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 Daily Port Update

Date:Thursday, July 30, 2009


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



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

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.




July 29, 2009

Port of Georgetown Nets New 20-Year Contract

Georgetown, SC – The Port of Georgetown will soon welcome the first ship
call as part of a new, 20-year contract that will bring business to the
port while supporting local manufacturing and maritime jobs.

Carolina-Pacific, a South Carolina-based producer of wood briquettes used
as a renewable energy source, will begin manufacturing and exporting
product from the Port of Georgetown in October. The first vessel is
expected to handle 6,000 metric tons of product onto a ship for export to

Carolina-Pacific plans to move approximately 66,000 metric tons in its
first year of operation at the port. Carolina-Pacific has signed a 20-year
contract with the SCSPA with two, 5-year renewal options.

Local officials and business leaders joined company representatives, the
maritime community and the South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA)
today at the port to announce the new business.

In addition to the business across the pier, Carolina-Pacific will
initially occupy more than 100,000 square feet of warehouse space at the
port to support manufacturing and exporting the wood briquettes, which are
used in power generation as an eco-friendly substitute or supplement to coal.

Wood pellets and briquettes are quickly becoming a high-demand commodity
overseas due to requirements that member countries of the European Union
generate 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

“We are excited to welcome Carolina-Pacific and this new business to the
Port of Georgetown,” said L. David Schronce, the SCSPA’s director of the
Port of Georgetown and Veterans Terminal. “Each ship entering the port
supports tugs, pilots, longshoreman and others within the local maritime
community, which means more dollars in the local economy.”

“Georgetown is a vital part of the state port system, and the Ports
Authority is dedicated to keeping it a viable port facility for this
community,” said David J. Posek, chairman of the SCSPA. “Today’s
announcement demonstrates the Ports Authority’s commitment to aggressively
pursue and grow business through Georgetown. Especially in this tough
economic climate, we must focus on our core mission of serving as an
economic engine for the State of South Carolina.”

“We appreciate and commend the Ports Authority’s flexibility and ingenuity
in helping us launch this business,” said John B. Kern, chairman and CEO of
Carolina-Pacific. “South Carolina is now staged to enter the renewable
energy industry on a global scale.”

Kern noted that the operation has a direct connection to the state’s
forestry and agricultural industries by utilizing South Carolina-sourced
Southern Yellow Pine in the on-site production of the briquettes and in the
transport of switchgrass grown in the I-95 corridor.

“I welcome today’s announcement and applaud Carolina-Pacific’s faith in the
positive business climate of coastal South Carolina,” said Congressman
Henry E. Brown. “This is also an important step forward for the Port of
Georgetown, a significant economic development resource that I have long
supported in Congress. The key to addressing the Port’s maintenance needs
is to increase the tonnage coming across the dock, and the aggressive work
by the community and the Ports Authority should be commended,” said
Congressman Brown.

“This announcement is another indication that Commerce’s close partnership
with the state Ports Authority is a winning combination. Having Commerce
project manager John Scarborough stationed at the port provides further
evidence that strong leadership at the Ports Authority working hand-in-hand
with an economic development professional is a team that is producing
dividends for South Carolina,” said Joe Taylor, Secretary of Commerce.

“Our state’s ports system continues to be an incredible asset for South
Carolina and Carolina-Pacific’s commitment to the Port of Georgetown is
another example of how export activity and the strength of our state’s
ports are integral in attracting new jobs and growing our economy. Thanks
to the team efforts of state and local leaders, Georgetown County will
benefit from this announcement now and in the years ahead,” Secretary
Taylor said.

Attention is being focused on maintenance dredging for Georgetown’s 27-foot
authorized channel. Thanks to the action of Congressman Brown, the Energy
& Water Appropriations bill approved by the U.S. House earlier this month
included another $1 million toward needed maintenance dredging in
Georgetown. With Sen. Lindsey Graham’s support, the Senate Appropriations
committee adopted the same provision in its version of the bill.

About the South Carolina State Ports Authority:

The South Carolina State Ports Authority, established by the state's
General Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport facilities in
Charleston and Georgetown, handling international commerce valued at more
than $62 billion annually and receiving no direct taxpayer subsidy. An
economic development engine for the state, port operations facilitate
260,800 jobs across South Carolina and nearly $45 billion in economic
activity each year.

For more information:

Byron D. Miller

Director, Public Relations

S.C. State Ports Authority



Give Back to the Community

The employees fo Salmons Dredging Corporation have been keeping their eyes
and ears open for an opportunity to "Give Back to the Community", to make a
positive impact on the life or lives of someone or some group of persons as
a company project.

We recently identified a need that we strongly feel is a most worthy cause.

Carolina Youth Development Center, originally founded in 1790 as the
Charleston Orphan House, is in desperate need of Back to School Supplies
for approximately 250 children and youths.

The employees of Salmons Dredging Corporation have embraced the opportunity
to partner with CYDC by purchasing/collecting new school supplies and
donating them to the children. At issue is the overwhelming size of the
task at hand. With so many children, Salmons needs the assistance of the
Charleston Maritime Community to stand with us in addressing this critical

Please consider joining Salmons by contributing needed items or making a
monetary donation to this worthwhile cause. You can learn more about CYDC
by visiting the following website:

Please bring all contributions of supplies or donated funds to Salmons
Dredging offices by Wednesday, August 12 or call Jack Harrelson at (843)
296-8116 for more information or a pickup. We will deliver all items on
Friday, August 14. Salmons Dredging is located at 1884 Herbert Street,
Charleston, S.C. 29405



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HURRICANE STATUS - Alert level 4/Seasonal - no storms predicted


Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 21, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

W 5 Low 2:15 AM 0.6 6:37 AM Set 6:08 AM 98
5 High 8:05 AM 4.9 8:15 PM Rise 8:05 PM
5 Low 2:11 PM 0.4
5 High 8:41 PM 5.8

Th 6 Low 2:53 AM 0.5 6:37 AM Set 7:05 AM 99
6 High 8:46 AM 5.0 8:14 PM Rise 8:34 PM
6 Low 2:51 PM 0.5
6 High 9:17 PM 5.8

F 7 Low 3:29 AM 0.4 6:38 AM Set 8:01 AM 99
7 High 9:25 AM 5.0 8:13 PM Rise 9:01 PM
7 Low 3:29 PM 0.5
7 High 9:51 PM 5.7

Sa 8 Low 4:03 AM 0.3 6:39 AM Set 8:57 AM 96
8 High 10:01 AM 5.1 8:12 PM Rise 9:27 PM
8 Low 4:08 PM 0.6
8 High 10:23 PM 5.5

Su 9 Low 4:37 AM 0.3 6:39 AM Set 9:54 AM 92
9 High 10:37 AM 5.2 8:11 PM Rise 9:54 PM
9 Low 4:48 PM 0.7
9 High 10:55 PM 5.3

M 10 Low 5:13 AM 0.3 6:40 AM Set 10:52 AM 86
10 High 11:14 AM 5.3 8:10 PM Rise 10:23 PM
10 Low 5:31 PM 0.8
10 High 11:30 PM 5.2

Tu 11 Low 5:51 AM 0.3 6:41 AM Set 11:52 AM 78
11 High 11:56 AM 5.5 8:09 PM Rise 10:55 PM
11 Low 6:19 PM 0.9

W 12 High 12:11 AM 5.0 6:41 AM Set 12:55 PM 69
12 Low 6:35 AM 0.3 8:08 PM Rise 11:32 PM
12 High 12:44 PM 5.6
12 Low 7:13 PM 1.0



Today: SSW wind 11 to 14 kt. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
after 2pm. Seas around 2 ft.

Tonight: SW wind 13 to 16 kt. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms
before 2am. Seas around 3 ft.

Friday: SSW wind around 14 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms,
mainly after 2pm. Seas around 3 ft.

Friday Night: SSW wind 12 to 16 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms,
mainly after midnight. Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday: SW wind 10 to 13 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms,
mainly after 2pm. Seas around 3 ft.

Saturday Night: SSW wind around 12 kt. A slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Seas around 3 ft.

Sunday: SSW wind 10 to 12 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms after
2pm. Seas around 3 ft.

Sunday Night: SSW wind 10 to 12 kt. Partly cloudy. Seas around 3 ft.

Monday: SW wind 8 to 10 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Seas 2
to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Thursday, July 30, 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.