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WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/30/1409/30/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/30/14 09/30/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/30/1409/30/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/29/1409/29/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/29/14 09/29/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/29/1409/29/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/26/14 09/26/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/26/1409/26/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/25/1409/25/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/25/14 09/25/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/25/1409/25/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/24/1409/24/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/24/14 09/24/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/24/1409/24/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/23/1409/23/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/23/14 09/23/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/23/1409/23/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/22/1409/22/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/22/1409/22/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/22/14 09/22/2014 Normal
MSA ON CALL AGENT FOR SAVANNAH, GA / SEPT 20-21, 2014 09/19/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/19/1409/19/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/19/14 09/19/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/19/1409/19/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/18/1409/18/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/18/14 09/18/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/18/1409/18/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/17/1409/17/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/16/14 09/17/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/17/14 09/17/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/17/14 (correcte date)09/17/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/16/14 09/16/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/16/14 09/16/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/16/1409/16/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/15/1409/15/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/15/14 09/15/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/15/14 09/15/2014 Normal
MSA ON CALL AGENT FOR SAVANNAH, GA / SEPT 13-14, 2014 09/12/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/12/1409/12/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/12/14 09/12/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/12/14 (added TS EDOUARD)09/12/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/12/1409/12/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/11/1409/11/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/11/1409/11/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/11/14 09/11/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/10/1409/10/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/10/1409/10/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/10/1409/10/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/09/1409/09/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/9/1409/09/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/9/1409/09/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE -09/08/1409/08/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/8/1409/08/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/8/1409/08/2014 Normal
MSA ON CALL AGENT FOR SAVANNAH, GA / SEPT 06-07, 2014 09/05/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/5/1409/05/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/5/1409/05/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE -09/04/1409/04/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/4/1409/04/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/4/1409/04/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/03/1409/03/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/3/1409/03/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/3/1409/03/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/03/14 (ADDED ARTICLE)09/03/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 09/02/1409/02/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 89/2/1409/02/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 9/2/1409/02/2014 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Date:Monday, September 08, 2014

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Maximum Depths - (Fresh)

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Main Channel - 45.0 ft

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">BERTH LIMITS/INFORMATION:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Buckeye ( formerly Hess ) - Max draft - 34'00 Max LOA 750’ Max DWT 70,000 MT UP to 2 x 10 INCH HOSES

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Delfin - Max Draft - 38'00 Max LOA 690'

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">ODFJELL Terminal - Max Draft - 40'00 Max LOA 700' - 1 x 8 inch HOSE 1 x 6 inch VAPOR HOSE

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Chem Marine - Max Draft - 38'00 MLW

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Kinder Morgan - berth 1 - 46'00 - all vessel arrivals require tide

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - 30'00"

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Kinder Morgan - berth 4 - Max draft 40'00, tide needed for anything deeper than 38'00 UP TO 2 x 8 INCH HOSES

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Kinder Morgan North - Max draft 32'00"

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">BP - Max draft at berth 35 ft FW - HOWEVER, PILOTS WILL NOT BRING ANY VESSEL INTO BP OVER 32’06

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Wando Terminal - Max draft 43'00 MLW - tide needed for anything deeper Than 43'01" Max BM No restriction

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">North Charleston Terminal - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">CST - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restrictions

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Veterans Terminal 35' MLW tidal restricted

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Nucor - Max draft 25'00 (movements daylight & tidal restricted), Max LOA 550', Max Beam 52'

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Pier J Max Draft 30 FT

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Airdraft under the Don Holt Bridge 155 ft per pilots

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Per pilots - restrictions for Tanker movements:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Drafts of 38'00 or less may transit at anytime

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Drafts of 38'01 to 40'00 -window:  Start in 1 Hour before low water until 2 hours before high water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Drafts of 40'01 to 41'00 - window: start in 2 hours after low water until 2 hours before high water

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Drafts of 41'01 to 42'00 - window:  start in 3 hours after low water until 3 hours before high water

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">TANKER VESSEL TRAFFIC:    


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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">            BROWNSVILLE / PETCHEM TRADER - IN ETD 2200/5

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">96 Hours - advance notice of arrival required by USCG

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">48 Hours - advance receipt of crew list by Immigration for any vessel arriving from a foreign port, or arriving coast wise with detained crew.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">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

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">24 Hours - advance fax of crew list and approved visitors required by Terminal.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">72 Hours - post port call, the Port Authority requires bill of lading figures for all bulk cargo.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">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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<span-size:24.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Grapevine: Port gatherings dominate Charleston business agenda this week

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Sep 8 2014 12:01 am

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Safe to say, Jim Newsome's calendar is full this week, at least through Wednesday. File/Grace Beahm/Staff<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The maritime trade will be awash in industry information this week.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The tide starts to roll in Monday, when State Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome delivers his "State of the Port" address before the 330-member Propeller Club of the Port of Charleston.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Newsome will likely head out from his speech over to the Isle of Palms, where the three-day 41st annual S.C. International Trade Conference will be getting underway at Wild Dunes Resort. The SPA is a title sponsor.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Highlights include a raft of panel talks about industry trends, including the challenges facing the trucking business and the outlook for container shippers and rail carriers.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The roster of speakers this year includes Mario Cordero, chairman of Federal Maritime Commission, and Jorge L. Quijano, administrator of Panama Canal Authority.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The keynote speaker Tuesday is from the political world, syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor George F. Will, who owns a home on Kiawah Island. While he's a port industry outsider, his body of work includes a January 2012 piece that Newsome himself could have written. The headline: "Stop stalling and deepen Charleston Harbor."

<span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">In new hands

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">One of the region's oldest surviving shopping centers has changed hands.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">An affiliate of Adams Development Co. LLC has purchased Gas Lite Square in North Charleston. The aging 80,687-square-foot retail property is at 5617 Rivers Ave., just south of Remount Road.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The sale to Gas Lite Square LLC closed Aug. 25. The price was not immediately available.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The seller was a company formed by longtime local real estate investor Emerson Read.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The 6.67-acre property has 26 retail spaces and about 740 feet of frontage along a busy but underdeveloped commercial area of Rivers Avenue.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The buyer said in a written statement that it is "in discussions with a national big-box retailer and renovation plans are being finalized now for the major components of the center."

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Improvements at Gas Lite Square are planned for the facade, parking lot, signs and landscaping, said Adams Development, which has offices in Charleston and Augusta and is managing the property. The work is scheduled to be completed in mid-2015.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Gas Lite Square was built in 1957, Charleston County property records show.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Existing tenants include the Camo Bunker Army-Navy Store, West Marine and a variety of small service businesses, from a computer shop to a Chinese restaurant to a liquor store. About two-thirds of the property is occupied.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The Mount Pleasant-based commercial real estate firm Belk Lucy has been tapped to handle the leasing duties.

<span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">State intervention

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The rift between Charleston's main industry-recruiting agency and the three Lowcountry counties that help support it financially hasn't missed the attention of Gov. Nikki Haley.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The governor said Thursday she was aware of the tiff and had dispatched Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt to intervene.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">"They need to work together," Haley said.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Hitt will meet with representatives of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance and others from Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments to try to iron out differences.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The counties, which have been providing close to about a third of the alliance's $3.1 million annual budget, want more say in the agency's affairs and a better working relationship. Two of them - Berkeley and Charleston - have voted to withhold their funding until issues are resolved. Dorchester trimmed its contribution this year because of budget constraints and questions over return on investment.

<span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Georgia on their mind

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">A potent potable made in North Charleston may soon be spirited away to Atlanta.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">American Spirit Whiskey founders Charlie Thompson and Jim Chasteen have agreed to purchase a 60,000-square-foot space in the brand's hometown in Georgia and invest $5 million to develop it as a distillery and storage space. The new site will also include a 16,000-square-foot event space.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Currently produced by Terressentia in North Charleston, the white whiskey brand is present in 500 retail accounts and a host of restaurants in Georgia's capital city.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Future plans for the company also include expansion into aged-whiskey products and locally sourced peach, apple and grape brandies. American Spirit expects the Georgia distillery to be fully operational within 18 months. In the meantime, production will continue in Palmetto Commerce Park.

<span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Outbound impact

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Exports from South Carolina leave behind a healthy return.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The U.S. Department of Commerce said last week exports supported 138,457 jobs in 2013. It specifically pointed out the Greenville metropolitan area, which registered $12.2 billion in goods exports in 2013, or 49 percent of the Palmetto State's total merchandise exports, ranking it 24th in the nation. That's where German automaker BMW makes cars, many of them shipped through the Port of Charleston.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Key merchandise categories for South Carolina in 2013 included transportation equipment machinery. China, Canada, Germany, Mexico and the United Kingdom were the leading destinations for South Carolina exports.

<span-size:13.5pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">And the winner is ...

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Charleston's reputation as a top wedding destination in America is being marched out.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">In a wedding giveaway contest valued at more than $50,000 sponsored by Magnolia Plantation and 19 local vendors, a North Carolina couple will talk about their win in an 11 a.m. press conference Sept. 15 in the Carriage House at the scenic historic site on the Ashley River.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Courtney Sweetser and Caleb Smith of Raleigh won the "Sharing the Romance" contest. They will exchange vows on Feb. 7 at Magnolia and honeymoon in Charleston.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Vendors will also attend the press conference.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Fox 24-TV and "Charleston Weddings," published by "Charleston Magazine," are the contest's media sponsors.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The couple won the contest in a nationwide online voting. They received 10,266 votes of the 24,043 votes cast. Couples were asked to submit short videos explaining how they met and why they want a wedding at Magnolia and honeymoon in Charleston. In June, judges chose four semifinalists.

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Videos were poWando Terminal in Mount Pleasant

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Sep 7 2014 12:01 am

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<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">An aerial view of the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant. File/Leroy Burnell/staff<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The wave of larger ships calling on the Port of Charleston is triggering a multimillion-dollar surge of construction activity at the state's busiest container terminal.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The State Ports Authority is in the planning stages of what is expected to be a nearly three-year process to enhance Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant. Slated to start in spring 2015, the 31-month improvement project will include strenghening the wharf, in addition to adding larger cargo cranes as early as summer 2015.

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Enlarge<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif""> The Wando Welch Terminal is handling more “megaships.” File/Staff

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">This is the SPA's latest improvement to the 237-acre property, and is part of the maritime agency's aggressive billion-dollar plan to add and improve terminal space over the next 10 years.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The spending plan feeds the SPA's goal to grow marketshare in the Southeast and be prepared for the larger class of cargo ships coming from the soon-to-be expanded Panama Canal.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Shippers are shifting to larger vessels, dubbed post-Panamax class, as a way to save on the costs of moving cargo overseas. Post-Panamax describes vessels too long or wide to squeeze through the current dimensions of the Panama Canal.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">In addition to upgrading the Wando Terminal, the SPA's billion-dollar plan includes building a new $700 million terminal at the former Navy base and deepening Charleston Harbor to 50 feet from 45.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">"Just picture everything is getting bigger and stronger, and that leads us to do this project at Wando," said Jim Newsome, the SPA's president and CEO.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Wando Terminal has undergone several upgrades since opening in 1982, projects often completed for more capacity and to handle larger ships, officials said.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Over the last decade, some projects have included new wiring for cold cargo containers used to transport fruit and meat overseas, in addition to a $29 million project that added 25 acres of more container storage capacity in 2008. That's an addition to 65 acres it has developed at the terminal for general uses over the years.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The prictag of the latest upgrade will be determined after engineering firm Parsons Brinckerhoff completes an $840,990 engineering and design study later this year, Newsome said.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Newsome said the improvements are critical since shippers already are using the Suez Canal to send larger vessels to the East Coast. That means the post-Panamax class has been calling on Wando Terminal, adding to the wear and tear on the wharf, Newsome said.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">"When this terminal was built, nobody ever conceived of ships the sizes we are talking about today," Newsome said. "So, it's that, along with the wharf is older ... and it has impacts from salts and things of that nature, in addition to impacts from dealing with heavier ships."

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">So far, the SPA board has set aside roughly $13 million in the latest fiscal year budget, which started in July. The funds will support the first phase of the wharf improvement, which is planned to start around April with the closure of one of the three shipping berths at Wando, said James K. Van Ness III, the SPA's vice president of engineering.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The closure will allow construction crews to make enhancements such as additional pilings into the wharf and new rails used for maneuvering cargo cranes.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The new rails are being installed to support two new post-Panamax cranes, which cost $24.9 million, being produced by Shanghai-based ZPMC, SPA officials have said.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">The improvement project also will include repairs to the wharf fenders and other infrastructure components battered by the ebb and flow of daily vessel traffic, officials said.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">"It's something we have to do to modernize," Van Ness said of the project.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Kent Gourdin, director of global logistics and transportation programs at the College of Charleston, agreed, saying the changes are critical for maritime trade.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">"Ships are just bigger and you need cranes that can span them and also make sure they can unload these things," Gourdin said. "As with anything, you have to plan for that and get it in place before the ship calls."

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">There are expected to be some hiccups during the upgrade project, SPA officials said.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Shutting down a shipping berth at the SPA's busiest terminal will mean extra staffing and diverting ships to other SPA facilities, said Bill McLean, the agency's chief operations officer.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">"We have options," he said.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">McLean added that the temporary loss also will mean quicker turnover of ships.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">"Where there were ships we would work with three cranes, we will now have to work with four cranes instead because we would like to get (the ship) out of here because we have another ship coming right behind them," McLean said.

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">sted on Magnolia's website, allowing people around the country to vote for the couple with the most compelling story. An independent company tabulated the votes.


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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">CURRENT EVENTS:  



09/09/14 – 1700 – PILOT COMMISSION MONTHLY MEETING<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:black">

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">09/16/14 - 09/18/14 - HRSP MEETING


FUTURE/ONGOING EVENTS:  <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">


<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">09/25/14 – 0800 - NAV OPS MEETING

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">09/25/14 - 1700 - MASC HAPPY HOUR

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">HURRICANE STATUS - LEVEL 4 - NO STORMS EXPECTED <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">


<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">200 AM EDT MON SEP 8 2014

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">1. A broad area of low pressure has formed in association with a

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">tropical wave located several hundred miles south-southeast of the

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Cape Verde Islands.  Cloudiness and thunderstorms accompanying this

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">system remain disorganized, but environmental conditions are

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">expected to be conducive for gradual development of this disturbance

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">during the next several days while it moves westward or west-

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">northwestward at about 15 mph.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...30 percent.

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">* Formation chance through 5 days...high...60 percent.

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">M    8      Low   1:38 AM    -0.5   6:59 AM     Set  6:22 AM      97

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">     8     High   7:38 AM     6.4   7:35 PM    Rise  7:16 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">     8      Low   1:57 PM    -0.6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">     8     High   8:16 PM     6.9

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Tu   9      Low   2:28 AM    -0.7   7:00 AM     Set  7:31 AM      99

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">     9     High   8:33 AM     6.7   7:34 PM    Rise  7:58 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">     9      Low   2:52 PM    -0.6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">     9     High   9:07 PM     6.8

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">W   10      Low   3:18 AM    -0.7   7:00 AM     Set  8:38 AM      99

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    10     High   9:27 AM     6.8   7:33 PM    Rise  8:39 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    10      Low   3:45 PM    -0.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    10     High   9:57 PM     6.6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Th  11      Low   4:06 AM    -0.6   7:01 AM     Set  9:45 AM      95

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    11     High  10:19 AM     6.7   7:31 PM    Rise  9:21 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    11      Low   4:38 PM    -0.2

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    11     High  10:47 PM     6.3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">F   12      Low   4:55 AM    -0.4   7:02 AM     Set 10:49 AM      89

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    12     High  11:11 AM     6.6   7:30 PM    Rise 10:04 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    12      Low   5:30 PM     0.1

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    12     High  11:38 PM     6.0

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Sa  13      Low   5:44 AM    -0.1   7:02 AM     Set 11:51 AM      81

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    13     High  12:04 PM     6.4   7:29 PM    Rise 10:50 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    13      Low   6:24 PM     0.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Su  14     High  12:29 AM     5.7   7:03 AM     Set 12:49 PM      72

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    14      Low   6:35 AM     0.2   7:27 PM    Rise 11:37 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    14     High  12:58 PM     6.1

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    14      Low   7:20 PM     0.9

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">M   15     High   1:23 AM     5.4   7:03 AM     Set  1:43 PM      62

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    15      Low   7:27 AM     0.5   7:26 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    15     High   1:53 PM     5.9

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    15      Low   8:17 PM     1.1

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Tu  16     High   2:18 AM     5.1   7:04 AM    Rise 12:26 AM      52

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    16      Low   8:23 AM     0.8   7:25 PM     Set  2:33 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    16     High   2:49 PM     5.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    16      Low   9:15 PM     1.3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">W   17     High   3:14 AM     5.1   7:05 AM    Rise  1:17 AM      42

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    17      Low   9:19 AM     0.9   7:23 PM     Set  3:19 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    17     High   3:44 PM     5.6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    17      Low  10:11 PM     1.3

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Th  18     High   4:09 AM     5.1   7:05 AM    Rise  2:08 AM      33

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    18      Low  10:15 AM     0.9   7:22 PM     Set  4:00 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    18     High   4:36 PM     5.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    18      Low  11:03 PM     1.2

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">F   19     High   5:02 AM     5.2   7:06 AM    Rise  3:01 AM      24

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    19      Low  11:09 AM     0.9   7:21 PM     Set  4:39 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    19     High   5:26 PM     5.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    19      Low  11:50 PM     1.1

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Sa  20     High   5:52 AM     5.3   7:07 AM    Rise  3:53 AM      16

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    20      Low  11:58 AM     0.8   7:19 PM     Set  5:14 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    20     High   6:12 PM     5.8

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black"> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">Su  21      Low  12:33 AM     0.9   7:07 AM    Rise  4:46 AM      10

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    21     High   6:38 AM     5.5   7:18 PM     Set  5:48 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    21      Low  12:44 PM     0.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">    21     High   6:54 PM     5.9


<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Su  21      Low  12:33 AM     0.9   7:07 AM    Rise  4:46 AM      10

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    21     High   6:38 AM     5.5   7:18 PM     Set  5:48 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    21      Low  12:44 PM     0.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    21     High   6:54 PM     5.9

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">M   22      Low   1:13 AM     0.8   7:08 AM    Rise  5:39 AM      5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    22     High   7:22 AM     5.7   7:17 PM     Set  6:21 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    22      Low   1:27 PM     0.6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    22     High   7:35 PM     5.9

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Tu  23      Low   1:50 AM     0.6   7:09 AM    Rise  6:32 AM      1

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    23     High   8:03 AM     5.8   7:15 PM     Set  6:54 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    23      Low   2:08 PM     0.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    23     High   8:13 PM     5.9

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">W   24      Low   2:25 AM     0.5   7:09 AM    Rise  7:26 AM      0

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    24     High   8:42 AM     5.9   7:14 PM     Set  7:27 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    24      Low   2:48 PM     0.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    24     High   8:49 PM     5.9

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Th  25      Low   3:00 AM     0.5   7:10 AM    Rise  8:21 AM      0

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    25     High   9:18 AM     6.0   7:12 PM     Set  8:02 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    25      Low   3:28 PM     0.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    25     High   9:24 PM     5.8

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">F   26      Low   3:35 AM     0.5   7:11 AM    Rise  9:17 AM      2

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    26     High   9:53 AM     6.0   7:11 PM     Set  8:39 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    26      Low   4:08 PM     0.6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    26     High   9:58 PM     5.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sa  27      Low   4:12 AM     0.5   7:11 AM    Rise 10:14 AM      6

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    27     High  10:28 AM     6.0   7:10 PM     Set  9:20 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    27      Low   4:50 PM     0.7

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    27     High  10:35 PM     5.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Su  28      Low   4:51 AM     0.5   7:12 AM    Rise 11:11 AM      12

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    28     High  11:07 AM     6.0   7:08 PM     Set 10:04 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    28      Low   5:36 PM     0.8

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    28     High  11:16 PM     5.4

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">M   29      Low   5:36 AM     0.6   7:13 AM    Rise 12:09 PM      20

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    29     High  11:53 AM     6.0   7:07 PM     Set 10:54 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    29      Low   6:26 PM     0.9

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Tu  30     High  12:05 AM     5.3   7:13 AM    Rise  1:05 PM      29

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    30      Low   6:26 AM     0.6   7:06 PM     Set 11:49 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">    30     High  12:48 PM     6.0

    30      Low   7:22 PM     1.0

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">W    1     High   1:02 AM     5.3   7:14 AM    Rise  2:00 PM      39

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     1      Low   7:24 AM     0.7   7:04 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     1     High   1:52 PM     6.0

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     1      Low   8:23 PM     0.9

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Th   2     High   2:06 AM     5.3   7:15 AM     Set 12:48 AM      50

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     2      Low   8:29 AM     0.6   7:03 PM    Rise  2:51 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     2     High   2:59 PM     6.1

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     2      Low   9:26 PM     0.8

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">F    3     High   3:15 AM     5.5   7:15 AM     Set  1:50 AM      61

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     3      Low   9:38 AM     0.5   7:02 PM    Rise  3:40 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     3     High   4:06 PM     6.2

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     3      Low  10:28 PM     0.5

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New""> 

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">Sa   4     High   4:22 AM     5.8   7:16 AM     Set  2:55 AM      72

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     4      Low  10:46 AM     0.3   7:01 PM    Rise  4:25 PM

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     4     High   5:09 PM     6.4

<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New"">     4      Low  11:27 PM     0.2

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<span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">MARINE WEATHER:  <span-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Courier New";color:black">

<span-size:24.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Coastal waters from South Santee River to Edisto Beach SC out 20 nm

<span-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Marine Zone Forecast

<span-size:18.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">For More Weather Information:

<span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">SynopsisLOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTHERN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS MORNING WILL MOVE SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD TODAY AND TONIGHT AND MOVE INTO NORTH CAROLINA ON TUESDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL FOLLOW IN BEHIND THE LOW...BUT STALL OVER THE AREA BEFORE DISSIPATING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD BACK IN FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK...BEFORE ANOTHER COLD FRONT SLOWLY APPROACHES LATE FRIDAY AND PUSHES THROUGH THE AREA FRIDAY NIGHT OR SATURDAY. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Today S winds 15 to 20 kt early...decreasing to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers and tstms until late afternoon...then showers and tstms likely late. Locally heavy rainfall possible early this morning. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Tonight SW winds 10 to 15 kt...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Showers and tstms likely. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Tue W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Tue Night SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms... Mainly in the evening. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Wed N winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the morning. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Wed Night SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Seas 2 ft. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Thu SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Thu Night SW winds 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Fri N winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. <span-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">Fri Night NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

mariners are reminded that winds and seas can be higher in and near tstms


Notice posted on Monday, September 08, 2014

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.