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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, March 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 - 30'00"
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 - FREJA SPRING - IN ETD 1330/3RD
KMI1 - TUG TARPON & BARGE POTOMAC - IN ETD 0001/4TH

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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

Ports, S.C. schools praised for clean-air efforts
By Allyson Bird
The Post and Courier
Wednesday, March 3, 2010



A top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official stopped by the Port of
Charleston's Wando Welch Terminal Tuesday morning to show how federal
stimulus money can improve air quality.

Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for the EPA's Office of Air and
Radiation, praised the State Ports Authority for working with neighboring
communities in its effort to reduce harmful emissions and also the state
Education Department for making school buses safer.

"Stimulus dollars are giving us the opportunity to demonstrate the value of
these technologies," McCarthy said. "They allow the word to spread."

McCarthy stood in front of a shiny new school bus, one of four across the
state that run on electricity until they reach 30 miles per hour and then
burn less diesel fuel at higher speeds. Another 500 buses across the state
will be retrofitted with cleaner engines.

"When we reduce particulate matter, when we take diesel out of the
equation, we are saving human lives," McCarthy said.

The port agency secured $2 million in federal funding to repower 36
container handlers, two tug boats and a dredge boat and to retrofit 40
local trucks serving its terminals. The SPA and local private businesses
provided an additional $1.6 million toward the project.

SPA spokesman Byron Miller said those efforts should reduce nitrogen oxide
emissions by more than 176 tons per year and particulate matter by nearly
10 tons per year. SPA chief executive Jim Newsome said the effort "reflects
that clean air and growing the economy are not just the responsibility of
one group."

Coastal Conservation League project manager Nancy Vinson worried that the
SPA was "getting a lot of credit for addressing only a small part of the
problem" and pointed to more aggressive cleanup measures implemented at the
Port of Los Angeles. That includes banning all pre-1989 trucks from the
port in 2008 and banning all pre-1993 trucks this year, plus any truck
dating from 1994 to 2003 that has not been retrofitted.

Port of Los Angeles officials estimate a 70 percent emissions reduction in
the first year alone.

At Tuesday's news conference Myra Reese, bureau chief of air quality for
the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, stressed the
importance of small steps to improving public health. "The good news is our
air is getting cleaner and cleaner," Reese said. "But we're quite a ways
away from getting the job done."

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
03/09/2010 - 1145 CWIT LUNCHEON
FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES
03/25/2010 - NAV/OPS MEETING 0800
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 March 1, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 3 Low 3:44 AM -1.0 6:45 AM Set 8:13 AM 92
3 High 9:46 AM 5.7 6:18 PM Rise 10:03 PM
3 Low 3:57 PM -0.8
3 High 10:20 PM 6.2

Th 4 Low 4:35 AM -0.6 6:44 AM Set 8:51 AM 85
4 High 10:33 AM 5.3 6:19 PM Rise 11:09 PM
4 Low 4:44 PM -0.5
4 High 11:11 PM 5.9

F 5 Low 5:28 AM -0.2 6:43 AM Set 9:33 AM 77
5 High 11:22 AM 4.9 6:20 PM
5 Low 5:33 PM -0.1

Sa 6 High 12:04 AM 5.6 6:41 AM Rise 12:13 AM 67
6 Low 6:22 AM 0.2 6:21 PM Set 10:18 AM
6 High 12:13 PM 4.6
6 Low 6:26 PM 0.3

Su 7 High 1:01 AM 5.2 6:40 AM Rise 1:12 AM 57
7 Low 7:20 AM 0.6 6:21 PM Set 11:09 AM
7 High 1:09 PM 4.4
7 Low 7:23 PM 0.6

M 8 High 2:01 AM 5.0 6:39 AM Rise 2:05 AM 47
8 Low 8:20 AM 0.8 6:22 PM Set 12:03 PM
8 High 2:09 PM 4.2
8 Low 8:26 PM 0.7

Tu 9 High 3:02 AM 4.9 6:38 AM Rise 2:52 AM 38
9 Low 9:19 AM 0.8 6:23 PM Set 12:59 PM
9 High 3:09 PM 4.2
9 Low 9:28 PM 0.7

W 10 High 4:00 AM 4.9 6:36 AM Rise 3:33 AM 29
10 Low 10:14 AM 0.8 6:24 PM Set 1:55 PM
10 High 4:07 PM 4.4
10 Low 10:26 PM 0.6

Th 11 High 4:52 AM 5.0 6:35 AM Rise 4:09 AM 20
11 Low 11:03 AM 0.6 6:24 PM Set 2:52 PM
11 High 4:59 PM 4.6
11 Low 11:17 PM 0.5

F 12 High 5:39 AM 5.1 6:34 AM Rise 4:41 AM 13
12 Low 11:46 AM 0.4 6:25 PM Set 3:47 PM
12 High 5:47 PM 4.9

Sa 13 Low 12:02 AM 0.3 6:32 AM Rise 5:10 AM 7
13 High 6:21 AM 5.2 6:26 PM Set 4:42 PM
13 Low 12:26 PM 0.2
13 High 6:30 PM 5.1

Su 14 Low 12:44 AM 0.2 7:31 AM Rise 6:37 AM 3
14 High 8:00 AM 5.3 7:27 PM Set 6:37 PM
14 Low 2:03 PM 0.0
14 High 8:10 PM 5.3

M 15 Low 2:23 AM 0.1 7:30 AM Rise 7:04 AM 0
15 High 8:37 AM 5.3 7:27 PM Set 7:32 PM
15 Low 2:38 PM -0.1
15 High 8:46 PM 5.5

Tu 16 Low 3:01 AM 0.1 7:29 AM Rise 7:31 AM 0
16 High 9:12 AM 5.2 7:28 PM Set 8:28 PM
16 Low 3:11 PM -0.1
16 High 9:20 PM 5.6

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION THROUGH FRI AND THEN
CONTINUE OVER THE WEEKEND.
Today: WNW wind 17 to 19 kt, with gusts as high as 25 kt. Partly sunny.
Seas 4 ft subsiding to 2 ft.

Tonight: NNW wind 13 to 16 kt, with gusts as high as 22 kt. Partly cloudy.
Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thursday: WNW wind around 14 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Thursday Night: WNW wind 14 to 17 kt becoming N in the evening. Mostly
clear. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday: NW wind 13 to 16 kt decreasing to 10 to 13 kt in the afternoon.
Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Friday Night: N wind 11 to 15 kt. Clear. Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday: N wind 6 to 11 kt. Sunny. Seas around 2 ft.

Saturday Night: N wind around 7 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Sunday: N wind 5 to 7 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the
morning. Sunny. Seas around 1 ft.


Notice posted on Wednesday, March 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.