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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, February 26, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:
URGENT INFORMATION - NONE

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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HESS - MARCHEKAN - ETA 1700/26TH ETD 0200/28TH

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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. All persons wanting unescorted access
to any vessel must have a valid TWIC.

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CURRENT ARTICLES:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2/25/2009

Charleston Port Launches Truck Partnership

Charleston, SC – A new collaborative program in the Port of Charleston
will reduce truck emissions and improve air quality, while saving
companies big bucks on their fuel bill.

Under the public-private project, trucks serving the Port of Charleston
will be retrofitted with emissions-reducing and fuel-saving technologies.

Funded in part by an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant received
by the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA), truck owners that
serve the Port of Charleston may apply for a rebate to help cover part of
the cost for technologies such as auxiliary power units, or smaller
generators that reduce truck idling.

“This project is a win-win for the environment and for trucks operating
out of the Port of Charleston,” said Stan Nutt of G&P Trucking and
president of the Charleston Motor Carriers Association (CMCA).

The SCSPA’s partners include the Charleston Motor Carriers Association,
South Carolina Trucking Association, Charleston Metro Chamber of
Commerce, S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control and the
American Lung Association.

“Through this collaborative grant program, it’s much more affordable and
accessible for truckers to upgrade their equipment,” said John F. Hassell
III, interim president & CEO of the South Carolina State Ports
Authority. “These technologies not only improve fuel use and cut costs of
running the trucks, but they also reduce air emissions, providing a
broader environmental benefit to the entire community.”

Truck owners may apply for rebates in two areas: idle-reduction projects
and retrofit projects.

Idle-reduction projects incorporate auxiliary power units (APUs) and
other similar devices such as battery air conditioning systems, thermal
storage systems and fuel-operated heaters. According to EPA estimations,
an average truck with an APU or similar device uses 8 percent less fuel
each year. Truck owners will be eligible to recoup half of the cost to
upgrade this equipment.

Owners also may choose to retrofit their trucks with EPA Smart Way
approved technologies, such as single-wide tires and aerodynamic kits.
Single-wide tires generate an estimated 4 percent fuel savings and
aerodynamic kits provide a 5 percent reduction. These projects are
eligible for a 75 percent cost rebate to the truck owner.

Applications are available online at www.pledgeforgrowth.com and will be
accepted until Monday, March 30, 2009. Selected truck owners will be
notified in May with projects completed by the end of November.

The new truck project is one component of a broader $1.7-million grant
the SCSPA received from the EPA to reduce port-related air emissions as
part of the port’s “Pledge for Growth” environmental initiative.

The other portion of the EPA program involves replacing Tier 0 engines
with certified Tier 3 engines on 21 rubber tire gantry cranes that handle
shipping containers at the SCSPA’s three container terminals. Among other
emissions reductions, the new engines will reduce Nox by more than 40
tons per year, or 57 percent, and particulate matter (PM) by 1.27 tons
per year, or nearly 40 percent. The repowers also will improve fuel
efficiency by 16 percent, or reduce fuel use by about 33,250 gallons per
year. The repower project is expected to be completed by November 2010.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

03/10/09 - 1145-0130 CWIT Luncheon
03/12/09 - 1200 - Savannah Prop luncheon
03/12/09 - 1800 - Norfolk Prop Dinner

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

03/17/09 - SCSPA Board Meeting at the Navy Base Terminal
04/09/09 - 1200 - Savannah Prop luncheon
04/14/09 - 1830 CWIT Soiree
05/12/09 - 1145-0130 CWIT Luncheon
06/09/09 - NC Port Advisory Quarterly meeting
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRICANE ALERT - 5 - OUT OF SEASON
SEAPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT YELLOW/ELEVEATED - MARSEC 1

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with January 30, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 26 Low 2:26 AM -0.2 6:51 AM Rise 7:27 AM 0
26 High 8:39 AM 5.3 6:15 PM Set 8:04 PM
26 Low 2:46 PM -0.3
26 High 8:47 PM 5.5

F 27 Low 3:07 AM -0.2 6:50 AM Rise 7:55 AM 3
27 High 9:12 AM 5.2 6:15 PM Set 9:06 PM
27 Low 3:23 PM -0.4
27 High 9:24 PM 5.6

Sa 28 Low 3:49 AM -0.1 6:48 AM Rise 8:26 AM 8
28 High 9:48 AM 5.0 6:16 PM Set 10:10 PM
28 Low 4:02 PM -0.3
28 High 10:04 PM 5.6

Su 1 Low 4:36 AM 0.0 6:47 AM Rise 9:00 AM 15
1 High 10:28 AM 4.9 6:17 PM Set 11:16 PM
1 Low 4:46 PM -0.3
1 High 10:51 PM 5.6

M 2 Low 5:27 AM 0.2 6:46 AM Rise 9:41 AM 24
2 High 11:16 AM 4.7 6:18 PM
2 Low 5:35 PM -0.2
2 High 11:45 PM 5.6

Tu 3 Low 6:26 AM 0.4 6:45 AM Set 12:24 AM 34
3 High 12:13 PM 4.5 6:19 PM Rise 10:29 AM
3 Low 6:33 PM 0.0

W 4 High 12:50 AM 5.5 6:44 AM Set 1:31 AM 45
4 Low 7:32 AM 0.6 6:19 PM Rise 11:25 AM
4 High 1:21 PM 4.4
4 Low 7:39 PM 0.0

Th 5 High 2:03 AM 5.4 6:42 AM Set 2:33 AM 56
5 Low 8:43 AM 0.5 6:20 PM Rise 12:29 PM
5 High 2:36 PM 4.4
5 Low 8:50 PM -0.1

F 6 High 3:17 AM 5.5 6:41 AM Set 3:28 AM 67
6 Low 9:50 AM 0.4 6:21 PM Rise 1:39 PM
6 High 3:49 PM 4.7
6 Low 10:00 PM -0.3

Sa 7 High 4:26 AM 5.7 6:40 AM Set 4:16 AM 78
7 Low 10:52 AM 0.1 6:22 PM Rise 2:50 PM
7 High 4:55 PM 5.0
7 Low 11:04 PM -0.5

Su 8 High 5:27 AM 5.9 6:39 AM Set 4:57 AM 86
8 Low 11:47 AM -0.3 6:22 PM Rise 4:01 PM
8 High 5:54 PM 5.4

M 9 Low 12:02 AM -0.8 7:37 AM Set 6:33 AM 93
9 High 7:21 AM 6.0 7:23 PM Rise 6:09 PM
9 Low 1:37 PM -0.5
9 High 7:48 PM 5.8

Tu 10 Low 1:56 AM -0.9 7:36 AM Set 7:05 AM 98
10 High 8:09 AM 6.0 7:24 PM Rise 7:15 PM
10 Low 2:23 PM -0.7
10 High 8:37 PM 6.0

W 11 Low 2:46 AM -0.9 7:35 AM Set 7:36 AM 99
11 High 8:55 AM 5.9 7:25 PM Rise 8:20 PM
11 Low 3:07 PM -0.7
11 High 9:23 PM 6.1

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MARINE FORCAST

WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
337 AM EST THU FEB 26 2009


TODAY
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING SE 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

TONIGHT
SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

FRI
SE WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING S 10 TO 15 KT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

FRI NIGHT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

SAT
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
5 FT... BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
S WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SEAS 5 TO 7 FT...SUBSIDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SHOWERS
AND TSTMS.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO
4 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

MON
N WINDS 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5
FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.
Notice posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009

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.