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SubjectDatePriority
Daily Update05/30/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/29/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/28/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/27/2008 Normal
Daily Update - PORT EXTENDS DEMURRAGE REDUCTION05/23/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE 05/22/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/20/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - BIO DIESEL STORY INCLUDED05/19/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/16/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/15/2008 Normal
Daily Update - NUCOR HAS NEW CONTRACT WITH DUFERCO05/14/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/13/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/12/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - Port of Charleston doing brisk business in exports05/08/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/07/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/06/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/05/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/02/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/01/2008 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:
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 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - TBA
Kinder Morgan - berth 4 - Max draft 39'00, tide needed for anything
deeper than 36'00 BP - Max draft 32'6" Low water / Salt 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 Nucor - Max draft
25'00 (movements daylight & tidal restricted), Max LOA 450', Max Beam 52'

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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BP - TUG INTERGRITY & 650-4 - IN 1530/1ST ETS 0730/3RD

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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.

PRIOR TO ARRIVAL - as of 11/15 - Mandatory Right Whale reporting by all
vessels - for information - www.nmfs.noaa/pr/shipstrike.com

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:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 1, 2008



TWIC Implemented in Port of Charleston



Charleston, SC – Thousands of workers in the Port of Charleston now must
show a new mandatory federal identification card at the terminal gates,
and so far the implementation process is going smoothly.



Starting today, federal law requires that all truck drivers, port
employees, longshoremen and others working on the South Carolina State
Ports Authority’s (SCSPA) facilities have a Transportation Worker
Identification Credential, or TWIC. Only a small percentage of workers
have shown up without the new mandatory ID card.



“Cargo is flowing smoothly and there were no major issues with
implementation,” said Bernard Groseclose, president and CEO of the
SCSPA. “The trucking community, the private maritime sector and labor all
contributed to a successful launch of TWIC in Charleston.”



The SCSPA worked collaboratively with U.S. Coast Guard-Sector Charleston
to actively promote the new program and educate the maritime community
through speaking engagements, media attention, signage at the gates and
direct mail and e-mail.



According to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security, 8,192 workers have enrolled in Charleston, and 5,373 cards have
been activated. Over the past five months, enrollment among local truck
drivers nearly quadrupled, from 841 in mid-July to 3,129 in mid-November.



The Charleston TWIC enrollment center opened more than a year ago. The
temporary location is at the Residence Inn, 5035 International Blvd. in
North Charleston.



The TWIC is required by federal law and will serve as an identification
card for all personnel requiring unescorted access to secure areas of
regulated marine terminals. The fingerprint-based ID card costs $132.50
and is valid for five years. To obtain a TWIC, applicants must
successfully pass a security threat assessment conducted by the
Transportation Security Administration (TSA).



In July, the U.S. Coast Guard announced an implementation deadline of
December 1 for the Port of Charleston. Today, the Coast Guard began
enforcement of the TWIC for certain port facilities in South Carolina,
Georgia and Florida.



For more information on TWIC, visit http://www.tsa.gov/twic



For more information:

Byron D. Miller

Director, Public Relations

S.C. State Ports Authority

843-577-8197

www.scspa.com



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CURRENT ISSUES:
12/10 - CHARLESTON PROPELLOR CLUB HOLIDAY PARTY
12/16 - SCSPA Board Meeting
12/16 - 1700 - Charlseston City Council Meeting

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
01/08 - 1700 - SAVANNAH PROPELLOR CLUB DINNER
01/13 - 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON MEETING ON ECEONOMIC CHALLENGES, HOLIDAY INN
01/22 - 0815 - NAV OPS Meeting
01/25-27 - GA FOREIGN TRADE CONVENTION
2013 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SEAPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT YELLOW/ELEVEATED - MARSEC 1

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with October 6, 2008.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Tu 2 Low 4:02 AM 0.8 7:05 AM Rise 10:54 AM 14
2 High 10:33 AM 5.4 5:13 PM Set 9:31 PM
2 Low 4:56 PM 0.9
2 High 10:41 PM 4.5

W 3 Low 4:44 AM 0.9 7:06 AM Rise 11:25 AM 22
3 High 11:13 AM 5.3 5:13 PM Set 10:29 PM
3 Low 5:38 PM 0.9
3 High 11:26 PM 4.6

Th 4 Low 5:32 AM 1.0 7:07 AM Rise 11:54 AM 30
4 High 11:57 AM 5.2 5:13 PM Set 11:27 PM
4 Low 6:23 PM 0.8

F 5 High 12:18 AM 4.7 7:08 AM Rise 12:22 PM 40
5 Low 6:28 AM 1.0 5:13 PM
5 High 12:46 PM 5.1
5 Low 7:13 PM 0.7

Sa 6 High 1:14 AM 4.9 7:09 AM Set 12:25 AM 50
6 Low 7:31 AM 1.0 5:13 PM Rise 12:49 PM
6 High 1:41 PM 5.0
6 Low 8:05 PM 0.5

Su 7 High 2:13 AM 5.2 7:09 AM Set 1:26 AM 60
7 Low 8:37 AM 0.9 5:13 PM Rise 1:18 PM
7 High 2:39 PM 5.0
7 Low 9:00 PM 0.2

M 8 High 3:13 AM 5.6 7:10 AM Set 2:30 AM 70
8 Low 9:44 AM 0.7 5:14 PM Rise 1:51 PM
8 High 3:39 PM 5.0
8 Low 9:55 PM -0.1

Tu 9 High 4:12 AM 6.0 7:11 AM Set 3:38 AM 80
9 Low 10:46 AM 0.4 5:14 PM Rise 2:28 PM
9 High 4:37 PM 5.1
9 Low 10:51 PM -0.4

W 10 High 5:10 AM 6.4 7:12 AM Set 4:49 AM 88
10 Low 11:45 AM 0.1 5:14 PM Rise 3:13 PM
10 High 5:35 PM 5.2
10 Low 11:46 PM -0.6

Th 11 High 6:07 AM 6.6 7:12 AM Set 6:03 AM 95
11 Low 12:41 PM -0.2 5:14 PM Rise 4:07 PM
11 High 6:31 PM 5.3

F 12 Low 12:40 AM -0.9 7:13 AM Set 7:16 AM 99
12 High 7:03 AM 6.8 5:14 PM Rise 5:11 PM
12 Low 1:34 PM -0.3
12 High 7:26 PM 5.3

Sa 13 Low 1:34 AM -1.0 7:14 AM Set 8:21 AM 99
13 High 7:59 AM 6.9 5:15 PM Rise 6:23 PM
13 Low 2:27 PM -0.4
13 High 8:22 PM 5.4

Su 14 Low 2:28 AM -1.0 7:14 AM Set 9:17 AM 97
14 High 8:54 AM 6.8 5:15 PM Rise 7:38 PM
14 Low 3:19 PM -0.4
14 High 9:18 PM 5.4

M 15 Low 3:23 AM -0.8 7:15 AM Set 10:04 AM 92
15 High 9:48 AM 6.6 5:15 PM Rise 8:51 PM
15 Low 4:12 PM -0.3
15 High 10:15 PM 5.3

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MARINE WEATHER FORECAST:

TODAY
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING W 15 KT IN THE LATE
MORNING AND AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 FT. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
MORNING.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 FT.

WED
N WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING E IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 1
FOOT OR LESS.

WED NIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 FOOT OR LESS.

THU
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

FRI
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO
3 FT.

Notice posted on Tuesday, December 02, 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.