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SubjectDatePriority
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/31/1403/31/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/31/1403/31/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/31/1403/31/2014 Normal
MSA ON CALL AGENT FOR SAVANNAH, GA / MARCH 29-30, 201403/28/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/28/1403/28/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/28/1403/28/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/28/1403/28/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/27/1403/27/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/27/1403/27/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/27/1403/27/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/26/1403/26/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/26/1403/26/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/26/1403/26/2014 Normal
Houston ship channel update03/25/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/25/1403/25/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/25/1403/25/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/25/1403/25/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/24/1403/24/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/24/1403/24/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/24/1403/24/2014 Normal
MSA ON CALL AGENT FOR SAVANNAH, GA / MARCH 22-23, 201403/21/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/21/1403/21/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/21/1403/21/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/21/1403/21/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/20/1403/20/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/20/1403/20/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/20/1403/20/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/19/1403/19/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/19/1403/19/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/19/1403/19/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/18/1403/18/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/18/1403/18/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/18/1403/18/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/17/1403/17/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/17/1403/17/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/17/1403/17/2014 Normal
MSA ON CALL AGENT FOR SAVANNAH, GA / MARCH 08-09, 201403/14/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/14/1403/14/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/14/1403/14/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/14/1403/14/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/13/1403/13/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/13/1403/13/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/13/1403/13/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/12/1403/12/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/12/1403/12/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/12/1403/12/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/11/1403/11/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/11/1403/11/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/11/1403/11/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/10/1403/10/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/10/1403/10/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/10/1403/10/2014 Normal
MSA ON CALL AGENT FOR SAVANNAH, GA / MARCH 08-09, 201403/07/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/07/1403/07/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/7/1403/07/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/7/1403/07/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/6/1403/06/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/06/1403/06/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/6/1403/06/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/5/1403/05/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/5/1403/05/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/05/1403/05/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/04/1403/04/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/4/1403/04/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/4/1403/04/2014 Normal
SAVANNAH, GA - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 03/03/1403/03/2014 Normal
WILMINGTON, NC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/3/1403/03/2014 Normal
CHARLESTON, SC - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 3/3/1403/03/2014 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Daily Update
Date:Friday, March 14, 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 0800/14)
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KMI – RUBY, ETA 15/2045

BP - T/B 650 - IN, ETS14/1300

HESS – CLEAR

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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: (3/13) Georgia port gets BMW nod
Some imports to go through Brunswick

When automaker BMW announced a massive expansion of its Upstate
manufacturing plant on Monday, the move was lauded as a boon for the Port
of Charleston.

What wasn't mentioned during Monday's flag-waving was that the State Ports
Authority's chief rival, the Georgia Ports Authority, will benefit too —
at Charleston's expense.

The German luxury auto manufacturer said Wednesday that it is diverting
some of its imported vehicles destined for U.S. dealers from Charleston's
Union Pier to Georgia's Port of Brunswick, part of a "rebalancing" of its
East Coast operations.

Yet BMW officials maintain that the net number of vehicles that come
through Charleston year over year will not decline.

What is lost in imports will be replaced in exports, the company said.

BMW imported about 100,000 German-made vehicles through the local port
last year and shipped out roughly as many South Carolina-made models.

In order to better serve its Southeast market, predominately Florida, this
year the company will divert about 20 percent of its inbound vehicles to
Brunswick, where it already owns an automobile processing center, said
Robert Hitt, media and public affairs manager for BMW Manufacturing Co. in
Greer.

The move will reduce the costs of transporting the cars to dealers in the
Southeast.

"It's not just where you dock the ships. It's the cost after you dock the
ships," Hitt said. "At some point you reach saturation and you have to
rebalance."

The company imported and exported roughly a combined 200,000 vehicles last
year, and there will be at least as many in 2008, Hitt said.

Nevertheless, the move has left some at the waterfront with a familiar
feeling.

Six years ago, luxury sports car maker Porsche Cars of North America Inc.
closed its North Charleston import center, stating at the time that it
would save $6 million a year and be closer to more customers by unloading
its sporty vehicles in Baltimore and Brunswick.

Brunswick's Colonel Island Terminal has thrived as a major East Coast
destination for foreign car imports. In addition to Porsche, it is now a
primary point of entry for about a dozen manufacturers, including Jaguar,
Land Rover, Mitsubishi and Volvo.

Ken Riley, president of International Longshoremen's Association Local
1422 in Charleston, said the move by BMW is "very alarming to the maritime
community."

"We make our money when ships are at the dock," Riley said.

BMW said Monday it will increase production capacity at its Upstate plant
from 160,000 vehicles a year to 240,000 vehicles a year by 2012.

As a result, SPA officials said they expect the volume of finished BMWs
exported through Charleston to swell by about 50 percent to about 150,000
vehicles a year. Also, the number of imported containers ferrying
automotive parts destined for the carmaker's suppliers will likely double.

But losing thousands of imported vehicles a year, and to the SPA's closest
rival, will result in thousands of lost man-hours, Riley said.

When a vessel packed with BMWs calls at Charleston, about 100 ILA members
unload the luxury vehicles, Riley said. The process can take about four
hours. Riley worries about the lost income for his members.

"And it's very difficult to get that back," he said.

South Carolina has invested tens of millions of dollars in BMW in the form
of tax credits, land acquisition and other financing since the plant
opened in 1994 off Interstate 85 between Greenville and Spartanburg. The
SPA even owns the land under the automaker's 3 million-plus-square-foot
factory. The maritime agency leases the site to BMW for $1 a year.

Byron Miller, the SPA's director of public relations, said Wednesday that
the local port community certainly would be affected by a decline in
imports from BMW, "but there will be growth in other areas."

Hitt said BMW signed a new 10-year contract in 2004 with the SPA that
guarantees business with the port, and he expects similar agreements to be
in place "until the cows come home."

Charleston remains a vital partner in BMW's operations, he said.

"Is anybody going to look up in two years and say, 'Where are the BMWs?'
No," Hitt said.


CURRENT ISSUES: 03/19 - 0800 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION MONTHLY BOD MEETING
03/20 - 0800 - NAVIGATION & OPERATIONS MEETING
03/20 - 1800 - PROPELLOR CLUB DINNER

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:

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

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-
WATERS FROM EDISTO BEACH SC TO SAVANNAH GA OUT 20 NM-
334 AM EDT FRI MAR 14 2008


TODAY
SW WINDS 10 KT...INCREASING TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

TONIGHT
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

SAT
SW WINDS 15 KT...BECOMING S 20 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 2
TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING W AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS
UP TO 30 KT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

SUN
N WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 4 TO 5
FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

SUN NIGHT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT...BUILDING TO 3
TO 4 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT.

MON
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SE. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT.

TUE
S WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 3 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 4 FT
Notice posted on Friday, March 14, 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.