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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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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PIER J - GLOBAL CHALLENGER - IN ETD 1300/14TH
NUCOR - OYSTER - ETA 1300/14TH
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 ETA 1600/15TH
KMI4 - CHEMTRANS SKY - ETA 2100/15TH

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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:

Company to ship 5,000 BMWs out of Charleston


Staff Report
Published Jan. 12, 2010

The S.C. State Ports Authority has taken some business from an East coast
competitor that will result in two ships docking in Charleston each month.
Hoegh Autoliners, based in Oslo, Norway, expects to load more than 5,000
vehicles each year, starting this month.

Hoegh, one of the world’s largest operators in the rolling stock and
vehicle transportation, announced it will bring the ships to the Port of
Charleston as part of its Middle East service.

The company’s first vessel, the Hoegh Bangkok, is scheduled to arrive at
the Union Pier Terminal on Jan. 29 to load export BMWs made at the
manufacturer’s S.C. plant, the S.C. State Ports Authority said in a news
release.

“Hoegh is a highly respected name in the international shipping industry,”
said Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the ports authority. “The entire
maritime community is pleased to welcome Hoegh back to the Port of Charleston.”

The service is expected to load more than 5,000 vehicles annually that
Hoegh previously moved across a competing South Atlantic port, the news
release said, without specifically naming the port.

The Hoegh Bangkok was built in 2007 and can carry 7,800 car equivalent
units, according to Hoegh Autoliners.

“This is good news for waterfront workers and businesses,” Newsome said,
“and it means more cost-effective service for our customers.”

Hoegh’s Middle East service offers port coverage from Mediterranean ports
into the Red Sea and to the Persian Gulf and India. Trans-shipment onto
other Hoegh vessels offers access into other ports in the Middle East,
Africa and Asia.

Hoegh operates about 70 vessels across the globe, managed from a worldwide
network of 31 offices in four regions. Its customers include global
manufacturers of new cars, heavy machinery and rolling goods. Hoegh
Autoliners carries 2 million CEUs and makes about 3,000 port calls each year.

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January 12, 2010

Höegh Adds Charleston-Middle East Connection



Charleston, SC – Höegh Autoliners, one of the world's largest operators in
the rolling stock and vehicle transportation segment, has added the Port of
Charleston to its Middle East service, bringing two ship calls a month.



The first vessel, the Höegh Bangkok, is scheduled to arrive at the Union
Pier Terminal on January 29 to load export BMWs made at the manufacturer’s
South Carolina plant.



“Höegh is a highly respected name in the international shipping industry,”
said Jim Newsome, president & CEO of the South Carolina State Ports
Authority (SCSPA). “The entire maritime community is pleased to welcome
Höegh back to the Port of Charleston.”



Importantly, this is new business for the Port of Charleston. The service
is expected to load more than 5,000 vehicles annually that Höegh previously
moved across a competing South Atlantic port.



“This is good news for waterfront workers and businesses,” said Newsome,
“and it means more cost effective service for our customers.”



Höegh’s Middle East service offers extensive port coverage, reaching from
Mediterranean ports, into the Red Sea and to the Persian Gulf and India.
Transshipment onto other Höegh vessels affords access into other ports in
the Middle East, Africa and Asia.



Höegh operates approximately 70 vessels across the globe, managed from a
worldwide network of 31 offices in four regions. Its customers include
global manufacturers of new cars, heavy machinery and rolling goods. Each
year, Höegh Autoliners carries approximately two million car equivalent
units (CEUs) and makes about 3,000 port calls.

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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 January 12, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 13 Low 12:04 AM -0.1 7:23 AM Rise 6:13 AM 5
13 High 6:36 AM 5.6 5:35 PM Set 4:14 PM
13 Low 12:48 PM 0.1
13 High 6:37 PM 4.6

Th 14 Low 12:48 AM -0.1 7:22 AM Rise 6:56 AM 1
14 High 7:18 AM 5.6 5:35 PM Set 5:11 PM
14 Low 1:29 PM 0.1
14 High 7:19 PM 4.7

F 15 Low 1:29 AM -0.1 7:22 AM Rise 7:34 AM 0
15 High 7:57 AM 5.6 5:36 PM Set 6:08 PM
15 Low 2:08 PM 0.0
15 High 7:59 PM 4.7

Sa 16 Low 2:08 AM 0.0 7:22 AM Rise 8:06 AM 0
16 High 8:33 AM 5.5 5:37 PM Set 7:04 PM
16 Low 2:44 PM 0.0
16 High 8:37 PM 4.7

Su 17 Low 2:44 AM 0.0 7:22 AM Rise 8:36 AM 2
17 High 9:08 AM 5.4 5:38 PM Set 7:59 PM
17 Low 3:18 PM 0.1
17 High 9:13 PM 4.7

M 18 Low 3:20 AM 0.2 7:21 AM Rise 9:03 AM 5
18 High 9:40 AM 5.2 5:39 PM Set 8:53 PM
18 Low 3:52 PM 0.1
18 High 9:48 PM 4.7

Tu 19 Low 3:56 AM 0.3 7:21 AM Rise 9:30 AM 11
19 High 10:12 AM 5.0 5:40 PM Set 9:48 PM
19 Low 4:25 PM 0.1
19 High 10:23 PM 4.7

W 20 Low 4:35 AM 0.5 7:21 AM Rise 9:56 AM 17
20 High 10:44 AM 4.8 5:41 PM Set 10:43 PM
20 Low 5:00 PM 0.2
20 High 11:01 PM 4.8

Th 21 Low 5:18 AM 0.6 7:20 AM Rise 10:24 AM 25
21 High 11:21 AM 4.6 5:42 PM Set 11:40 PM
21 Low 5:40 PM 0.2
21 High 11:45 PM 4.8

F 22 Low 6:08 AM 0.7 7:20 AM Rise 10:54 AM 34
22 High 12:05 PM 4.4 5:43 PM
22 Low 6:26 PM 0.2

Sa 23 High 12:37 AM 4.9 7:20 AM Set 12:40 AM 44
23 Low 7:06 AM 0.8 5:44 PM Rise 11:28 AM
23 High 12:59 PM 4.2
23 Low 7:20 PM 0.2

Su 24 High 1:36 AM 5.0 7:19 AM Set 1:42 AM 54
24 Low 8:13 AM 0.8 5:45 PM Rise 12:08 PM
24 High 2:02 PM 4.2
24 Low 8:21 PM 0.1

M 25 High 2:43 AM 5.2 7:19 AM Set 2:47 AM 65
25 Low 9:22 AM 0.6 5:46 PM Rise 12:57 PM
25 High 3:09 PM 4.3
25 Low 9:26 PM -0.1

Tu 26 High 3:50 AM 5.5 7:18 AM Set 3:52 AM 75
26 Low 10:27 AM 0.4 5:47 PM Rise 1:54 PM
26 High 4:16 PM 4.5
26 Low 10:30 PM -0.5

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: N wind 6 to 11 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Tonight: N wind around 6 kt becoming WNW after midnight. Clear. Seas around
1 ft.

Thursday: NNW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the
morning. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft.

Thursday Night: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming NNE 5 to 7 kt after
midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas around 1 ft.

Friday: NNE wind 7 to 9 kt becoming E in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Seas
around 1 ft.

Friday Night: E wind 9 to 12 kt. A chance of rain. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Saturday: NE wind 12 to 15 kt. Rain likely, mainly after 1pm. Seas 3 ft
building to 5 ft.

Saturday Night: E wind 11 to 14 kt becoming SW after midnight. Rain likely.
Seas around 5 ft.

Sunday: WSW wind 11 to 15 kt becoming NW in the afternoon. A chance of
rain. Seas 4 to 5 ft.



Notice posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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.