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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, April 22, 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 - 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

VESSEL TRAFFIC:
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BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - ETA 1830/25TH

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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

4/22/2009

Charleston Tug Boats Switch to Cleaner Fuel

Charleston, SC – Continuing the Charleston maritime community’s “Pledge
for Growth” environmental commitment, a local tug boat operator is
switching half its fleet to cleaner-burning fuels. The fuel switch was
made possible through grant funding awarded by the South Carolina
Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.

Last week, DHEC, through the federal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
(DERA) program, awarded grants to nine organizations across the state in
both the public and private sector.

Moran Charleston will upgrade one tug to ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD)
three years ahead of federal mandate and another tug to a biodiesel
blend. The funding covers the additional cost of buying the cleaner fuel,
which ranges from 10 to 22 cents more per gallon than regular diesel.
Moran will receive 75 percent of the cost difference in DERA grant
funding and will cover the remaining 25 percent.

Moran’s project involves switching its largest Charleston-based tug, the
6,140-horsepower Elizabeth Turecamo, to ULSD. This change will provide an
estimated 10 percent reduction in particulate matter emissions. The
company also will switch the Cape May, a 3,000-horsepower twin screw tug,
to a B20 biodiesel/ULSD blend, reducing particulate matter by 9 percent,
carbon monoxide (CO) emissions by 10 percent and hydrocarbon (HC)
emissions by 21 percent.

Moran joins other organizations in the local maritime community using
cleaner fuels to reduce port-related air emissions. The Charleston Branch
Pilots Association, South Carolina State Ports Authority, South Carolina
Public Railways and tenants have switched to ULSD in all pilot boats, on-
terminal lifting equipment, and locomotives, respectively.

Moran provides ship docking and harbor towing services to vessels using
the Port of Charleston. It is the successor company to White Stack
Maritime, which had served the Port of Charleston since 1882.

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North Charleston port project ‘our own stimulus’


By Molly Parker
mparker@scbiznews.com
Published April 21, 2009

The S.C. State Ports Authority board awarded a $55 million contract to a
local firm for construction of a 5,000-foot-long containment wall into
Charleston Harbor as part of the new terminal in North Charleston.

The winning bid for the project — expected to span about 15 months — is a
joint venture between Cape Romain Contractors of Wando and Massachusetts-
based Jay Cashman Inc.

“It’s nice to pick up a job with longevity to it,” said Sonny DuPre,
president of Cape Romain Contractors.

Cashman is no stranger to Charleston. The firm was the lead contractor on
the demolition of the former Cooper River bridges that were replaced by
the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Business Research
estimated that the project will support about 720 direct and spinoff jobs
and create a $78.4 million economic impact in the Charleston region.

About 430 of those jobs will be in the construction sector, an industry
the recession has hit particularly hard. The project is also expected to
create about $27.7 million in personal income in the region.

“Our own stimulus,” said SPA board chairman David Posek.

The board awarded the contract without discussion during its Tuesday
morning meeting after an hourlong executive session.

Eight companies bid for the wall project, with the winning bid from Cape
Romain and Cashman coming in $5 million under the estimated $60 million
price tag.

This is a critical piece of the new terminal under construction on the
former Navy base. It represents the first major construction project on
the planned three-berth terminal.

Work is expected to begin this summer. Crews will dredge about 880,000
cubic yards of material, install the steel pipe and sheet pile wall and
construct a berm of about 290,000 cubic yards of rock.

After the containment structure is built, fill material will be placed in
the tideland area of the 280-acre terminal site.

Once completed, the new North Charleston terminal will be able to handle
1.4 million 20-foot-long containers per year, boosting the port’s
capacity by 50%.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

04/23/09 - 0815 - NAV OPS meeting
04/23/09 - VA Prop Dinner - Oyster Roast

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
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
05/26/09 - 1100 - VPA Board Meeting
06/09/09 - NC Port Advisory Quarterly meeting
06/11/09 - VA Prop Golf outing
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 April 21, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 22 Low 12:23 AM 0.5 6:42 AM Rise 4:54 AM 12
22 High 6:30 AM 5.1 7:55 PM Set 5:37 PM
22 Low 12:35 PM 0.1
22 High 6:49 PM 5.8

Th 23 Low 1:12 AM 0.2 6:40 AM Rise 5:24 AM 6
23 High 7:15 AM 5.2 7:56 PM Set 6:41 PM
23 Low 1:19 PM -0.2
23 High 7:33 PM 6.1

F 24 Low 2:00 AM 0.0 6:39 AM Rise 5:57 AM 1
24 High 8:00 AM 5.2 7:56 PM Set 7:49 PM
24 Low 2:03 PM -0.4
24 High 8:18 PM 6.4

Sa 25 Low 2:48 AM -0.2 6:38 AM Rise 6:35 AM 0
25 High 8:45 AM 5.2 7:57 PM Set 8:59 PM
25 Low 2:48 PM -0.5
25 High 9:03 PM 6.5

Su 26 Low 3:36 AM -0.2 6:37 AM Rise 7:19 AM 0
26 High 9:31 AM 5.2 7:58 PM Set 10:09 PM
26 Low 3:34 PM -0.5
26 High 9:50 PM 6.6

M 27 Low 4:25 AM -0.2 6:36 AM Rise 8:12 AM 4
27 High 10:19 AM 5.1 7:59 PM Set 11:17 PM
27 Low 4:23 PM -0.5
27 High 10:41 PM 6.5

Tu 28 Low 5:16 AM -0.1 6:35 AM Rise 9:13 AM 10
28 High 11:12 AM 5.0 7:59 PM
28 Low 5:16 PM -0.3
28 High 11:36 PM 6.3

W 29 Low 6:10 AM 0.1 6:34 AM Set 12:18 AM 18
29 High 12:10 PM 4.9 8:00 PM Rise 10:21 AM
29 Low 6:13 PM -0.1

Th 30 High 12:34 AM 6.1 6:33 AM Set 1:11 AM 28
30 Low 7:08 AM 0.2 8:01 PM Rise 11:31 AM
30 High 1:13 PM 4.9
30 Low 7:14 PM 0.1

F 1 High 1:37 AM 5.9 6:32 AM Set 1:56 AM 39
1 Low 8:07 AM 0.2 8:01 PM Rise 12:41 PM
1 High 2:19 PM 5.0
1 Low 8:20 PM 0.2

Sa 2 High 2:40 AM 5.7 6:31 AM Set 2:34 AM 50
2 Low 9:08 AM 0.2 8:02 PM Rise 1:48 PM
2 High 3:25 PM 5.2
2 Low 9:28 PM 0.3

Su 3 High 3:42 AM 5.5 6:30 AM Set 3:07 AM 61
3 Low 10:06 AM 0.1 8:03 PM Rise 2:53 PM
3 High 4:28 PM 5.4
3 Low 10:33 PM 0.2

M 4 High 4:41 AM 5.4 6:29 AM Set 3:37 AM 72
4 Low 11:01 AM 0.0 8:04 PM Rise 3:56 PM
4 High 5:25 PM 5.7
4 Low 11:34 PM 0.2

Tu 5 High 5:35 AM 5.3 6:28 AM Set 4:07 AM 81
5 Low 11:52 AM -0.2 8:04 PM Rise 4:57 PM
5 High 6:18 PM 6.0



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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-
316 AM EDT WED APR 22 2009


TODAY
W WINDS 20 KT...DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 3
TO 5 FT...SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT THIS AFTERNOON.

TONIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW 5 TO 10 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

THU
S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING S AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
2 FT.

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

FRI NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SAT AND SUN
SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.
Notice posted on Wednesday, April 22, 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.