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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, August 18, 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 1130/18TH
KMI4 - OVERSEAS LUXMAR - ETA 0700/24TH

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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 RELASE

August 17, 2010



Charleston Box Volume Up 26% in July

Board Approves $26M in Projects



Charleston, SC – The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) Board
today approved $26 million in projects, while the Port of Charleston
reported a 26 percent increase in container volume last month over the same
month last year.



July was the port’s strongest month since October 2008. Shipping container
volume totaled 73,818 pier containers, up 26 percent from 58,603 pier
containers in July 2009.



While this was the fifth month of double-digit growth, SCSPA officials
reported that it is unclear if the national and global economy is truly on
the rebound and can be sustained, or if recent increases are more of a
reflection of inventory restocking and other short-term drivers.



The SCSPA also reported final results for the fiscal year that ended June
30. During FY2010, the SCSPA surpassed its volume budget, thanks to a
strong last half of the year when container traffic increased 19 percent.
In addition, despite the toughest economy in recent history, the SCSPA
posted positive operating earnings when a number of ports endured financial
losses for the year.



Also during the August meeting, the SCSPA Board awarded approximately $26
million in construction and professional service contracts, including:

Columbus Street Terminal Raise and Pave – A $20.57-million construction
project to raise and pave 54 acres at Columbus Street Terminal to correct
subsurface settling. The work will raise the acreage approximately one
foot, with a 12-year life expectancy of the work. North Charleston-based
Banks Construction Company will perform the work while S&ME will provide
quality assurance services in the amount of $216,600. Construction runs
from October to April.
North Charleston Terminal Paving – A $1.59-million project to raise and
repair seven acres in an area serving Evergreen at North Charleston Terminal.
Gate Modifications – A project for improvements to interchange lanes and
supporting gate infrastructure at the Wando Welch and North Charleston
Terminals for implementation of a common gate structure. The work for this
contract, from various vendors, is not to exceed $3.2 million.
Drum Island Soil Testing for Marsh Restoration – An amendment for soil
testing on the south end of Drum Island. As part of the mitigation package
for the Navy Base Terminal, the SCSPA committed to recreate 22 acres of
intertidal marsh on the site. Newkirk Environmental will perform additional
soil testing before proceeding with construction. The project amendment is
estimated at $224,625.
Security Monitoring – A $500,000-project dealing with the port’s
surveillance systems and the central monitoring command and control
facility. The project is fully funded by a federal grant.

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CURRENT ISSUES:

08/26/10 0800 - MARITIME ASSOCIATION NAV/OPS
09/14/10 1145 - CWIT LUNCHEON MEETING
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:

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
800 AM EDT WED AUG 18 2010

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

CLOUDINESS AND SHOWERS OVER THE WEST CENTRAL CARIBBEAN ARE
ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE MOVING WESTWARD AT 15 MPH. THERE
ARE NO SIGNS OF DEVELOPMENT AND THERE IS A LOW CHANCE...10
PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE 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 August 12, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

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

F 20 High 5:09 AM 4.8 6:47 AM Set 2:58 AM 80
20 Low 11:27 AM 0.5 7:59 PM Rise 5:34 PM
20 High 6:01 PM 5.8

Sa 21 Low 12:14 AM 0.8 6:47 AM Set 3:55 AM 87
21 High 6:02 AM 4.9 7:58 PM Rise 6:11 PM
21 Low 12:18 PM 0.5
21 High 6:48 PM 5.9

Su 22 Low 1:00 AM 0.7 6:48 AM Set 4:52 AM 92
22 High 6:50 AM 5.0 7:57 PM Rise 6:45 PM
22 Low 1:05 PM 0.5
22 High 7:31 PM 5.9

M 23 Low 1:42 AM 0.6 6:49 AM Set 5:48 AM 97
23 High 7:35 AM 5.2 7:56 PM Rise 7:15 PM
23 Low 1:48 PM 0.5
23 High 8:11 PM 5.9

Tu 24 Low 2:21 AM 0.5 6:49 AM Set 6:43 AM 99
24 High 8:18 AM 5.3 7:55 PM Rise 7:43 PM
24 Low 2:29 PM 0.5
24 High 8:48 PM 5.9

W 25 Low 2:57 AM 0.4 6:50 AM Set 7:37 AM 99
25 High 8:57 AM 5.4 7:53 PM Rise 8:10 PM
25 Low 3:08 PM 0.6
25 High 9:23 PM 5.7

Th 26 Low 3:32 AM 0.4 6:51 AM Set 8:31 AM 98
26 High 9:34 AM 5.4 7:52 PM Rise 8:37 PM
26 Low 3:45 PM 0.7
26 High 9:57 PM 5.6

F 27 Low 4:05 AM 0.5 6:51 AM Set 9:25 AM 95
27 High 10:09 AM 5.5 7:51 PM Rise 9:05 PM
27 Low 4:22 PM 0.9
27 High 10:29 PM 5.4

Sa 28 Low 4:37 AM 0.5 6:52 AM Set 10:20 AM 91
28 High 10:43 AM 5.5 7:50 PM Rise 9:35 PM
28 Low 4:59 PM 1.0
28 High 11:01 PM 5.2

Su 29 Low 5:12 AM 0.6 6:53 AM Set 11:17 AM 84
29 High 11:19 AM 5.5 7:48 PM Rise 10:08 PM
29 Low 5:40 PM 1.1
29 High 11:36 PM 5.0

M 30 Low 5:50 AM 0.6 6:53 AM Set 12:16 PM 77
30 High 11:59 AM 5.5 7:47 PM Rise 10:46 PM
30 Low 6:26 PM 1.3

Tu 31 High 12:16 AM 4.8 6:54 AM Set 1:15 PM 68
31 Low 6:34 AM 0.7 7:46 PM Rise 11:30 PM
31 High 12:47 PM 5.6
31 Low 7:19 PM 1.4

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST

Synopsis...HIGH PRES WILL DOMINATE THROUGH AT LEAST FRI. A COLD FRONT MAY
PUSH INTO THE AREA OVER THE WEEKEND.
Today...SW winds 10 kt early...diminishing to 5 to 10 kt...then becoming S
10 to 15 kt late. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.

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

Thu...SW winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Seas 2
to 3 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms in the morning...then a
chance of showers and tstms in the afternoon.

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

Fri...W winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming S in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A
slight chance of showers and tstms.

Fri Night...S winds 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Seas 2 ft. A slight
chance of showers and tstms.

Sat...NE winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming E 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A
chance of showers and tstms.

Sun...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance
of showers and tstms.
Notice posted on Wednesday, August 18, 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.