|Subject:||CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 07, 2009|
URGENT INFORMATION - NONE
Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft
Main Channel - 45.0 ft
Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:
Amerada Hess - Max draft - 40'00
Delfin - Max Draft - 42'00
Chem Marine - Max Draft - 38'00 MLW
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 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction
North Charleston Terminal - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restriction
CST - Max draft 45'00 MLW - Max BM No restrictions
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
KMI 4 - STOLT EFFORT - IN ETD 1800/7TH
FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:
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
flag arriving with foreign cargo aboard.
24 Hours - advance notice to Pilots
24 Hours - advance fax of crew list and approved visitors required by
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.
S.C. International Trade Conference set for May 26-28
Published April 6, 2009
The 36th annual S.C. International Trade Conference is set for May 26-28
at the Riviera Theatre and the Charleston Place Hotel in downtown
The conference brings together more than 400 people dealing in
international trade for business enhancement and networking
Donald Ratajczak, Ph.D., a celebrated economist who is featured regularly
on CNN and CNBC.
Charles Bierbauer, an Emmy award-winning anchor at CNN and global news
broadcaster for ABC, CNN and the Discovery Channel.
Mike Veeck, owner of the Charleston RiverDogs Minor League Baseball team
who is a consultant and author of the book Fun is Good: How to Create Joy
and Passion in Your Workplace and Career.
Leslie Schweitzer, senior trade adviser at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
and an expert on trade agreements.
Jonathan Fee, a partner at the Alston & Bird law firm and an expert on
customs compliance and international trade issues.
The conference also features a panel on third-party logistics with
representatives from Maersk Logistics, CH Robinson and Schneider
The cost is $425, which includes six networking sessions, meals and
refreshments. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2009
South Carolina State Ports Authority Names McClintock Chief Commercial
Charleston, SC – The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has
selected Paul McClintock to serve in the newly created position of Senior
Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), effective May 4.
As Senior Vice President and CCO, McClintock reports to the President &
CEO and is in charge of all business development functions for the
SCSPA. His areas of responsibility include all sales and marketing
efforts for Charleston and Georgetown, as well as real estate and cruise
“Paul brings to the Ports of Charleston and Georgetown an increased focus
on developing our existing customers’ business, while also bringing new
cargo opportunities to South Carolina’s ports,” said John F. Hassell III,
Interim President & CEO of the SCSPA.
McClintock has more than 26 years of experience in maritime, logistics,
sales and operations management experience. He previously served as Vice
President North America Sales for MOL (America) Inc., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), one of the world’s largest
multi-modal shipping companies. In this position, he was responsible for
planning and leading all North American sales activities, including a
staff of more than 100 personnel. McClintock earned a bachelor’s degree
in marketing from the University of Scranton.
“Paul has extensive global shipping experience and a demonstrated track
record of exceptional performance throughout his career,” said
Hassell. “He will significantly enhance our efforts to bring more cargo
to the docks in Charleston and Georgetown, increase market share and
encourage economic development.”
“South Carolina’s port system is recognized around the world for its
productivity and capabilities and it has tremendous potential,” said
McClintock. “I look forward to working collaboratively with our
customers and the maritime community to develop new cargo opportunities
as we expand to better serve our customers.”
Navy destroyer Truxtun to visit
A U.S. Navy warship, the guided missile destroyer Truxtun, will sail into
Charleston Harbor later this month for a weeklong stay, during which it
will be commissioned.
Built in Pascagoula, Miss., the 510-foot, 9,200-ton Truxtun went through
sea trials ahead of its scheduled mid-April arrival in Charleston Harbor.
Construction began in May 2004, said Northrop Grumman spokesman Bill
Glenn. Hurricane Katrina barreled through Mississippi in late August
2005, causing some delay, Glenn said. The destroyer was delivered to the
Navy on Oct. 24, 2008.
Several days of events are planned, including an open house April 20-21
at the Port of Charleston's passenger terminal downtown, where the public
will be allowed on board to roam the decks and talk with the crew.
Charleston was picked as the commissioning site as a reminder that the
region is still home to a significant Navy presence, including the Space
and Naval Warfare Systems Center and the Nuclear Power Training Command,
even though the former base and shipyard in North Charleston shut down in
As many as 20,000 civilians and military personnel worked at the base and
shipyard before they closed, but the area's military presence has
steadily rebounded over the past decade or so. The Charleston region,
which has an Air Force base playing a critical role in the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan, is now home to more than 22,000 military personnel,
including active-duty, reserve, civilian and contractors, according to
the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.
At a glance
Aegis guided missile destroyer Truxtun (DDG 103)
Weight: 9,200 tons
Beam: 66.5 feet
Navigational draft: 31 feet.
Speed: four gas-turbine propulsion plants will power the ship to speeds
above 30 knots.
Armament: general weaponry of the Arleigh Burke class destroyers could
include standard missiles, vertical launch missiles, Tomahawk missiles,
torpedoes and helicopters.
The ship will arrive in Charleston in mid-April. Public tour days are set
for April 20th and part of April 21 when the ship will be moved to Naval
Weapons Station ahead for an April 25 commissioning.
The ship is named for Commodore Thomas Truxtun (Feb. 17, 1755 - May 5,
1822), captain of the first U.S. Naval ship, USS Constellation. Truxtun
began his career as a privateer during the American Revolution.
Northrop Grumman Corporation; U.S. Navy
In total, the military and federal facilities located in the region have
an annual economic impact exceeding $3.4 billion annually, according to
Charleston also is home to thousands of military retirees.
The city is one of several port towns on the Navy's rotation for
commissioning ceremonies, with the last one held here in 2004 for the
guided-missile destroyer James E. Williams.
"It's an honor," said Jim Beltz, of the local Truxtun Commissioning
The ceremony is being conducted in Charleston because the Navy recognizes
the region "remains a viable interest," Beltz said.
The Charleston Navy League, made up of retirees and pro-Navy civilians,
also is a sponsor. As many as 2,000 people will attend.
Northrop Grumman has a contract to build a total of 28 multi-mission
destroyers for the Navy, Glenn said. The Truxtun is the 25th. Now under
construction are the Dewey, the Gravely and the William T. Lawrence, he
Revolutionary War hero Thomas Truxtun, the ship's namesake, may not be a
well-known figure but he had an illustrious career that began in
America's infancy. He reached the rank of commodore and was captain of
the first U.S. naval ship, the USS Constellation. At least five previous
Navy ships have gone by Truxtun.
Promotional materials bill the ship as a multi-threat platform "capable
of simultaneously fighting air, surface and subsurface battles."
Among the firepower and weaponry that can be assigned to the Truxtun, and
other ships in the Arleigh Burke class of destroyer, are various classes
of missiles, including the long-range Tomahawk, deck guns and armed
The ship's official commissioning ceremony is set for April 25 at the
Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek. The event also is expected to bring
a moderate financial boost to the area as various family and friends of
the ship's 276-member crew will be on hand.
The Truxtun's home port will be Norfolk, Va. Commander Timothy R. Weber,
a native of Decatur, Ga., and 1990 graduate of Vanderbilt University, is
the ship's first skipper.
Newest warship joins fleet in Goose Creek ceremony; Destroyer named for
Vietnam hero, published 12/12/04
"The ship had a great sendoff," Grumman spokesman Glenn said. "We had
people lined up on the docks waving little American flags."
Truxtun has already proven her worth on the high seas, at least as far as
two sailors stranded in the Gulf of Mexico last month are concerned.
The ship is credited with rescuing the 45-foot sailboat "Calypso Queen,"
which reported a broken mast and sail, on top of experiencing electrical
and mechanical problems.
The two-person crew was transferred to the Truxtun via one of the ship's
rigid-hull inflatable boats, while their stranded vessel was taken under
04/09/09 - 1200 - Savannah Prop luncheon
04/14/09 - 1830 CWIT Soiree
04/16/09 - 1100 - Georgia Logistics Summit
04/23/09 - 0815 - NAV OPS meeting
04/23/09 - VA Prop Dinner - Oyster Roast
05/05/09 - Charleston National Transportation Banquet
05/12/09 - 1145-0130 CWIT Luncheon
05/13/09 - VA Prop Spring Cruise
05/14/09 - VA Trade Symposium
05/22/09 - National Maritime Day
06/09/09 - NC Port Advisory Quarterly meeting
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED
HURRICANE ALERT - 5 - OUT OF SEASON
SEAPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT YELLOW/ELEVEATED - MARSEC 1
Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with March 27, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Tu 7 Low 12:47 AM -0.3 7:00 AM Set 5:35 AM 91
7 High 6:55 AM 5.7 7:44 PM Rise 6:04 PM
7 Low 1:09 PM -0.4
7 High 7:29 PM 6.1
W 8 Low 1:39 AM -0.5 6:58 AM Set 6:04 AM 96
8 High 7:43 AM 5.6 7:45 PM Rise 7:07 PM
8 Low 1:54 PM -0.5
8 High 8:15 PM 6.3
Th 9 Low 2:28 AM -0.5 6:57 AM Set 6:35 AM 99
9 High 8:27 AM 5.5 7:46 PM Rise 8:09 PM
9 Low 2:37 PM -0.4
9 High 8:58 PM 6.3
F 10 Low 3:14 AM -0.4 6:56 AM Set 7:07 AM 99
10 High 9:09 AM 5.4 7:46 PM Rise 9:12 PM
10 Low 3:17 PM -0.3
10 High 9:39 PM 6.2
Sa 11 Low 3:58 AM -0.2 6:55 AM Set 7:43 AM 98
11 High 9:49 AM 5.1 7:47 PM Rise 10:14 PM
11 Low 3:56 PM -0.1
11 High 10:19 PM 6.1
Su 12 Low 4:41 AM 0.0 6:53 AM Set 8:23 AM 94
12 High 10:29 AM 4.9 7:48 PM Rise 11:13 PM
12 Low 4:34 PM 0.2
12 High 10:59 PM 5.8
M 13 Low 5:23 AM 0.3 6:52 AM Set 9:08 AM 89
13 High 11:09 AM 4.7 7:48 PM
13 Low 5:12 PM 0.5
13 High 11:40 PM 5.5
Tu 14 Low 6:05 AM 0.6 6:51 AM Rise 12:09 AM 82
14 High 11:51 AM 4.5 7:49 PM Set 9:58 AM
14 Low 5:51 PM 0.8
W 15 High 12:24 AM 5.3 6:50 AM Rise 12:59 AM 74
15 Low 6:50 AM 0.9 7:50 PM Set 10:51 AM
15 High 12:37 PM 4.4
15 Low 6:35 PM 1.0
Th 16 High 1:13 AM 5.0 6:48 AM Rise 1:44 AM 65
16 Low 7:38 AM 1.0 7:51 PM Set 11:47 AM
16 High 1:28 PM 4.3
16 Low 7:27 PM 1.1
F 17 High 2:07 AM 4.9 6:47 AM Rise 2:23 AM 56
17 Low 8:29 AM 1.1 7:51 PM Set 12:44 PM
17 High 2:24 PM 4.3
17 Low 8:26 PM 1.2
Sa 18 High 3:03 AM 4.8 6:46 AM Rise 2:58 AM 47
18 Low 9:23 AM 1.0 7:52 PM Set 1:41 PM
18 High 3:23 PM 4.4
18 Low 9:30 PM 1.2
Su 19 High 4:00 AM 4.8 6:45 AM Rise 3:29 AM 37
19 Low 10:15 AM 0.9 7:53 PM Set 2:39 PM
19 High 4:20 PM 4.7
19 Low 10:32 PM 1.1
M 20 High 4:53 AM 4.9 6:44 AM Rise 3:58 AM 28
20 Low 11:04 AM 0.6 7:53 PM Set 3:37 PM
20 High 5:13 PM 5.0
20 Low 11:30 PM 0.8
MARINE WEATHER FORECAST
WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
1100 AM EDT TUE APR 7 2009
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 KT.
SEAS 3 TO 5 FT.
W WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
W WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
S WINDS 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 5
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING NW 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO
MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
|Notice posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009|
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.