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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, April 24, 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

April 23, 2009



SC Ports, Trucking Community Launch Partnership to Reduce Emissions



Charleston, SC – Trucks serving the Port of Charleston are getting
cleaner and greener through a new program that reduces truck emissions
while saving companies big bucks on their fuel bill.



Under the public-private project, 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 are
receiving rebates to help cover part of the cost for technologies such as
auxiliary power units that reduce truck idling or other equipment that
cuts fuel use.



The SCSPA announced the rebate program as part of its “Pledge for Growth”
initiative in February. By the application deadline a month later, truck
owners from across the state had applied to upgrade hundreds of trucks
with the new technology.



“This 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 project’s success
shows that the trucking industry is very interested in solutions that
have both environmental and financial benefits.”



The SCSPA’s project partners include the CMCA, South Carolina Trucking
Association, Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, S.C. Department of
Health and Environmental Control and the American Lung Association. A
committee comprised of project partners evaluated the applications and
selected the rebate recipients.



Receiving the rebates are Bulldog Hiway Express, Superior Transportation,
B.W. Mitchum, Rich Mountain Transport, Osprey Leasing Corp., T&M
Transfer, The Maine Team, McKenzie Trucking as well as nine owner-
operators. Work on the rigs will be completed by this fall.



“This positive collaboration between the public and private sectors has
made it 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. “The program shows that what’s good
for business can also be good for the environment.”



The rebate program covers upgrades 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 receive a rebate to recoup half of the cost
to upgrade this equipment.



Truck owners are also receiving rebates 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.

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Nucor reports $189.6M loss in Q1
Friday, 24 April 2009
Staff Report

CHARLOTTE -- Nucor Corp. reported Thursday a consolidated net loss of
$189.6 million for the first quarter of 2009, or 60 cents per diluted
share. In the first quarter of 2008, the company reported earnings of
$409.8 million, or $1.41 per diluted share.

Nucor, which is based in Charlotte and has operations in Berkeley County,
Darlington and Florence, also posted earnings of $105.9 million in the
fourth quarter of 2008.

“As we have progressed from September 2008 to March 2009, we have seen
business and market conditions worsen each succeeding month,” the company
said in a statement. “Entering the second quarter of 2009, both the U.S.
economy and steel market conditions have continued to deteriorate, and we
expect a second quarter loss greater than the first quarter as a result.”

Nucor’s steel mill utilization rate has decreased to approximately 45% in
the first quarter, compared to 92% in the first quarter of 2008 and 48%
in the fourth quarter of 2008.

“The dramatically lower production rates of our mills have further slowed
the rate at which our sheet mills are consuming higher cost iron units,
in particular pig iron inventories, which were purchased prior to the
collapse in both the economy and scrap/pig iron pricing in last year's
fourth quarter. We expect that the impact from higher cost scrap will
disappear during the second quarter,” the company said.

In March, Nucor said it anticipated losing between 55 cents to 60 cents
per share in the first quarter, which ended April 4.

“The unprecedented speed and magnitude of the global economy’s decline to
depressed levels not seen in our lifetime have presented severe
challenges in 2009. The economy has fallen off a cliff — and there is no
visibility as to the timing of the recovery,” Dan DiMicco, Nucor’s
chairman, CEO and president, said in March.

Noting the disappointing first-quarter numbers, DiMicco said the company
is responding to the challenges with the “can-do attitude and
determination” that characterizes the Nucor culture.

“With Nucor’s unrivaled position of strength in the steel industry, our
team is working to continue Nucor’s long tradition of taking advantage of
economic downturns to grow even stronger and reward our shareholders with
attractive long-term returns,” DiMicco said.


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CURRENT ISSUES:

05/05/09 - Charleston National Transportation Banquet
05/12/09 - 1145-0130 CWIT Luncheon
05/13/09 - VA Prop Spring Cruise

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

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
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

W 6 Low 12:29 AM 0.0 6:28 AM Set 4:36 AM 88
6 High 6:26 AM 5.2 8:05 PM Rise 5:59 PM
6 Low 12:39 PM -0.2
6 High 7:06 PM 6.2

Th 7 Low 1:20 AM 0.0 6:27 AM Set 5:07 AM 94
7 High 7:13 AM 5.2 8:06 PM Rise 7:00 PM
7 Low 1:24 PM -0.2
7 High 7:51 PM 6.3

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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-
1045 AM EDT FRI APR 24 2009


THIS AFTERNOON
S WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

SAT
S WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

SAT NIGHT
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

SUN
SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SUN NIGHT AND MON
SE WINDS 10 KT. SEAS 3 FT.

TUE
E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

Notice posted on Friday, April 24, 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.