PASSES.


Notice posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.