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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, July 30, 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 - BOW CAPE - ETA 1130/30TH ETD 2130/30TH

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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:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 29, 2010

Charleston Deepening Advances in U.S. House

SCSPA Applauds Congressman Brown

Charleston, SC – A key U.S. House committee today approved expedited
studies of harbor deepening in the Port of Charleston through the Water
Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2010.

The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) is seeking a post-45-foot
deepening project to handle ever larger ships in the Port of Charleston,
and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is advancing the studies.

Thanking the leadership of 1st District Congressional Representative Henry
Brown, SCSPA Board Chairman Bill Stern said, “Congressman Brown has been a
workhorse for our ports and this state for years. He keenly understands
that shipping channels are national infrastructure, essential to the
nation’s economy and defense, as well as vital to jobs in South Carolina.
We thank Congressman Brown for his efforts today to have this language in
WRDA.”

The language passed by the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure
Committee directs the Secretary of the Army to expedite completion of the
Reconnaissance and Feasibility studies for the next deepening project in
Charleston and to proceed with preconstruction, engineering and design once
the project is justified.

The Port of Charleston is currently 47 feet deep at mean low water in the
entrance channel and 45 feet deep inside the harbor. Charleston’s channels
have the opportunity to go even deeper, accommodating larger ships serving
world trade with the expansion of the Panama Canal in 2014.

“Charleston already has the region’s deepest channels and accommodates
post-Panamax ships today,” said Jim Newsome, president & CEO of the SCSPA.
“The next deepening will take Charleston beyond 45 and 47 feet, opening the
port to all classes of the world’s most modern vessels under any tidal
condition. With the support of our delegation, we are ready for the Panama
Canal expansion and beyond.”

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CURRENT ISSUES:
08/19/10 0800 - NAV/OPS MEETING
FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES

2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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HURRCANE STATUS:
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 4 - SEASONAL - NO STORMS EXPECTED

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT FRI JUL 30 2010

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

A TROPICAL WAVE OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA IS PRODUCING
DISORGANIZED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY. THERE IS A LOW
CHANCE...10 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE
DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT AROUND 15 TO 20
MPH.

A SMALL AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER LOCATED OVER THE EASTERN ATLANTIC
OCEAN ABOUT 700 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS IS
SHOWING NO SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT AT THIS TIME. HOWEVER...A TROPICAL
WAVE THAT JUST MOVED OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA IS PRODUCING A LARGE
AREA OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...AND THESE TWO SYSTEMS COULD
BEGIN TO INTERACT IN A COUPLE OF DAYS. THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...20
PERCENT...OF TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IN THIS AREA DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

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

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 26, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

F 30 Low 5:16 AM 0.4 6:32 AM Set 10:36 AM 87
30 High 11:21 AM 5.0 8:20 PM Rise 10:33 PM
30 Low 5:27 PM 0.9
30 High 11:37 PM 5.1

Sa 31 Low 5:51 AM 0.5 6:33 AM Set 11:31 AM 80
31 High 11:59 AM 5.1 8:19 PM Rise 11:01 PM
31 Low 6:09 PM 1.1

Su 1 High 12:13 AM 4.9 6:34 AM Set 12:27 PM 72
1 Low 6:28 AM 0.5 8:18 PM Rise 11:32 PM
1 High 12:41 PM 5.1
1 Low 6:56 PM 1.2

M 2 High 12:53 AM 4.7 6:34 AM Set 1:25 PM 63
2 Low 7:10 AM 0.5 8:17 PM
2 High 1:28 PM 5.2
2 Low 7:49 PM 1.3

Tu 3 High 1:41 AM 4.6 6:35 AM Rise 12:07 AM 53
3 Low 7:59 AM 0.5 8:16 PM Set 2:25 PM
3 High 2:21 PM 5.4
3 Low 8:49 PM 1.3

W 4 High 2:36 AM 4.5 6:36 AM Rise 12:48 AM 43
4 Low 8:54 AM 0.4 8:16 PM Set 3:26 PM
4 High 3:20 PM 5.5
4 Low 9:54 PM 1.2

Th 5 High 3:37 AM 4.5 6:36 AM Rise 1:36 AM 33
5 Low 9:54 AM 0.3 8:15 PM Set 4:27 PM
5 High 4:21 PM 5.8
5 Low 10:57 PM 1.0

F 6 High 4:40 AM 4.7 6:37 AM Rise 2:33 AM 23
6 Low 10:56 AM 0.0 8:14 PM Set 5:25 PM
6 High 5:23 PM 6.1
6 Low 11:57 PM 0.6

Sa 7 High 5:43 AM 4.9 6:38 AM Rise 3:37 AM 14
7 Low 11:57 AM -0.2 8:13 PM Set 6:18 PM
7 High 6:22 PM 6.4

Su 8 Low 12:52 AM 0.3 6:38 AM Rise 4:46 AM 7
8 High 6:43 AM 5.2 8:12 PM Set 7:06 PM
8 Low 12:55 PM -0.5
8 High 7:18 PM 6.6

M 9 Low 1:45 AM -0.1 6:39 AM Rise 5:59 AM 2
9 High 7:41 AM 5.5 8:11 PM Set 7:49 PM
9 Low 1:52 PM -0.7
9 High 8:11 PM 6.8

Tu 10 Low 2:35 AM -0.4 6:40 AM Rise 7:12 AM 0
10 High 8:38 AM 5.9 8:10 PM Set 8:27 PM
10 Low 2:47 PM -0.8
10 High 9:03 PM 6.8

W 11 Low 3:24 AM -0.6 6:40 AM Rise 8:24 AM 0
11 High 9:33 AM 6.1 8:09 PM Set 9:03 PM
11 Low 3:41 PM -0.8
11 High 9:53 PM 6.7

Th 12 Low 4:12 AM -0.7 6:41 AM Rise 9:34 AM 4
12 High 10:28 AM 6.3 8:08 PM Set 9:39 PM
12 Low 4:35 PM -0.6
12 High 10:43 PM 6.4

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE REGION TONIGHT AND STALL TO
THE N ON SAT. THE FRONT WILL GRADUALLY DISSIPATE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.
Today...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A slight chance
of showers and tstms.

Tonight...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 1 to 2 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms after midnight.

Sat...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

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

Sun And Sun Night...E winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 ft. A chance of showers and
tstms.

Mon And Tue...SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms.
Notice posted on Friday, July 30, 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.