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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, June 03, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice:

URGENT INFORMATION:
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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 - 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

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VESSEL TRAFFIC:

KMI4 - EBONY POINT - IN ETD 1600/3RD
HESS - ATLANTIC AQUARIUS - ETA 1830/3RD

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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:

The State Ports Authority, booming in exports, plans to capture even more
of that business -- both new and previously lost -- by launching a
rail-served warehouse program.

SPA Chief Executive Jim Newsome announced the initiative Wednesday at the
S.C. International Trade Conference at Charleston Place. His agency teamed
up with 14 local warehouses to "transload" exports, meaning move them from
rail cars to shipping containers.

Newsome listed three advantages for transloading: It offers a new
alternative for moving cargo through Charleston. It takes diesel trucks off
the road, thereby cutting down on potentially harmful emissions. And it
provides an opportunity for local entrepreneurs.

Mark Hughes with Brown Distribution Centers, a Ladson warehouse operation,
said a rail car can carry three shipping containers for every one per truck.

The program would focus on goods such as lumber, cotton, wood pulp and food
products. Newsome estimates the initiative could save customers $100 to
$200 per container.

Port officials have pitched the program to 100 prospective users and, as of
Wednesday, have started conversations with some of those companies,
according to SPA spokesman Byron Miller.

The plan comes after exports increased 36 percent year over year in April,
according to SPA officials.

Reach Allyson Bird at 937-5594 or abird@postandcourier.com.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES
06/18/2010 - PROPELLOR CLUB HARBOR CUISE
06/24/2010 - NAV/OPS MEETING
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRICANE STATUS - ALERT LEVEL 4 - NO STORMS EXPECTED

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT THU JUN 3 2010

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER BEVEN/CANGIALOSI



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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with May 28, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible


Th 3 High 12:58 AM 5.1 6:12 AM Rise 12:40 AM 69
3 Low 7:17 AM 0.6 8:24 PM Set 12:10 PM
3 High 1:23 PM 4.6
3 Low 7:23 PM 1.2

F 4 High 1:43 AM 4.9 6:12 AM Rise 1:08 AM 59
4 Low 8:01 AM 0.6 8:24 PM Set 1:04 PM
4 High 2:13 PM 4.7
4 Low 8:17 PM 1.3

Sa 5 High 2:31 AM 4.7 6:12 AM Rise 1:34 AM 50
5 Low 8:45 AM 0.6 8:25 PM Set 1:58 PM
5 High 3:04 PM 4.8
5 Low 9:16 PM 1.3

Su 6 High 3:21 AM 4.6 6:11 AM Rise 2:01 AM 41
6 Low 9:32 AM 0.5 8:25 PM Set 2:53 PM
6 High 3:56 PM 5.1
6 Low 10:15 PM 1.2

M 7 High 4:12 AM 4.5 6:11 AM Rise 2:30 AM 31
7 Low 10:20 AM 0.4 8:26 PM Set 3:51 PM
7 High 4:46 PM 5.3
7 Low 11:11 PM 1.0

Tu 8 High 5:03 AM 4.5 6:11 AM Rise 3:01 AM 22
8 Low 11:09 AM 0.2 8:26 PM Set 4:51 PM
8 High 5:35 PM 5.6

W 9 Low 12:05 AM 0.7 6:11 AM Rise 3:37 AM 14
9 High 5:55 AM 4.6 8:27 PM Set 5:53 PM
9 Low 11:59 AM 0.0
9 High 6:24 PM 5.9

Th 10 Low 12:56 AM 0.5 6:11 AM Rise 4:19 AM 8
10 High 6:45 AM 4.6 8:27 PM Set 6:57 PM
10 Low 12:48 PM -0.2
10 High 7:12 PM 6.1

F 11 Low 1:45 AM 0.2 6:11 AM Rise 5:09 AM 3
11 High 7:35 AM 4.7 8:28 PM Set 8:01 PM
11 Low 1:37 PM -0.3
11 High 8:01 PM 6.3

Sa 12 Low 2:33 AM 0.0 6:11 AM Rise 6:07 AM 0
12 High 8:25 AM 4.8 8:28 PM Set 9:00 PM
12 Low 2:27 PM -0.5
12 High 8:50 PM 6.5

Su 13 Low 3:21 AM -0.1 6:11 AM Rise 7:12 AM 0
13 High 9:15 AM 4.9 8:29 PM Set 9:54 PM
13 Low 3:17 PM -0.6
13 High 9:39 PM 6.5

M 14 Low 4:10 AM -0.2 6:11 AM Rise 8:21 AM 2
14 High 10:07 AM 5.0 8:29 PM Set 10:41 PM
14 Low 4:09 PM -0.5
14 High 10:29 PM 6.5

Tu 15 Low 4:59 AM -0.3 6:11 AM Rise 9:32 AM 7
15 High 11:02 AM 5.1 8:29 PM Set 11:22 PM
15 Low 5:03 PM -0.4
15 High 11:20 PM 6.3

W 16 Low 5:49 AM -0.3 6:11 AM Rise 10:42 AM 15
16 High 11:58 AM 5.2 8:30 PM Set 11:59 PM
16 Low 5:59 PM -0.3

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...ATLC HIGH PRES WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A COLD FRONT
WILL PUSH INTO THE REGION EARLY NEXT WEEK...STALLING AND WEAKENING OVER OR
JUST S OF THE AREA THROUGH MID WEEK.
Today...Variable winds 5 kt...becoming SW 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Isolated showers and tstms.

Tonight...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.

Fri...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Fri Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Sat...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Sat Night...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.

Sun...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms.

Mon...SW winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A
slight chance of showers and tstms.

mariners are reminded that winds and seas can be higher in and near tstms.
Notice posted on Thursday, June 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.