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SubjectDatePriority
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/31/1207/31/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/31/1207/31/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/31/1207/31/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/30/1207/30/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/30/1207/30/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/30/1207/30/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/27/1207/27/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/27/1207/27/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/27/1207/27/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/26/1207/26/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/26/1207/26/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/26/1207/26/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/25/1207/25/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/25/12 - NEW PORT QUARTERLY MAGAZINE07/25/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/25/1207/25/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/24/1207/24/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/24/1207/24/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/24/12 - NEWS - GPA closes FY2012 with big numbers07/24/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/23/1207/23/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/23/1207/23/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/23/1207/23/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/23/1207/23/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/20/1207/20/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/20/1207/20/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/20/1207/20/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/19/1207/19/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/19/1207/19/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/19/1207/19/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/18/1207/18/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/18/1207/18/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/18/1207/18/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/17/1207/17/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/17/1207/17/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/17/1207/17/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/16/1207/16/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/16/1207/16/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/13/1207/13/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/13/1207/13/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/13/1207/13/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/12/1207/12/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/12/1207/12/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/12/12 - NEWS - Charleston Harbor Deepening To Be Completed Sooner, Cost Less07/12/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/11/1207/11/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/11/1207/11/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/11/1207/11/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/10/1207/10/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/10/1207/10/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/10/1207/10/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/9/1207/09/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/9/1207/09/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/9/1207/09/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/6/1207/06/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/6/1207/06/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/6/1207/06/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/5/1207/05/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/5/1207/05/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/5/1207/05/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/3/1207/03/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/3/1207/03/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/3/1207/03/2012 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/2/201207/02/2012 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/2/1207/02/2012 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 7/2/12 07/02/2012 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, July 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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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. All vessels must sumbit
USCG's H1N1 Flu checklist.

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:

Container drop expected to be 20%
Board hears dire projections, but also gets word on possible new business
in Georgetown
By Allyson Bird (Contact)
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Even State Ports Authority board members looked shocked when staff shared
the agency's expected container volume decline this year: nearly 20 percent.
Cargo containers at a Port of Charleston terminal.

FILE/STAFF

Cargo containers at a Port of Charleston terminal.

The SPA's fiscal year ends July 30, and the board learned the dour
projections at a meeting Tuesday. And South Carolina is hardly alone, as
many ports around the world, wracked by the recession and the crimp in
demand for consumer goods, are seeing steep volume declines.

"The downturn is spread across every single trade lane in every port," said
Fred Stribling, vice president of marketing and sales.

The rest of the agency's agenda focused on moving forward, covering
everything from developments in new terminal construction to luring cruise
business and additional customers at the underused Port of Georgetown.

Paul McClintock, the newly hired senior vice president and chief commercial
officer told the board that the SPA secured five potential customers for
Georgetown, an increasingly stagnant maritime facility.

The new business, in bulk and breakbulk cargo, could generate $5.4 million
in revenue and 300 new jobs, McClintock said.
Previous story

Port's container volume down 16%; Fall in traffic across docks leads to
revenue decline, published 05/20/09

But in order to close the deal, the SPA must show that plans exist to
deepen the waterway. At 21 feet in some places, the port must be dredged
another six feet to secure the contracts, according to McClintock.

"There is a lot of business riding on this, and I'd hate to see it go
away," he said. He added that the federal government might never invest in
dredging if Georgetown loses potential customers in the meantime.

McClintock said the SPA plans to make a presentation soon to the Army Corps
of Engineers, which handles harbor maintenance.

Another underused facility, the Port of Charleston cruise terminal, is
moving closer to redevelopment as the SPA wraps up its bidding process for
the Union Pier master plan.

Peter Lehman, director of planning and business development, said officials
with the SPA, the city of Charleston and U.S. Customs and Border Protection
recently toured the terminal and surrounding property with seven companies
bidding on the contract.

Lehman also described meetings with two cruise lines in a recent trip to
Miami. While Celebrity Cruises already plans to return to Charleston this
fall, Carnival Cruise Lines "is looking to expand operations at the port,"
Lehman said.

State Transportation Department Secretary Buck Limehouse, a non-voting
board member, said at Tuesday's meeting that his agency continues to make
progress on a port access road for a new terminal planned for the former
Navy base in North Charleston, despite recent controversy.

The Coastal Conservation League and the Southern Environmental Law Center
on Monday requested an injunction to halt construction on the terminal
until the Federal Highway Administration evaluates proposed traffic
patterns to it, including the access road.

Project manager David Kinard said the transportation department plans to
get highway administration approval on an interchange modification report
within the coming weeks and to move forward with acquiring 70 properties
along the route of the proposed road.

None of those properties is a private home.

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CURRENT ISSUES:
07/21 - 1700 - Charleston City meeting
07/22 - 0815 - CHS Maritime Association Board meeting
07/23 - 0745 - CHS - Navigation & Operations monthly meeting

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
07/28 - 1100 - NORFOLK - VPA MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
09/17 - 1200 - SAVANNAH - STATE OF THE PORT
09/22 - 1100 - NORFOLK - VPA MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
10/08 - 1200 - SAVANNAH - PROP LUNCHEON
10/08 - 1800 - CHARLESTON - CWIT DINNER/AUCTION
10/10/09 - TBA - CWIT - Luau Auction
11/24 - 1100 - NORFOLK - VPA MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

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 July 21, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 22 Low 2:43 AM -0.4 6:27 AM Rise 6:57 AM 0
22 High 8:41 AM 5.5 8:25 PM Set 8:59 PM
22 Low 2:47 PM -0.9
22 High 9:11 PM 6.8

Th 23 Low 3:34 AM -0.5 6:28 AM Rise 8:11 AM 0
23 High 9:39 AM 5.7 8:24 PM Set 9:37 PM
23 Low 3:42 PM -0.9
23 High 10:03 PM 6.7

F 24 Low 4:23 AM -0.6 6:28 AM Rise 9:22 AM 4
24 High 10:35 AM 5.8 8:24 PM Set 10:11 PM
24 Low 4:37 PM -0.7
24 High 10:53 PM 6.4

Sa 25 Low 5:12 AM -0.6 6:29 AM Rise 10:29 AM 11
25 High 11:30 AM 5.9 8:23 PM Set 10:42 PM
25 Low 5:32 PM -0.3
25 High 11:43 PM 6.1

Su 26 Low 6:01 AM -0.4 6:30 AM Rise 11:35 AM 19
26 High 12:25 PM 5.9 8:22 PM Set 11:13 PM
26 Low 6:28 PM 0.0

M 27 High 12:32 AM 5.7 6:30 AM Rise 12:38 PM 29
27 Low 6:49 AM -0.2 8:22 PM Set 11:45 PM
27 High 1:20 PM 5.8
27 Low 7:25 PM 0.4

Tu 28 High 1:21 AM 5.3 6:31 AM Rise 1:41 PM 39
28 Low 7:39 AM 0.0 8:21 PM
28 High 2:14 PM 5.7
28 Low 8:23 PM 0.7

W 29 High 2:12 AM 4.9 6:32 AM Set 12:19 AM 50
29 Low 8:30 AM 0.2 8:20 PM Rise 2:42 PM
29 High 3:09 PM 5.6
29 Low 9:22 PM 0.9

Th 30 High 3:05 AM 4.7 6:32 AM Set 12:58 AM 60
30 Low 9:23 AM 0.4 8:20 PM Rise 3:41 PM
30 High 4:03 PM 5.6
30 Low 10:19 PM 1.0

F 31 High 3:59 AM 4.5 6:33 AM Set 1:40 AM 69
31 Low 10:17 AM 0.5 8:19 PM Rise 4:37 PM
31 High 4:57 PM 5.6
31 Low 11:14 PM 1.0

Sa 1 High 4:52 AM 4.5 6:34 AM Set 2:28 AM 78
1 Low 11:10 AM 0.6 8:18 PM Rise 5:29 PM
1 High 5:47 PM 5.6

Su 2 Low 12:05 AM 0.9 6:34 AM Set 3:20 AM 85
2 High 5:44 AM 4.6 8:17 PM Rise 6:16 PM
2 Low 12:00 PM 0.5
2 High 6:35 PM 5.7

M 3 Low 12:52 AM 0.8 6:35 AM Set 4:15 AM 91
3 High 6:34 AM 4.6 8:16 PM Rise 6:57 PM
3 Low 12:47 PM 0.5
3 High 7:20 PM 5.8

Tu 4 Low 1:35 AM 0.7 6:36 AM Set 5:11 AM 95
4 High 7:21 AM 4.8 8:15 PM Rise 7:33 PM
4 Low 1:30 PM 0.4
4 High 8:02 PM 5.8

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: SE wind 8 to 10 kt. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
before noon. Seas around 2 ft.

Tonight: SE wind 6 to 9 kt becoming SW after midnight. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday: WSW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming S in the afternoon. A slight chance
of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms after 2pm. Seas around 3 ft.

Thursday Night: S wind 11 to 15 kt becoming WSW after midnight. A slight
chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Friday: W wind 6 to 10 kt becoming SW in the afternoon. A slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Friday Night: SW wind 8 to 10 kt. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday: SSW wind 8 to 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas
around 2 ft.

Saturday Night: SSW wind around 12 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sunday: SW wind 10 to 12 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas
around 2 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, July 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.