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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Friday, August 06, 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:

HESS - NOMAD - ETA 1000/6TH
KMI4 - BOW MEKKA - IN ETD 2200/6TH
KMI NORTH - COASTAL VENTURE - ETA 2200/6TH
KMI4 - BOW STAR - ETA 1300/7TH

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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

August 5, 2010

Charleston Containers Up 19% in First Half, Harbor Deepening Reaches Milestone

Charleston, SC – Deepening of Charleston Harbor, already the deepest in the
Southeast, reached another milestone as container volumes in the Port of
Charleston increased 19 percent in the first half of 2010.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Charleston District has favorably
concluded the Reconnaissance Study for the post-45-foot deepening project
in Charleston Harbor. The study determined a federal interest in proceeding
to the next step in the process – the feasibility phase – to further define
time and costs associated with deepening Charleston’s channels.

At the same time, container volumes in the Port of Charleston have
continued to climb. Buoyed by new shipping services and major new
investments in the area, container volume increased 19 percent during the
first six months of 2010.

In June, pier containers at the Port of Charleston increased almost 34
percent over the previous year – the fourth straight month of
year-over-year, double-digit increases.

Despite widespread declines in global trade in 2009, the SCSPA volumes
rebounded during the past six months and closed its most recent fiscal year
exceeding its budgeted container volume. In the accounting period that
ended June 30, Charleston handled 741,208 pier containers, off 5.2 percent
from FY2009.

“Despite a very challenging economic environment, the SCSPA posted an
operating profit and enjoyed strong volume increases over the past six
months,” said Bill Stern, chairman of the SCSPA board. “While we expect
volume to moderate in the latter half of the year, we’re encouraged that
business has returned at such a fast pace and we’re headed in the right
direction.”

Contributing to the recent volume gains, Charleston added three new
shipping services in FY2010, including Mediterranean Shipping Company’s
Golden Gate Service (GGS). The GGS, which had its first local call in
February, is bringing ships of more than 8,000 20-foot equivalent units to
the port on a regular basis. This highlights Charleston’s deep-water
capabilities in the Southeast region.

“The port is handling the biggest ships on the East Coast today while
working toward even deeper channels that will secure our state’s future in
global trade,” said Jim Newsome, SCSPA president and CEO.

On the cargo development side, major global corporations are locating or
expanding in the port’s service area while the SCSPA has launched new
targeted sales efforts:

TBC Corporation, parent company of Tire Kingdom, is the largest
distribution center to announce in the past year. TBC is locating a new 1.1
million square foot distribution facility in Berkeley County and will
import tires through the Port of Charleston.
Several other importers and logistics firms located or expanded in the
area, while private developers are proceeding with plans to build more than
20 million square feet in new industrial space near Charleston’s deepwater
port facilities.
Targeted marketing efforts, including a new rail-served warehouse
initiative and an expanded overweight permit for refrigerated containers
are also boosting container volume.

During the current fiscal year, which began on July 1, the SCSPA is
projecting a seven percent increase in container volume and a more than 50
percent increase in breakbulk and non-container cargo.

At the same time, the SCSPA plans to invest nearly $77 million this fiscal
year on terminal improvements, including work on the SCSPA’s new container
terminal on the former Navy Base as well as a new cruise terminal in
downtown Charleston.

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CURRENT ISSUES:
08/10/20 1700 - COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE
08/17/10 1700 - SCSPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
08/26/10 0800 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION NAV/OPS
10/7/10 1800 - CWIT SILENT AUCTION

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 STORM COLIN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 10A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042010
800 AM AST FRI AUG 06 2010

...COLIN TURNS NORTH-NORTHWEST AND SLOWS ITS FORWARD SPEED...


SUMMARY OF 800 AM AST...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...27.0N 67.2W
ABOUT 400 MI...645 KM SSW OF BERMUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/HR
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 11 MPH...18 KM/HR
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1008 MB...29.77 INCHES



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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with August 3, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

F 13 Low 5:01 AM -0.6 6:42 AM Rise 10:43 AM 11
13 High 11:23 AM 6.3 8:07 PM Set 10:14 PM
13 Low 5:30 PM -0.3
13 High 11:34 PM 6.1

Sa 14 Low 5:50 AM -0.5 6:43 AM Rise 11:52 AM 19
14 High 12:19 PM 6.3 8:06 PM Set 10:52 PM
14 Low 6:27 PM 0.0

Su 15 High 12:25 AM 5.7 6:43 AM Rise 12:59 PM 29
15 Low 6:41 AM -0.3 8:05 PM Set 11:33 PM
15 High 1:16 PM 6.2
15 Low 7:26 PM 0.4

M 16 High 1:19 AM 5.3 6:44 AM Rise 2:03 PM 40
16 Low 7:35 AM 0.0 8:04 PM
16 High 2:15 PM 6.0
16 Low 8:26 PM 0.7

Tu 17 High 2:16 AM 5.0 6:45 AM Set 12:18 AM 51
17 Low 8:33 AM 0.3 8:03 PM Rise 3:04 PM
17 High 3:15 PM 5.9
17 Low 9:28 PM 0.9

W 18 High 3:14 AM 4.9 6:45 AM Set 1:08 AM 61
18 Low 9:32 AM 0.4 8:02 PM Rise 4:00 PM
18 High 4:14 PM 5.8
18 Low 10:27 PM 0.9

Th 19 High 4:13 AM 4.8 6:46 AM Set 2:01 AM 71
19 Low 10:31 AM 0.5 8:00 PM Rise 4:50 PM
19 High 5:10 PM 5.8
19 Low 11:23 PM 0.9

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...A COLD FRONT WILL ADVANCE S INTO THE WATERS LATER TODAY...THEN
WILL STALL OVER OR CLOSE TO THE REGION SAT THROUGH SUN BEFORE DISSIPATING
MON. ATLC HIGH PRES WILL EXPAND AND REGAIN CONTROL OF AREA WEATHER BY TUE.
Today...Variable winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SW this morning...then
becoming S 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Numerous showers and tstms
becoming isolated this morning...then numerous showers and tstms this
afternoon. Some tstms may be severe with damaging winds and heavy
rainfall..especially this afternoon.

Tonight...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...diminishing to 10 to 15 kt late. Seas 3 to
4 ft. A chance of showers and tstms. Some tstms may produce gusty winds and
heavy rainfall in the evening.

Sat...W winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 10 kt in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4
ft. A chance of showers and tstms.

Sat Night...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance of tstms. A
chance of showers.

Sun...N winds 5 kt...becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A chance
of showers and tstms.

Sun Night...SE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S after midnight. Seas 3 to 4
ft. A chance of showers and tstms in the evening...then a slight chance of
showers and tstms after midnight.

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

Tue...S winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Friday, August 06, 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.