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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, February 03, 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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KMI4 - SONGA SAPHIRE - IN ETD 2100/3RD

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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:

SPA invests $15M for future jobs
Money helped attract tire importer to area
By Allyson Bird
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, February 3, 2010



The State Ports Authority pledged up to $15 million to ensure that South
Carolina won out over other states in attracting a major tire importer that
officials hope will pay big dividends for the economy down the road.

The grant money being provided by the maritime agency came to light last
week when Berkeley County Council approved two resolutions to cash in on
nearly half of it.


Council approved a grant of nearly $4.3 million in site preparation funds
for TBC Retail Group's new 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse off Interstate
26 near Summerville.

That work includes engineering and design costs, plus installing utilities
such as water, sewer, telecommunications and electrical services, according
to the resolution.

Council also approved a nearly $2.6 million grant to TBC, which is the
parent of Tire Kingdom, for the costs of relocating, acquiring and
installing equipment, according to a second resolution.

That equipment includes cargo handling machinery, generators and security
systems.

SPA spokesman Byron Miller said the nearly $7 million comes directly from
the maritime agency's revenues. "This is an investment in future business
and investment in future jobs for the state," Miller said.

Another $8 million from the SPA will go toward the cost of a new
interchange for that area.

When Jim Newsome took over as chief executive of the maritime agency in
September, he said one of his key goals was to improve the state's network
of distribution centers. His top priority was to increase container volume.

The TBC warehouse is expected to generate about 100 job and become one of
the port's biggest customers. More importantly, officials also hope that it
will serve as the anchor tenant that will attract more port users to a
cluster of industrial parks proposed in the Jedburg area.

TBC said it plans to open its distribution center this year on a former
timber tract being developed by packaging giant MeadWestvaco and New
York-based Rockefeller Group. They also are building the warehouse for the
Florida-based tire company.

At least two other big port-driven industrial parks are planned along I-26
near the TBC site: Trammel Crow Co.'s 315-acre Omni Commerce Park and
Hillwood Investment Properties' 750-acre Charleston Trade Center.

The SPA will provide an additional $8 million for construction of a
interchange to serve TBC and the other properties, according to Chip
Boling, Berkeley County's deputy supervisor. The remaining $100,000 or so
of the $15 million will go toward management and oversight costs, he said.

"Had TBC not located here the money would not have come," Boling said.
"This is all about bringing the center here."

This is not the first time the SPA has paid to build a major highway
interchange. In the late 1990s it funded the junction at Daniel Island and
I-526 while it was still seeking to build its Global Gateway terminal on
the island.

The SPA's board has not publicly discussed the TBC funding commitments, and
it must finalize agreements before transferring the money to the county.
The tire company must spend the funds within two years of its first
certificate of occupancy for its building, and it must certify in writing
that the funds were spent as directed.

A TBC spokeswoman declined Tuesday to say how much cargo the company would
bring through Charleston.

While the money benefits the tire importer and the developers of the
industrial parks, Boling said the impact extends beyond a single business.

"You build an interchange, and it will benefit everyone in this area,"
Boling said. "You put in water and sewer, then everyone will have access to
it. The whole region benefits from them being here."

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
02/09/2010 - 1145 CWIT LUNCHEON
02/09/2010 - CRUISE TERMINAL PLANNING 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 27, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
W 3 Low 4:55 AM -0.7 7:13 AM Set 9:43 AM 81
3 High 10:59 AM 5.5 5:54 PM Rise 11:16 PM
3 Low 5:14 PM -0.7
3 High 11:40 PM 5.7

Th 4 Low 5:51 AM -0.3 7:12 AM Set 10:18 AM 72
4 High 11:49 AM 5.1 5:55 PM
4 Low 6:05 PM -0.4

F 5 High 12:36 AM 5.5 7:12 AM Rise 12:21 AM 61
5 Low 6:50 AM 0.1 5:56 PM Set 10:56 AM
5 High 12:43 PM 4.7
5 Low 6:59 PM -0.1

Sa 6 High 1:36 AM 5.3 7:11 AM Rise 1:24 AM 51
6 Low 7:51 AM 0.4 5:57 PM Set 11:38 AM
6 High 1:40 PM 4.4
6 Low 7:58 PM 0.2

Su 7 High 2:37 AM 5.1 7:10 AM Rise 2:24 AM 40
7 Low 8:53 AM 0.6 5:58 PM Set 12:24 PM
7 High 2:40 PM 4.2
7 Low 8:59 PM 0.3

M 8 High 3:38 AM 5.1 7:09 AM Rise 3:20 AM 31
8 Low 9:53 AM 0.6 5:59 PM Set 1:15 PM
8 High 3:40 PM 4.2
8 Low 9:59 PM 0.3

Tu 9 High 4:35 AM 5.1 7:08 AM Rise 4:11 AM 22
9 Low 10:48 AM 0.5 6:00 PM Set 2:09 PM
9 High 4:37 PM 4.3
9 Low 10:54 PM 0.3

W 10 High 5:26 AM 5.2 7:07 AM Rise 4:55 AM 15
10 Low 11:37 AM 0.4 6:01 PM Set 3:05 PM
10 High 5:28 PM 4.4
10 Low 11:43 PM 0.1

Th 11 High 6:12 AM 5.3 7:06 AM Rise 5:34 AM 9
11 Low 12:21 PM 0.2 6:01 PM Set 4:02 PM
11 High 6:15 PM 4.6

F 12 Low 12:28 AM 0.0 7:06 AM Rise 6:08 AM 4
12 High 6:53 AM 5.4 6:02 PM Set 4:58 PM
12 Low 1:01 PM 0.1
12 High 6:57 PM 4.8

Sa 13 Low 1:09 AM 0.0 7:05 AM Rise 6:39 AM 1
13 High 7:32 AM 5.4 6:03 PM Set 5:53 PM
13 Low 1:38 PM 0.0
13 High 7:37 PM 4.9

Su 14 Low 1:47 AM -0.1 7:04 AM Rise 7:07 AM 0
14 High 8:07 AM 5.4 6:04 PM Set 6:48 PM
14 Low 2:13 PM -0.1
14 High 8:13 PM 5.0

M 15 Low 2:23 AM 0.0 7:03 AM Rise 7:34 AM 0
15 High 8:41 AM 5.3 6:05 PM Set 7:43 PM
15 Low 2:45 PM -0.1
15 High 8:47 PM 5.1

Tu 16 Low 2:59 AM 0.1 7:02 AM Rise 8:00 AM 2
16 High 9:12 AM 5.1 6:06 PM Set 8:38 PM
16 Low 3:17 PM -0.1
16 High 9:19 PM 5.1


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Today: N wind 12 to 15 kt becoming NE 9 to 12 kt in the afternoon. Sunny.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight: NE wind 8 to 11 kt increasing to 12 to 15 kt after midnight.
Partly cloudy. Seas around 2 ft.

Thursday: NE wind 15 to 17 kt. A slight chance of rain after 1pm. Seas 3 to
4 ft.

Thursday Night: NE wind 17 to 20 kt. Rain likely. Seas 4 ft building to 6 ft.

Friday: ESE wind 15 to 18 kt becoming S 19 to 22 kt in the afternoon. Rain
likely. Seas 6 to 7 ft.

Friday Night: S wind 20 to 23 kt becoming W 17 to 20 kt in the evening. A
chance of rain. Seas 7 ft subsiding to 5 ft.

Saturday: WNW wind around 18 kt. Partly sunny. Seas 3 to 4 ft.

Saturday Night: NNW wind 16 to 18 kt. Mostly cloudy. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sunday: NNW wind 13 to 16 kt decreasing to 10 to 13 kt in the afternoon.
Partly sunny. Seas around 2 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, February 03, 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.