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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Tuesday, June 29, 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 - ETA 1900/30TH

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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:

Kinder Morgan wants to expand offerings
By Katy Stech
The Post and Courier
Tuesday, June 29, 2010

3 Comment(s)


A Texas-based energy giant wants to add an unpronounceable product to its
list of offerings available through its Charleston terminal.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has applied to build three domed storage
tanks that would hold paraxylene (pronounced pehr-ah-ZY-leen), a clear
liquid left over from the oil refinery process.



Polyester and plastic manufacturers buy the chemical to make items such as
resilient food containers, thread-like fibers for carpeting and the
polyester-based film found inside VHS tapes, said James Cooper, vice
president of petrochemicals for the Washington-based National Petrochemical
and Refiners Association.

"Most people would never see this or come into contact with it," said
Cooper, who said it smells similar to stain remover Goof Off.

Kinder Morgan spokeswoman Emily Mir Thompson wouldn't identify which local
companies want to buy the chemical. She said the company handles paraxylene
at 18 other sites and that the local terminal could open the storage tanks
by the end of the year.

Environmental permits indicate that the substance could leave the terminal
by truck or train. It's unclear how the product would get to the site from
a refinery or whether workers will use the shipping facilities.

Kinder Morgan handles coal, salt, petroleum coke and a handful of other
products at its 206-acre terminal along the Cooper River, which went
largely unnoticed until the company applied for permits to expand its coal
operation. The 2005 proposal triggered complaints from nearby residents and
boaters who said coal dust was polluting the surrounding area.

After creating a community panel and spending millions of dollars on
facility upgrades, company officials were granted the expansion permit, but
they later scrapped the plans after the economic recession cooled demand
for imported coal.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES

2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRICANE STATUS - ALERT LEVEL 4 - NO STORMS EXPECTED

TROPICAL STORM ALEX INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 15A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL012010
700 AM CDT TUE JUN 29 2010

...HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT FINDS ALEX MOVING FASTER TOWARD THE
NORTH-NORTHWEST...


SUMMARY OF 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...22.5N 92.7W
ABOUT 335 MI...540 KM ESE OF LA PESCA MEXICO
ABOUT 380 MI...610 KM SE OF BROWNSVILLE TEXAS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...70 MPH...110 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF TEXAS SOUTH OF BAFFIN BAY TO THE MOUTH OF THE RIO
GRANDE
* THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM THE MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE TO LA CRUZ

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IN IN EFFECT FOR...
* THE COAST OF TEXAS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT OCONNOR

A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA. A WARNING IS TYPICALLY ISSUED
36 HOURS BEFORE THE ANTICIPATED FIRST OCCURRENCE OF
TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS...CONDITIONS THAT MAKE OUTSIDE
PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE
AND PROPERTY SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN 36 HOURS.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 700 AM CDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ALEX WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 92.7 WEST. ALEX IS NOW
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 12 MPH...19 KM/HR. A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY...FOLLOWED BY A
GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST ON WEDNESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 70 MPH...110 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48
HOURS...AND ALEX IS LIKELY TO BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 105 MILES...
165 KM...MAINLY NORTHEAST THROUGH SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER. A
MEXICAN NAVY AUTOMATED STATION AT CAYO ARENAS RECENTLY REPORTED A
WIND GUST OF 68 MPH...109 KM/HR.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE JUST REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTER
IS 983 MB...29.03 INCHES.


HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
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RAINFALL...ALEX IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN
MEXICO AND SOUTHERN TEXAS DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE OVER PORTIONS
OF SOUTHERN MEXICO THROUGH TODAY. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES...ESPECIALLY IN
MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE COAST
WITHIN THE HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WARNING AREAS ON
WEDNESDAY...MAKING OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS.

STORM SURGE...A DANGEROUS STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY
AS MUCH AS 3 TO 5 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL ALONG THE IMMEDIATE
COAST NEAR AND TO THE NORTH OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES LANDFALL. THE
SURGE COULD PENETRATE INLAND AS FAR AS SEVERAL MILES FROM THE SHORE
WITH DEPTH GENERALLY DECREASING AS THE WATER MOVES INLAND. NEAR
THE COAST...THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE
WAVES.


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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

Tu 29 Low 4:42 AM 0.3 6:14 AM Set 9:06 AM 94
29 High 10:34 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Rise 10:41 PM
29 Low 4:36 PM 0.5
29 High 11:02 PM 5.5

W 30 Low 5:20 AM 0.4 6:15 AM Set 10:01 AM 89
30 High 11:16 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Rise 11:09 PM
30 Low 5:17 PM 0.7
30 High 11:39 PM 5.3

Th 1 Low 5:56 AM 0.4 6:15 AM Set 10:56 AM 82
1 High 11:59 AM 4.7 8:32 PM Rise 11:36 PM
1 Low 5:58 PM 0.9

F 2 High 12:17 AM 5.1 6:16 AM Set 11:49 AM 75
2 Low 6:33 AM 0.5 8:32 PM
2 High 12:42 PM 4.7
2 Low 6:43 PM 1.1

Sa 3 High 12:57 AM 4.8 6:16 AM Rise 12:03 AM 66
3 Low 7:12 AM 0.5 8:32 PM Set 12:43 PM
3 High 1:27 PM 4.8
3 Low 7:33 PM 1.2

Su 4 High 1:40 AM 4.7 6:17 AM Rise 12:30 AM 57
4 Low 7:55 AM 0.5 8:32 PM Set 1:39 PM
4 High 2:16 PM 5.0
4 Low 8:29 PM 1.3

M 5 High 2:27 AM 4.5 6:17 AM Rise 1:00 AM 47
5 Low 8:42 AM 0.4 8:31 PM Set 2:36 PM
5 High 3:07 PM 5.2
5 Low 9:29 PM 1.2

Tu 6 High 3:20 AM 4.4 6:18 AM Rise 1:33 AM 37
6 Low 9:33 AM 0.3 8:31 PM Set 3:37 PM
6 High 4:00 PM 5.4
6 Low 10:30 PM 1.1

W 7 High 4:16 AM 4.4 6:18 AM Rise 2:11 AM 28
7 Low 10:28 AM 0.2 8:31 PM Set 4:39 PM
7 High 4:55 PM 5.7
7 Low 11:29 PM 0.8

Th 8 High 5:13 AM 4.5 6:19 AM Rise 2:56 AM 19
8 Low 11:24 AM 0.0 8:31 PM Set 5:42 PM
8 High 5:51 PM 5.9

F 9 Low 12:25 AM 0.5 6:19 AM Rise 3:50 AM 11
9 High 6:10 AM 4.6 8:31 PM Set 6:44 PM
9 Low 12:19 PM -0.3
9 High 6:45 PM 6.2

Sa 10 Low 1:19 AM 0.2 6:20 AM Rise 4:52 AM 5
10 High 7:06 AM 4.8 8:30 PM Set 7:41 PM
10 Low 1:14 PM -0.5
10 High 7:39 PM 6.5

Su 11 Low 2:10 AM 0.0 6:20 AM Rise 6:00 AM 1
11 High 8:02 AM 5.0 8:30 PM Set 8:32 PM
11 Low 2:08 PM -0.7
11 High 8:32 PM 6.6

M 12 Low 3:00 AM -0.3 6:21 AM Rise 7:12 AM 0
12 High 8:57 AM 5.3 8:30 PM Set 9:17 PM
12 Low 3:02 PM -0.8
12 High 9:23 PM 6.7

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...ATLC HIGH PRES WILL DOMINATE THROUGH WED. A COLD FRONT WILL DROP
S THROUGH THE REGION THU. HIGH PRES WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION LATE IN THE
WEEK.
Today...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. Isolated showers and tstms
this morning. Scattered showers and tstms late.

Tonight...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 4 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms in the evening...then a slight chance of showers and tstms after
midnight.

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

Wed Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3
ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Thu...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers and tstms.

Thu Night...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming NE 10 to 15 kt after midnight.
Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening...then a
slight chance of showers and tstms after midnight.

Fri...NE winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3
ft...building to 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

Sat...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Notice posted on Tuesday, June 29, 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.