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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Thursday, June 10, 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:

BP - TUG RESOLVE & 650-3 - IN ETD 1600/10TH
KMI4 - ATLANTIC ROSE - IN ETD 1030/10TH
HESS - FREJA DANIA - ANCHORED ETB 6/12/10

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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 looks to change dock space usage
By Allyson Bird
The Post and Courier
Thursday, June 10, 2010



State Ports Authority chief Jim Newsome wants to change the way his agency
handles its most precious resource: the space on its docks.

He hopes to make all public port operations "common user," a phrase people
outside the maritime community learned when Maersk Line threatened to pull
its business from the Port of Charleston.

Maersk, the largest container carrier in the world, had asked for
concessions for its declining volume brought on by the recession and the
drop in demand for the oceangoing goods it transports. The SPA offered to
move the company's operations from a dedicated area of the Wando Welch
Terminal to what's known as the common user gate, where SPA employees would
handle work typically assigned to union labor. The International
Longshoremen's Association rejected that proposal.

After drawn-out negotiations, the SPA and Maersk reached an undisclosed
agreement in October that kept the business in Charleston.

Now, Newsome wants to switch all SPA port operations to the common-user
model, saying that doing so could recapture some 20 percent capacity on the
docks to handle additional containers.

He started working on the plan almost as soon as he took over the maritime
agency as its chief executive officer last September. And if all the pieces
fall into place, he hopes to kick it off by year's end.

This is how it works:

Currently some areas of the local port terminals are licensed to shipping
lines that, as part of their contracts, must meet a certain volume of
cargo. Under Newsome's proposed arrangement, those deals would go away.

If that happens, private stevedore companies would be responsible for
running the restructured operation

for the SPA, and they would hire union laborers, as is the case now. John
Alvanos, president of the union directly affected -- the ILA Local 1771
Clerks and Checkers -- could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

While shipping lines would wield less control over dock space, they also
would no longer be locked into rigid contractual obligations. The benefit
for the SPA is that it would gain access to more space on its terminals as
it needs it.

Port officials say the uniform setup would boost safety, productivity and
consistency.

Billy Adams, executive director of the S.C. Stevedores Association, said
the change would make the local waterfront setup similar to that of the
Port of Savannah, a perennial rival.

"If it's advantageous to the Port of Charleston, we're all for it," Adams said.

Larry Young, vice president and general manager of stevedoring company SSA
Cooper, said the idea seems thoroughly thought-out by shipping experts.
Newsome served as president of container carrier Hapag-Lloyd's America
division before taking the job here, and his chief commercial officer, Paul
McClintock, previously served as vice president of North American sales for
global transportation company MOL (America) Inc.

"Common user originally started for smaller lines with less volume," Young
said. "At this point in time, business is so tough all over the world that
all that the lines want to be treated exactly the same."


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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
500 AM PDT THU JUN 10 2010

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

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

$$
FORECASTER ROBERT

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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 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

Th 17 High 12:13 AM 6.1 6:11 AM Rise 11:50 AM 24
17 Low 6:40 AM -0.4 8:30 PM
17 High 12:57 PM 5.4
17 Low 6:59 PM -0.1

F 18 High 1:07 AM 5.8 6:11 AM Set 12:33 AM 35
18 Low 7:33 AM -0.3 8:30 PM Rise 12:56 PM
18 High 1:57 PM 5.5
18 Low 8:01 PM 0.1

Sa 19 High 2:03 AM 5.5 6:12 AM Set 1:05 AM 46
19 Low 8:27 AM -0.3 8:30 PM Rise 2:01 PM
19 High 2:58 PM 5.7
19 Low 9:05 PM 0.3

Su 20 High 3:00 AM 5.2 6:12 AM Set 1:38 AM 58
20 Low 9:23 AM -0.3 8:31 PM Rise 3:06 PM
20 High 3:57 PM 5.8
20 Low 10:09 PM 0.3

M 21 High 3:58 AM 5.0 6:12 AM Set 2:13 AM 68
21 Low 10:18 AM -0.3 8:31 PM Rise 4:10 PM
21 High 4:55 PM 6.0
21 Low 11:10 PM 0.3

Tu 22 High 4:55 AM 4.9 6:12 AM Set 2:52 AM 78
22 Low 11:13 AM -0.3 8:31 PM Rise 5:14 PM
22 High 5:50 PM 6.1

W 23 Low 12:07 AM 0.2 6:13 AM Set 3:35 AM 86
23 High 5:51 AM 4.8 8:31 PM Rise 6:17 PM
23 Low 12:07 PM -0.2
23 High 6:43 PM 6.2


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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRES ACROSS THE WATERS TODAY WILL GIVE WAY TO A LOW PRES
TROUGH TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT WILL STALL AND WEAKEN NEAR OR N OF THE AREA
FRI WITH HIGH PRES RETURNING FOR THE WEEKEND.
Today...SW winds 15 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms this afternoon.

Tonight...SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers
and tstms in the evening.

Fri...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 ft. A slight
chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.

Fri Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A slight chance of showers and
tstms in the evening.

Sat...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

Sat Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft.

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

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

Notice posted on Thursday, June 10, 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.