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Subject:WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 11/08/18
Date:Thursday, November 08, 2018
Priority:Normal
Notice:


PORT LIMITS/INFORMATION
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Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance - 41.0 ft
Main Channel - 41.0 ft
 
BERTH LIMITS/INFORMATION:
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Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:
 
ADM Terminal 34 ft Max Draft,  675 Max LOA
Gold Bond Terminal Max Draft 34 ft Max LOA 600 ft
KINDER MORGAN RIVERROAD MAX DRAFT 38 FEET
AXION/CHEMSERVE WILMINGTON/ Koch / Amoco / Mobil Oil Terminal Max Draft 37 ft Max LOA 700 ft
Apex Terminal Max Draft 35’ 4” Ft Max ANYTIME LOA 800’
KINDER MORGAN WOODBINE/ Paktank Terminal Max Draft 38 ft Max LOA 750 ft     
Chemserve  - 37 ft Max -  LOA 700’ - DISCHARGE RATE FOR UAN SOLUTION –500 LIQUID S/T PER HR 1 EIGHT INCH HOSE
Buckeye Terminal Max Draft - 02/2018 draft 33.50 reduce by 9” each month
Colonial Terminal Max Draft 33 ft Max LOA 700 ft
Kinder Morgan Terminal Max Draft 31 ft Max LOA 600 x 106
South Wilmington Terminal (Exxon) – Max draft 38’00; Max LOA 800’
Carolina Marine Terminal – Max draft 38’00 (1/2018); Max LOA 800’ – possible deeper draft on a vessel by vessel basis
PORT DOCK 1 - MAX DRAFT ON ARRIVAL 41 FEET FRESH WATER ON HIGH TIDE  
MAX DRAFT ON DEPARTURE 40 FEET FRESH WATER ON HIGH TIDE WILMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA 
MAX PANAMA SIZE VESSEL – 1150’ x 150’
 
SCHEDULE TO ESTABLISH BOARD TIME ON DEEP ARRIVALS (CONFIRMED 11/17/18)
                                                                       
June 1, 2017


-             Nothing in this schedule shall be interpreted as limiting the pilot, vessel master, or facility operator from taking additional actions necessary to increase the level of care that ensures a vessel’s safe transit and mooring.
-             Time limits subject to change due to weather conditions, underpowered vessels, vessels with limited handling abilities or emergencies.
-             Vessels 38 feet and less move on any tide time at pilot’s discretion


SHIPS FRESH WATER DRAFT            AS EARLY AS                         LATE AS                                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                  SOUTHPORT                           SOUTHPORT
                                                               LOW TIDE PLUS                   HIGH TIDE PLUS


38’01” thru 38’11”……….…………….. 1:10………………………………0:30
39’00” thru 39’11”………………………2:00……………………………….0:20
40’00” thru 40’05”………………………2:40……………………………… 0:10
40’06” thru 40’11” …………………….. 3:10 ……………………………… 0:00
41’00” thru 41’05” …………………….. 3:40  …    0:10 BEFORE HIGH TIDE
41’06” thru 42’00” 1:20 BEFORE HIGH TIDE TO 0:20 BEFORE HIGH TIDE


SCHEDULE TO ESTABLISH BOARD TIME ON DEEP SAILINGS FROM WILMINGTON 


June 1, 2017


-             Nothing in this schedule shall be interpreted as limiting the pilot, vessel master, or facility operator from taking additional actions necessary to increase the level of care that ensures a vessel’s safe transit and mooring.
-             Time limits subject to change due to weather conditions, low powered vessels or emergencies.
-             Vessels 38’00” and less move on any tide time at pilot’s discretion
                                                  (PORT SIDE TO)


                                                            
                                                              AS EARLY AS                               AS LATE AS
                                                              WILMINGTON                           WILMINGTON   
SHIP’S FRESH WATER DRAFT        HIGH TIDE MINUS/BEFORE       HIGH TIDE                                               
                                                                            
38’01” thru 38’05” ……………………………..    5:00 ……………………………………….     HIGH TIDE
38’06” thru 38’11” ……………………………..    4:30 ……………………………………….     1:00 (before)         
39’00” thru 39’05”  …………………………….    4:00  ………………………………………     1:30 (before)
39’06” thru 39’11”  …………………………….    3:30  ………………………………………     2:00 (before) 
40’00” thru 40’06”  …………………………….    3:00  ………………………………………     2:30 (before)                                   




                                                          (STARBOARD SIDE TO)


                                                               AS EARLY AS                              AS LATE AS
                                                              WILMINGTON                           WILMINGTON   
SHIP’S FRESH WATER DRAFT        HIGH TIDE MINUS/BEFORE       HIGH TIDE                                                
                                                                            
38’01” thru 38’05” ……………………………..    5:30 ……………………………………….     0:30 (before)
38’06” thru 38’11” ……………………………..    5:00 ……………………………………….     1:30 (before)        
39’00” thru 39’05”  …………………………….    4:30  ………………………………………     2:00 (before)
39’06” thru 39’11”  …………………………….    4:00  ………………………………………     2:30 (before)
40’00” thru 40’06” ……………………………..    3:30  ………………………………………     3:00 (before)


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VESSEL TRAFFIC (TANKERS):    IN – NONE


DUE:   11/14 – GLV PETROCHEM PRODUCER
11/19 – FPT CHEMICAL TRANSPORTER
12/02 – BVL PETROCHEM TRADER


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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 NCSPA.  All persons wanting unescorted access to any vessel must have a valid TWIC.




Current Articles: (11/07/18) North Carolina Ports Hosts Second Annual Cold Chain Summit


November 7, 2018


Wilmington, N.C. – North Carolina Ports hosted the Cold Chain Summit 2018: Cold Gateways Expansion – Farm to Table and Beyond in historic downtown Wilmington on Wednesday. This is the second year NC Ports has organized and hosted the event focusing on current markets, shipping patterns, consumer behavior and environmental impacts of the global cold chain industry.


“This year’s summit comes at a time of significant growth for NC Ports’ perishables portfolio,” said NC Ports Executive Director Paul J. Cozza. “North Carolina’s port in Wilmington has tripled its refrigerated container business in the last four years; in February embarked on a year-long commitment to receive weekly banana imports; and in December 2017 joined the USDA’s Southeast In-Transit Cold Treatment Pilot program.”


The second annual event featured a keynote address from Nick Perkins and Felipe Espinosa of ACME Smoked Fish as well as three panel discussions made up of experts from across the supply chain.


Panel I: Grow It, Harvest It, Ship It was moderated by Taylor Howerton of SunTrust and featured panelists Butler Anderson of Lewis Nursery and Farms, Ceferino Estrada of KB Specialties, Dr. Laura Jeffers of the USDA-APHIS and Jose Hidalgo of Crowley. The group discussed the importance of making the Port of Wilmington the premiere global gateway for perishable goods.


“North Carolina’s port in Wilmington is strategically located on the United States East Coast making it an ideal location for moving both perishable imports and exports,” said Estrada.


“In addition to the Port of Wilmington’s great location, NC Ports offers unprecedented turntimes for truckers. It’s important that we are able to move perishable cargoes quickly to maintain peak freshness,” added Anderson.


Panel II: Homegrown North Carolina featured moderator Rob Hosford of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and panelists Jay Brickman of Crowley, Jose Calderon of Farm Park Products/Barnes Farming Corp., Oleg Kovalev of Mountaire Farms and Jason Lloyd of Interra International. The second panel of the day provided attendees a detailed look inside North Carolina’s agriculture business and the logistics behind moving the state’s agriculture products into and out of the Port of Wilmington.


“North Carolina Ports is open for business to the largest commodity in the state – agriculture,” said Hosford. “The Port of Wilmington has made transporting cargo ‘the last mile’ tremendously easy.”


Dr. Burak S. Ayata of Kuehne + Nagel moderated Panel III: Movers and Shakers: Where the Rubber Meets the Road. The panel featured speakers Tim O’Connell of Maersk Line, Josh Sigler of Ascent Global Logistics, Walter Vinson of Refrigerated Transport Electronics and Gary Winstead of ARC Transit.


Attendees also received an executive update on North Carolina Ports’ future plans and growth from Chief Operating Officer Brian Clark. Clark discussed in detail the Authority’s more than $200 million infrastructure improvement plan which is well underway. The Port of Wilmington has already received two of its three neo-Panamax cranes and construction continues on berth enhancements as well as the expansion of the container yard – which will more than double Wilmington’s annual throughput container capacity to over one million TEUs.


“This is only the beginning for North Carolina Ports. The infrastructure improvement plan will continue to make the Port of Wilmington an attractive global gateway for our customers today and well into the future,” said Clark.
CURRENT EVENTS: -   NONE


FUTURE EVENTS – NONE




SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
HURRICANE ALERT LEVEL:  4/SEASONAL – NO STORMS EXPECTED WITHIN 72 HOURS
 


Tides for Wilmington NC   
 
Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
                     /Low      Time    Feet    Sunset                    Visible


NOVEMBER 2018
 
Th   8      Low   4:03 AM    -0.2   6:38 AM    Rise  7:25 AM      0
     8     High   9:51 AM     5.2   5:13 PM     Set  6:17 PM
     8      Low   4:37 PM    -0.1
     8     High  10:03 PM     4.6
 
F    9      Low   4:46 AM    -0.1   6:39 AM    Rise  8:25 AM      1
     9     High  10:35 AM     5.1   5:12 PM     Set  6:59 PM
     9      Low   5:23 PM     0.1
     9     High  10:48 PM     4.4
 
Sa  10      Low   5:27 AM     0.1   6:40 AM    Rise  9:22 AM      4
    10     High  11:19 AM     4.9   5:11 PM     Set  7:44 PM
    10      Low   6:06 PM     0.2
    10     High  11:34 PM     4.2
 
Su  11      Low   6:06 AM     0.2   6:41 AM    Rise 10:16 AM      10
    11     High  12:05 PM     4.7   5:10 PM     Set  8:32 PM
    11      Low   6:50 PM     0.4
 
M   12     High  12:21 AM     4.0   6:42 AM    Rise 11:06 AM      16
    12      Low   6:44 AM     0.4   5:10 PM     Set  9:23 PM
    12     High  12:52 PM     4.5
    12      Low   7:33 PM     0.5
 
Tu  13     High   1:11 AM     3.9   6:43 AM    Rise 11:50 AM      24
    13      Low   7:22 AM     0.5   5:09 PM     Set 10:16 PM
    13     High   1:41 PM     4.3
    13      Low   8:18 PM     0.6
 
W   14     High   2:03 AM     3.8   6:44 AM    Rise 12:31 PM      33
    14      Low   8:06 AM     0.6   5:08 PM     Set 11:10 PM
    14     High   2:31 PM     4.2
    14      Low   9:05 PM     0.6
 
Th  15     High   2:54 AM     3.7   6:45 AM    Rise  1:08 PM      42
    15      Low   8:59 AM     0.6   5:08 PM
    15     High   3:21 PM     4.2
    15      Low   9:56 PM     0.6
 
F   16     High   3:46 AM     3.8   6:46 AM     Set 12:05 AM      51
    16      Low  10:00 AM     0.6   5:07 PM    Rise  1:42 PM
    16     High   4:11 PM     4.1
    16      Low  10:46 PM     0.5
 
Sa  17     High   4:38 AM     3.9   6:47 AM     Set  1:00 AM      61
    17      Low  11:01 AM     0.6   5:07 PM    Rise  2:14 PM
    17     High   5:01 PM     4.2
    17      Low  11:36 PM     0.4
 
Su  18     High   5:29 AM     4.0   6:48 AM     Set  1:56 AM      70
    18      Low  11:59 AM     0.5   5:06 PM    Rise  2:45 PM
    18     High   5:51 PM     4.2
 
M   19      Low  12:23 AM     0.2   6:49 AM     Set  2:54 AM      78
    19     High   6:18 AM     4.2   5:06 PM    Rise  3:17 PM
    19      Low  12:54 PM     0.4
    19     High   6:39 PM     4.3
 
Tu  20      Low   1:10 AM     0.1   6:50 AM     Set  3:53 AM      86
    20     High   7:04 AM     4.5   5:05 PM    Rise  3:49 PM
    20      Low   1:47 PM     0.3
    20     High   7:24 PM     4.3
 
W   21      Low   1:57 AM     0.0   6:51 AM     Set  4:54 AM      92
    21     High   7:47 AM     4.7   5:05 PM    Rise  4:24 PM
    21      Low   2:39 PM     0.2
    21     High   8:06 PM     4.4
 
Th  22      Low   2:43 AM    -0.1   6:52 AM     Set  5:57 AM      97
    22     High   8:27 AM     4.9   5:04 PM    Rise  5:04 PM
    22      Low   3:29 PM     0.1
    22     High   8:47 PM     4.4
 
F   23      Low   3:30 AM    -0.1   6:53 AM     Set  7:03 AM      99
    23     High   9:05 AM     5.0   5:04 PM    Rise  5:48 PM
    23      Low   4:19 PM     0.1
    23     High   9:28 PM     4.4
 
Sa  24      Low   4:17 AM    -0.2   6:53 AM     Set  8:09 AM      99
    24     High   9:46 AM     5.1   5:04 PM    Rise  6:39 PM
    24      Low   5:09 PM     0.1
    24     High  10:12 PM     4.4
 
Su  25      Low   5:05 AM    -0.2   6:54 AM     Set  9:13 AM      96
    25     High  10:31 AM     5.1   5:03 PM    Rise  7:37 PM
    25      Low   5:59 PM     0.1
    25     High  11:03 PM     4.3
 
M   26      Low   5:55 AM    -0.1   6:55 AM     Set 10:14 AM      91
    26     High  11:27 AM     5.0   5:03 PM    Rise  8:40 PM
    26      Low   6:50 PM     0.1
 
Tu  27     High  12:04 AM     4.2   6:56 AM     Set 11:08 AM      84
    27      Low   6:48 AM    -0.1   5:03 PM    Rise  9:45 PM
    27     High  12:33 PM     4.8
    27      Low   7:44 PM     0.1
 
W   28     High   1:12 AM     4.1   6:57 AM     Set 11:57 AM      74
    28      Low   7:46 AM     0.0   5:03 PM    Rise 10:52 PM
    28     High   1:42 PM     4.7
    28      Low   8:41 PM     0.1
 
Th  29     High   2:19 AM     4.2   6:58 AM     Set 12:39 PM      63
    29      Low   8:49 AM     0.1   5:02 PM    Rise 11:59 PM
    29     High   2:46 PM     4.6
    29      Low   9:39 PM     0.1
 
F   30     High   3:22 AM     4.3   6:59 AM     Set  1:18 PM      52
    30      Low   9:55 AM     0.1   5:02 PM
    30     High   3:46 PM     4.6
    30      Low  10:37 PM    -0.1
 
DECMEBER 2018
 
Sa   1     High   4:22 AM     4.4   7:00 AM    Rise  1:03 AM      41
     1      Low  10:58 AM     0.0   5:02 PM     Set  1:53 PM
     1     High   4:43 PM     4.5
     1      Low  11:32 PM    -0.2
 
Su   2     High   5:20 AM     4.6   7:01 AM    Rise  2:07 AM      30
     2      Low  11:58 AM    -0.1   5:02 PM     Set  2:28 PM
     2     High   5:39 PM     4.5
 
M    3      Low  12:25 AM    -0.4   7:01 AM    Rise  3:09 AM      20
     3     High   6:16 AM     4.8   5:02 PM     Set  3:02 PM
     3      Low  12:55 PM    -0.2
     3     High   6:32 PM     4.5
 
Tu   4      Low   1:16 AM    -0.4   7:02 AM    Rise  4:11 AM      12
     4     High   7:09 AM     4.9   5:02 PM     Set  3:37 PM
     4      Low   1:48 PM    -0.2
     4     High   7:22 PM     4.5
 
W    5      Low   2:05 AM    -0.5   7:03 AM    Rise  5:13 AM      6
     5     High   7:58 AM     5.0   5:02 PM     Set  4:13 PM
     5      Low   2:39 PM    -0.2
     5     High   8:10 PM     4.5
 
Th   6      Low   2:51 AM    -0.4   7:04 AM    Rise  6:13 AM      2
     6     High   8:44 AM     5.0   5:02 PM     Set  4:53 PM
     6      Low   3:28 PM    -0.2
     6     High   8:55 PM     4.4
 
F    7      Low   3:36 AM    -0.3   7:05 AM    Rise  7:11 AM      0
     7     High   9:28 AM     5.0   5:02 PM     Set  5:37 PM
     7      Low   4:14 PM    -0.1
     7     High   9:39 PM     4.3
 
Sa   8      Low   4:19 AM    -0.2   7:05 AM    Rise  8:07 AM      0
     8     High  10:10 AM     4.9   5:02 PM     Set  6:24 PM
     8      Low   4:58 PM     0.0
     8     High  10:22 PM     4.2
 
Su   9      Low   4:58 AM     0.0   7:06 AM    Rise  8:59 AM      2
     9     High  10:52 AM     4.7   5:02 PM     Set  7:14 PM
     9      Low   5:39 PM     0.1
     9     High  11:05 PM     4.0


MARINE FORECAST: 6NM NE Dredge Wreck MR
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Marine Zone Forecast
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...


Synopsis: AMZ200-090015- 1133 AM EST Thu Nov 8 2018 .Synopsis for coastal waters from Surf City North Carolina to South Santee River South Carolina out to 20 nautical miles... Weak low pressure off the coast, will give way to strong high pressure this afternoon and overnight. Winds will ease Friday before colder high pressure builds in this weekend. The high will edge offshore on Monday. $$
This Afternoon
N winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NE 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft. A chance of rain.
Tonight
NE winds 20 to 25 kt with gusts up to 30 kt. Seas 5 to 7 ft. A chance of rain.
Fri
NE winds 15 to 20 kt, becoming W 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 ft, subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the afternoon. A chance of rain with isolated tstms.
Fri Night
W winds 10 kt, becoming NW 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas 3 ft, then 2 to 4 ft after midnight. A chance of showers.
Sat
N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft. A slight chance of showers.
Sat Night
N winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts up to 25 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Sun
NE winds 15 to 20 kt, diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 5 ft.
Mon
E winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming S. Seas 3 to 4 ft, building to 4 to 6 ft. Showers likely. winds and seas higher in and near tstms.
 




Notice posted on Thursday, November 08, 2018

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.