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SubjectDatePriority
Daily update03/31/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - PORT TERMINALS TO COMPLY WITH CLEAN AIR ACT 2 YEARS EARLY03/28/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/26/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE03/25/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/24/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE 03/21/2008 Normal
Daily Update - CROWLEY'S NEWEST ATB TO SERVICE BP CHARLESTON03/20/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE03/19/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/18/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE03/17/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/14/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - BMW TO SPLIT BETWEEN SC AND GA PORTS03/13/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/12/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - Port grabs larger share of BMW03/11/2008 Normal
Daily Update03/10/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE03/07/2008 Normal
Initial Daily Port Update - not confirmed03/05/2008 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update
Date:Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:
URGENT INFORMATION: None

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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 of 38’00 if LOA is less than 650’; Max draft of
36’00 if LOA is 650’00 or greater
Kinder Morgan – berth 1 - TBA
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - TBA
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - TBA
berth 4 – Max draft 39’00, tide needed for anything deeper than 36’00
BP - TBA
Wando Terminal – Max draft 46’00 – Max BM 187’00
North Charleston Terminal – Max 42’00 – Max BM 187’00
CST – Max draft 47’00 – Max BM 187’00

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: (PER PILOTS, AS OF 0730/12)
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HESS – TOWER BRIDGE - IN, ETS 1600/12

KMI – RUBY, ETA 15/2100

BP - T/B 650 - ETA 12/1030, ETS PM/13

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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.

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NEWS ARTICLES: (3/11) BMW expansion to boost port

The State Ports Authority received a major boost Monday when German
automobile maker BMW said it will "significantly" increase shipments of
parts and vehicles through the Port of Charleston.

As part of a $750 million investment, the company said it will create 500
jobs and add 1.5 million square feet of space at its plant in Greer,
between Greenville and Spartanburg. It will allow BMW to increase
production capacity from 160,000 vehicles a year to 240,000 vehicles a
year by 2012.

The expansion of the company's Upstate plant will mean a dramatic increase
in BMW-related shipping traffic in Charleston.
SPA officials said they expect the volume of finished BMWs exported
through Charleston to swell by about 50 percent to about 150,000 vehicles
year. More than half the autos that BMW builds in South Carolina head to
overseas markets. Also, the number of imported containers ferrying
automotive parts destined for the carmaker's suppliers will likely double,
officials said.

Byron Miller, SPA spokesman, said Charleston handles thousands of BMW-
related containers every year. And more than 1.4 million finished
vehicles, including imports and exports, have passed through Charleston's
Union Pier terminal since BMW started production in South Carolina 14
years ago.

Miller described Monday's announcement as "certainly good news for the
port."

"The ports authority remains in close communication with BMW regarding the
impact of their business decisions on the port and the people who work
here," he said.

BMW opened its $400 million manufacturing plant off Interstate 85 in 1994.
The first American-made BMW, a 318i, rolled off the production line Sept.
8 of that year.

The plant has been expanded since then to more than 3 million square feet
as the company has increased production, and it now employs about 5,400
workers. More than 18,000 people across the state, including suppliers and
others, play a role in making a BMW.

The latest move signals a vote of confidence in the state's work force,
said Gov. Mark Sanford, who was at the Greer plant Monday.

"BMW's announcement to expand its operations in South Carolina is far more
than an expansion. This investment brings with it an entire second
production facility," Sanford said in a statement.

The three-year project includes the construction of a new assembly
facility north of the existing factory to accommodate the next- generation
BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle.

Also, the paint shop will be expanded by about 300,000 square feet and the
existing body shops will be renovated, the company said.

After the expansion, the Spartanburg County plant will make the X3, the X5
Sports Activity Vehicle and the X6 Sports Activity Coupe.

The possibility of BMW increasing production at its South Carolina plant
was first disclosed in May, when a senior executive of BMW AG in Munich,
Germany, parent of BMW Manufacturing, said the company was suffering the
effects of foreign exchange rates.

The automaker said at the time that the decision to raise production is
part of an attempt to shield itself from a weaker dollar and meet
potential market growth in the United States, its biggest single market.
In 2006, BMW said, foreign exchange rates hurt its earnings by the
equivalent of about $902 million.


CURRENT ISSUES: 03/19 - 0800 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION MONTHLY BOD MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

03/20 - 0800 - NAVIGATION & OPERATIONS MEETING
03/20 - 1800 - PROPELLOR CLUB DINNER
04/08 - 1900 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING
04/16 - 0800 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION MONTHLY BOD MEETING (DATE TO BE
CONFIRMED)
04/17 - 0800 - NAVIGATION & OPERATIONS MEETING
04/17 - 1800 - PROPELLOR CLUB DINNER (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)
04/22 - 1900 - CHARLESTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING

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CURRENT HURRICANE ALERT STATUS - OUT OF SEASON
Seaport Security Alert currently at YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1
Airport Security Alert currently at ORANGE/HIGH

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TIDE INFORMATION:

Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 12 Low 6:23 AM 0.0 7:33 AM Set 12:15 AM 22
12 High 12:19 PM 4.9 7:26 PM Rise 10:27 AM
12 Low 6:29 PM -0.3

Th 13 High 12:48 AM 5.8 7:32 AM Set 1:26 AM 32
13 Low 7:24 AM 0.3 7:26 PM Rise 11:19 AM
13 High 1:19 PM 4.6
13 Low 7:29 PM -0.1

F 14 High 1:54 AM 5.6 7:31 AM Set 2:33 AM 43
14 Low 8:29 AM 0.5 7:27 PM Rise 12:19 PM
14 High 2:27 PM 4.5
14 Low 8:35 PM 0.1

Sa 15 High 3:05 AM 5.5 7:29 AM Set 3:32 AM 55
15 Low 9:38 AM 0.6 7:28 PM Rise 1:24 PM
15 High 3:39 PM 4.5
15 Low 9:45 PM 0.1

Su 16 High 4:17 AM 5.4 7:28 AM Set 4:22 AM 66
16 Low 10:43 AM 0.5 7:29 PM Rise 2:32 PM
16 High 4:48 PM 4.7
16 Low 10:52 PM 0.1

M 17 High 5:22 AM 5.5 7:27 AM Set 5:05 AM 76
17 Low 11:43 AM 0.3 7:29 PM Rise 3:39 PM
17 High 5:50 PM 4.9
17 Low 11:54 PM -0.1

Tu 18 High 6:18 AM 5.5 7:25 AM Set 5:40 AM 84
18 Low 12:35 PM 0.1 7:30 PM Rise 4:43 PM
18 High 6:45 PM 5.2

W 19 Low 12:49 AM -0.2 7:24 AM Set 6:11 AM 91
19 High 7:07 AM 5.6 7:31 PM Rise 5:45 PM
19 Low 1:21 PM -0.1
19 High 7:34 PM 5.5

Th 20 Low 1:39 AM -0.3 7:23 AM Set 6:38 AM 96
20 High 7:51 AM 5.6 7:31 PM Rise 6:45 PM
20 Low 2:03 PM -0.2
20 High 8:18 PM 5.7

F 21 Low 2:25 AM -0.4 7:21 AM Set 7:05 AM 99
21 High 8:31 AM 5.5 7:32 PM Rise 7:43 PM
21 Low 2:42 PM -0.2
21 High 8:58 PM 5.8

Sa 22 Low 3:08 AM -0.3 7:20 AM Set 7:31 AM 99
22 High 9:09 AM 5.4 7:33 PM Rise 8:40 PM
22 Low 3:18 PM -0.2
22 High 9:36 PM 5.8

Su 23 Low 3:49 AM -0.2 7:19 AM Set 7:58 AM 98
23 High 9:44 AM 5.2 7:34 PM Rise 9:38 PM
23 Low 3:52 PM 0.0
23 High 10:12 PM 5.8

M 24 Low 4:29 AM 0.1 7:17 AM Set 8:27 AM 95
24 High 10:20 AM 5.0 7:34 PM Rise 10:36 PM
24 Low 4:25 PM 0.2
24 High 10:47 PM 5.6

Tu 25 Low 5:07 AM 0.3 7:16 AM Set 8:59 AM 90
25 High 10:55 AM 4.7 7:35 PM Rise 11:35 PM
25 Low 4:57 PM 0.4
25 High 11:22 PM 5.4

W 26 Low 5:46 AM 0.5 7:15 AM Set 9:36 AM 84
26 High 11:32 AM 4.5 7:36 PM
26 Low 5:31 PM 0.6

Th 27 High 12:01 AM 5.2 7:13 AM Rise 12:32 AM 77
27 Low 6:28 AM 0.8 7:36 PM Set 10:19 AM
27 High 12:12 PM 4.3
27 Low 6:10 PM 0.8

F 28 High 12:44 AM 5.0 7:12 AM Rise 1:27 AM 68
28 Low 7:13 AM 1.0 7:37 PM Set 11:07 AM
28 High 12:57 PM 4.2
28 Low 6:56 PM 0.9

Sa 29 High 1:36 AM 4.9 7:11 AM Rise 2:19 AM 59
29 Low 8:06 AM 1.1 7:38 PM Set 12:01 PM
29 High 1:51 PM 4.1
29 Low 7:52 PM 1.0

Su 30 High 2:36 AM 4.8 7:10 AM Rise 3:05 AM 50
30 Low 9:04 AM 1.1 7:39 PM Set 1:00 PM
30 High 2:51 PM 4.2
30 Low 8:57 PM 1.0

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MARINE WEATHER:

WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
609 AM EDT WED MAR 12 2008


TODAY
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING W 5 TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS
2 FT.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS
1 FOOT.

THU
SW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

THU NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 FT.

FRI
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4
FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

SAT
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6
FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING N. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

Notice posted on Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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.