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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, December 16, 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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HESS - OVERSEAS ANDROMAR - IN ETD 1200/16TH
KMI4 - NS SPIRIT - ANCHORED ETA 18TH

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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:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 15, 2009



Belk Boosts Business for Charleston Port



Charleston, SC – Just in time for the peak holiday shopping season, one of
the Southeast’s top retailers is bringing a boost to business at the Port
of Charleston.



Belk, Inc., which operates more than 300 department stores across the
Southeast, has begun importing more than 1,000 shipping containers annually
through Charleston, boosting the local impact for dock workers,
transportation providers and warehouse workers.



“The Port of Charleston’s access to our distribution network and its
reputation as one of the premier ports in the nation enhances our ability
to serve our customers,” said Diane Hartjes, director of private brand
operations for Charlotte-based Belk, Inc.



Moving the freight through Charleston versus other ports offers a cost
savings on transportation while reducing cycle time, Hartjes said.



“Belk has a great reputation within the retail industry, with quality
stores and service and a loyal customer base,” said Paul McClintock, senior
vice president and chief commercial officer for the South Carolina State
Ports Authority. “Belk’s vote of confidence in the Port of Charleston
demonstrates our port’s strong ocean carrier presence and focus on the
retail industry and distribution center development.”



Beginning this week, Performance Team, a leading supply chain logistics and
delivery company with nine hub cities nationwide, expands its local
operation to transload import containers of apparel, accessories,
housewares and footwear bound for Belk’s distribution centers in
Blythewood, S.C. and Jackson, Miss.



Mac Forehand, director of Southeast sales at Performance Team, says that
the Port of Charleston’s deep water capability is a major advantage in
bringing in new business in the years leading to the Panama Canal improvements.



“There is a huge advantage in Charleston with the expansion of the Panama
Canal,” Forehand said. “Charleston has the deepest water in the Southeast
region, and this is a growing market for retail business. We see a great
future in Charleston or we wouldn’t be here.”



Locally, Performance Team is based in Goose Creek and operates out of a
200,000-square-foot space leased from Quiozel Lighting, another port
customer. After starting locally with only nine employees, Performance
Team’s local staff now includes 75 employees.



Performance Team has been a domestic consolidator for Belk for more than 10
years and has extensive experience in the retail sector, including store
sorting and delivery services for Gap, Old Navy, Anna’s Linens, Gerber
Childrenswear and others.



Belk operates five stores in the Charleston area, including at Citadel
Mall, Northwoods Mall, Mt. Pleasant, Summerville and Walterboro.



About Belk

Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. is the largest privately owned mainline
department store company in the United States with more than 300 stores in
16 southern states. The company was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk
in Monroe, N.C., and is in the third generation of Belk family leadership.
Customers can now enjoy a greatly expanded merchandise assortment, a bold
new design and lots of exciting features on Belk.com to make online
shopping at Belk easy and enjoyable.



About Performance Team

With over 30 years experience, Performance Team has established itself as a
national leader in custom end-to-end logistics solutions for the retail and
manufacturing industries. No matter what size your business or what unique
challenges you face, Performance Team’s proven national infrastructure is
here to work with you to streamline your supply chain, affect your bottom
line and get your products where they belong – in your customer’s hands.



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 while 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, visit www.scspa.com.



For more information:

Byron D. Miller

Director, Public Relations

South Carolina State Ports Authority

843-577-8197

www.scspa.com



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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
01/28/2010 - NAV/OPS MEETING
04/07-09 - SOUTHEASTERN REGIONAL PROP CLUB IN SAVANNAH

2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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CURRENT SECURITY LEVEL - MARSEC 1
HURRICANE STATUS - Alert level 5/OUT OF SEASON

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with December 9, 2009.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 16 Low 1:08 AM -0.1 7:15 AM Rise 7:29 AM 0
16 High 7:37 AM 6.0 5:16 PM Set 5:25 PM
16 Low 1:54 PM 0.1
16 High 7:40 PM 4.9

Th 17 Low 1:49 AM 0.0 7:16 AM Rise 8:16 AM 0
17 High 8:18 AM 5.9 5:16 PM Set 6:22 PM
17 Low 2:34 PM 0.2
17 High 8:20 PM 4.8

F 18 Low 2:28 AM 0.1 7:17 AM Rise 8:57 AM 1
18 High 8:56 AM 5.8 5:16 PM Set 7:19 PM
18 Low 3:13 PM 0.3
18 High 8:59 PM 4.7

Sa 19 Low 3:05 AM 0.3 7:17 AM Rise 9:33 AM 5
19 High 9:34 AM 5.6 5:17 PM Set 8:15 PM
19 Low 3:51 PM 0.4
19 High 9:38 PM 4.6

Su 20 Low 3:42 AM 0.5 7:18 AM Rise 10:05 AM 10
20 High 10:10 AM 5.4 5:17 PM Set 9:11 PM
20 Low 4:27 PM 0.5
20 High 10:17 PM 4.6

M 21 Low 4:21 AM 0.6 7:18 AM Rise 10:34 AM 16
21 High 10:47 AM 5.2 5:18 PM Set 10:06 PM
21 Low 5:04 PM 0.6
21 High 10:58 PM 4.5

Tu 22 Low 5:02 AM 0.8 7:19 AM Rise 11:00 AM 24
22 High 11:24 AM 4.9 5:18 PM Set 11:00 PM
22 Low 5:42 PM 0.6
22 High 11:42 PM 4.6

W 23 Low 5:49 AM 1.0 7:19 AM Rise 11:27 AM 32
23 High 12:06 PM 4.7 5:19 PM Set 11:55 PM
23 Low 6:24 PM 0.6

Th 24 High 12:31 AM 4.7 7:20 AM Rise 11:54 AM 41
24 Low 6:43 AM 1.1 5:19 PM
24 High 12:53 PM 4.6
24 Low 7:11 PM 0.5

F 25 High 1:24 AM 4.8 7:20 AM Set 12:52 AM 51
25 Low 7:44 AM 1.1 5:20 PM Rise 12:23 PM
25 High 1:46 PM 4.5
25 Low 8:03 PM 0.4

Sa 26 High 2:21 AM 5.0 7:20 AM Set 1:51 AM 61
26 Low 8:49 AM 1.0 5:21 PM Rise 12:55 PM
26 High 2:44 PM 4.4
26 Low 8:59 PM 0.3

Su 27 High 3:20 AM 5.3 7:21 AM Set 2:54 AM 71
27 Low 9:53 AM 0.8 5:21 PM Rise 1:33 PM
27 High 3:44 PM 4.4
27 Low 9:56 PM 0.0

M 28 High 4:19 AM 5.6 7:21 AM Set 4:00 AM 80
28 Low 10:54 AM 0.5 5:22 PM Rise 2:18 PM
28 High 4:42 PM 4.6
28 Low 10:53 PM -0.3

Tu 29 High 5:16 AM 6.0 7:21 AM Set 5:07 AM 88
29 Low 11:50 AM 0.2 5:23 PM Rise 3:13 PM
29 High 5:40 PM 4.8
29 Low 11:49 PM -0.6

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: NNE wind 19 to 22 kt decreasing to 16 to 19 kt in the morning.
Winds could gust as high as 28 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Tonight: NNE wind around 18 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Thursday: NE wind 16 to 18 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas around 4 ft.

Thursday Night: NE wind 15 to 18 kt. A chance of rain after 1am. Seas
around 4 ft.

Friday: ENE wind 19 to 23 kt. Rain. Seas 5 ft building to 7 ft.

Friday Night: ENE wind 22 to 24 kt becoming N after midnight. Rain. Seas
around 8 ft.

Saturday: NNW wind around 22 kt. A chance of rain. Seas 6 to 7 ft.

Saturday Night: NW wind 18 to 22 kt. A chance of rain. Seas 4 to 5 ft.

Sunday: WNW wind 14 to 17 kt becoming W 10 to 13 kt in the afternoon.
Mostly sunny. Seas 3 to 4 ft.




Notice posted on Wednesday, December 16, 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.