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SubjectDatePriority
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/29/1606/29/2016 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/29/1606/29/2016 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/29/1606/29/2016 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/28/1606/28/2016 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/28/1606/28/2016 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/28/1606/28/2016 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/24/1606/24/2016 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/24/1606/24/2016 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/24/1606/24/2016 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/23/16 ==NEWS== Port of Wilmington Adds Additional Latin America Container Service06/23/2016 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/23/1606/23/2016 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/23/1606/23/2016 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/22/16 - BUCKEYE MAXIMUM DRAFT CHANGE06/22/2016 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/22/1606/22/2016 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/22/1606/22/2016 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/20/16 == NEWS== Jasper environmental review gets funding06/20/2016 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/20/1606/20/2016 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/20/16 == NEWS ==Chief engineer charged in tanker pollution investigation linked to North Charleston06/20/2016 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/16/1606/16/2016 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/16/16 06/16/2016 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/16/16==DRAFT RESTRICTIONS - VESSELS TRANSITING DEEPER THAN 37'0006/16/2016 High
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/14/16==NEWS==North Carolina National Guard holds training exercise at the Port of Wilmington and Port of Morehead City, June 13-2106/14/2016 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/14/1606/14/2016 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/14/16 06/14/2016 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/13/1606/13/2016 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/13/16 ==NEWS - Barge delivers first cargo up Savannah River in 40 years06/13/2016 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/13/1606/13/2016 Normal
Tropical Storm Colin06/06/2016 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/06/1606/06/2016 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 06/06/1606/06/2016 Normal
TS CLYDE - 0500/06 UPDATE FROM NHC - DAILY UPDATE LISTS ARE BCC06/06/2016 High

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, June 17, 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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KMI - ATB BROWNSVILLE - IN ETD 1700/17

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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.

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:

Sanford rebuffed on ports bill
Lawmakers override governor's veto of measure to restructure State Ports
Authority board
By Allyson Bird (Contact)
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Lawmakers overwhelmingly overrode Gov. Mark Sanford's veto of a State Ports
Authority restructuring bill and passed legislation that strips the
governor of the power to remove board members at will.
South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford

The law establishes new qualifications for board members and tighter
oversight of the agency's leadership.

It also sets deadlines for the State Ports Authority to sell land it owns
on Daniel Island and in Port Royal.

The Senate overrode the veto in a 35 to 9 vote, while the House overrode
the veto by 102 to 3.

Sanford released a statement after the votes Tuesday afternoon calling the
General Assembly "content to further set our state back."

"The ideas of more in the way of qualifications and long-term planning
contained in this bill were nothing more than a smokescreen for taking away
governors' ability to hire and fire board members," Sanford said in the
statement. "Taking that authority away will make our State Ports Authority
less accountable and less transparent, and will make our state less
competitive as a result."

The restructuring idea emerged after a particularly tumultuous year at the
SPA, beginning with a nearly 10 percent container volume decline reported
last summer and ending with the agency's top customer announcing in
December that it plans to move its business elsewhere.

Discussions continue with Danish shipping giant Maersk Line, though the
company repositioned three of its seven local calls in Wilmington, N.C.,
and perennial rival port Savannah. In January, shortly after the Maersk
decision, the SPA's president and chief executive, Bernard S. Groseclose
Jr., announced his resignation during a performance evaluation.

The SPA is expected to name Jim Newsome, an executive with German shipping
line Hapag-Lloyd, as its new chief executive at a board meeting next week.

Sen. Robert Ford, D-Charleston, co-sponsored the restructuring bill and
said Tuesday that if the Senate did not override Sanford's veto, the state
might limit the SPA's ability to hire a qualified replacement for Groseclose.

"Nobody would come here who is involved with the ports community right
now," Ford said. "They would not come here under this chaotic situation."
Cargo containers at a Port of Charleston terminal.

FILE/STAFF

Cargo containers at a Port of Charleston terminal.

SPA spokesman Byron Miller said the changes "will be embraced and
implemented thoroughly and aggressively," noting the agency's focus on its
role as an economic engine for the state. The SPA immediately will update
its bylaws to reflect the requirements for board members.

That means term reductions from seven years to five years and an invitation
to the state secretaries of commerce and transportation to attend next
week's board meeting as non-voting members. The SPA must also provide
financial records online.

Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Bonneau, maintained an active role in Maersk
discussions and introduced the restructuring bill. He pointed out from the
Senate floor Tuesday that 260,000 South Carolina residents rely on the port
for jobs. He said he could not name a single maritime business leader who
did not support the bill.

"The easiest thing for me, politically, to do would be to tell you to vote
with the governor," Grooms said. "On this one, I believe our governor is
wrong."

But Sanford praised those in the Senate who, for months, fought vigorously
to stymie the bill. His former chief of staff, Tom Davis, now a senator
from Beaufort, suggested the bill could impede progress on the joint
terminal with the Georgia Ports Authority planned for Jasper County.

"You're going to see nine board members from Charleston going native right
away," Davis said, implying the SPA board would concern itself only with
Charleston and not the entire state.

Then he drew upon the tongue-in-cheek local saying that underlines the Holy
City's sense of self worth: "All of a sudden it's the Ashley and the Cooper
going on to form the Atlantic Ocean," he said. "And it's Charleston all
over again."

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CURRENT ISSUES:
06/19/09 - 1700 - Charleston City meeting

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

06/24/09 - 1900 - Propeller club harbor cruise
06/25/09 - 0745 - CHS - NAVOPS MONTHLY MEETING
06/26/09 - 0800 - 12th Annual SC Maritime Open Golf - Dunes West
06/30/09 - am - SCSPA Training sessions for PortCharleston web users
07/21/09 - 1700 - Charleston City meeting
10/10/09 - TBA - CWIT - Luau Auction
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRICANE STATUS - Alert level 4/Seasonal - no storms predicted
SEAPORT SECURITY ALERT CURRENTLY AT YELLOW/ELEVEATED - MARSEC 1

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with June 11, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 17 High 3:05 AM 4.7 6:11 AM Rise 1:49 AM 40
17 Low 9:26 AM 0.2 8:30 PM Set 3:09 PM
17 High 3:46 PM 5.4
17 Low 10:14 PM 0.9

Th 18 High 4:02 AM 4.7 6:12 AM Rise 2:21 AM 30
18 Low 10:21 AM 0.0 8:30 PM Set 4:14 PM
18 High 4:42 PM 5.8
18 Low 11:17 PM 0.6

F 19 High 5:01 AM 4.7 6:12 AM Rise 2:59 AM 20
19 Low 11:17 AM -0.2 8:30 PM Set 5:23 PM
19 High 5:40 PM 6.1

Sa 20 Low 12:17 AM 0.3 6:12 AM Rise 3:44 AM 12
20 High 6:01 AM 4.8 8:31 PM Set 6:34 PM
20 Low 12:14 PM -0.5
20 High 6:37 PM 6.4

Su 21 Low 1:14 AM 0.1 6:12 AM Rise 4:38 AM 5
21 High 7:00 AM 4.9 8:31 PM Set 7:43 PM
21 Low 1:10 PM -0.7
21 High 7:35 PM 6.7

M 22 Low 2:09 AM -0.2 6:12 AM Rise 5:43 AM 1
22 High 7:59 AM 5.0 8:31 PM Set 8:46 PM
22 Low 2:06 PM -0.8
22 High 8:31 PM 6.8

Tu 23 Low 3:03 AM -0.4 6:13 AM Rise 6:54 AM 0
23 High 8:57 AM 5.2 8:31 PM Set 9:41 PM
23 Low 3:01 PM -0.9
23 High 9:27 PM 6.8

W 24 Low 3:55 AM -0.5 6:13 AM Rise 8:09 AM 1
24 High 9:55 AM 5.3 8:31 PM Set 10:28 PM
24 Low 3:57 PM -0.9
24 High 10:22 PM 6.7

Th 25 Low 4:47 AM -0.5 6:13 AM Rise 9:23 AM 6
25 High 10:53 AM 5.4 8:32 PM Set 11:07 PM
25 Low 4:53 PM -0.7
25 High 11:15 PM 6.5

F 26 Low 5:38 AM -0.5 6:13 AM Rise 10:34 AM 13
26 High 11:52 AM 5.5 8:32 PM Set 11:41 PM
26 Low 5:50 PM -0.4

Sa 27 High 12:08 AM 6.2 6:14 AM Rise 11:41 AM 22
27 Low 6:30 AM -0.4 8:32 PM
27 High 12:50 PM 5.5
27 Low 6:48 PM -0.1

Su 28 High 1:00 AM 5.8 6:14 AM Set 12:13 AM 33
28 Low 7:21 AM -0.3 8:32 PM Rise 12:45 PM
28 High 1:48 PM 5.6
28 Low 7:48 PM 0.2

M 29 High 1:53 AM 5.4 6:15 AM Set 12:42 AM 43
29 Low 8:13 AM -0.2 8:32 PM Rise 1:47 PM
29 High 2:45 PM 5.6
29 Low 8:50 PM 0.4

Tu 30 High 2:45 AM 5.1 6:15 AM Set 1:12 AM 54
30 Low 9:05 AM -0.1 8:32 PM Rise 2:48 PM
30 High 3:41 PM 5.7
30 Low 9:50 PM 0.6

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: ENE wind around 12 kt. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Seas around 2 ft.

Tonight: E wind 6 to 11 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt after
midnight. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 2 ft.

Thursday: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming S 5 to 7 kt in the
afternoon. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon. Seas
around 2 ft.

Thursday Night: S wind 8 to 11 kt becoming SW after midnight. Partly
cloudy. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday: SW wind around 11 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday Night: SW wind 11 to 15 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday: WSW wind 10 to 14 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday Night: SW wind 11 to 14 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sunday: W wind 11 to 13 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, June 17, 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.