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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Priority:Normal
Notice: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 40'00, 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 38'00 or less may transit at anytime Drafts of 38'01 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 - ELKA GLORY - IN - ETD 29/1600
KMI4 - SITEAM LEADER - ETA 29TH/1500 ETD 30/1600
KMI4 - AEGEAN WAVE - ETA 30TH/1200
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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. 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: Norway firm buys Cooper River site
By Katy Stech
kstech@postandcourier.com
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Waterfront views were required for a Scandinavian company that was in the
market to buy land for a shipping terminal that will handle liquid
chemicals.

Luckily, it's a buyer's market.


Odfjell Terminals LLC purchased 20 acres of real estate along the heavily
industrialized strip of Virginia Avenue in North Charleston. The
abandoned site includes a 500-foot stretch along the Cooper River where
the company can dock a transport ship, hook the vessel up to offloading
equipment and pump in liquid chemicals.

The company paid $7.8 million in the recently closed sale, according to
Charleston County property records.

Starting up the new operation is expected to cost about $30 million and
create at least 12 jobs, according to estimates provided to Charleston
County.

Odfjell has asked elected officials for tax breaks in return for its
investment.

The company has said it also is considering an expansion within three to
four years that would raise the value of the project to $70 million and
add 17 more employees, according to the county. That would bring its
total North Charleston payroll to $1 million, or an average of about
$34,500 per job.

The county has estimated that the two expansions would generate $5
million to $9 million in public revenue over 20 years.

Transportation companies that want to bring large amounts of liquids to
Charleston by ship don't have many options. The State Ports Authority
doesn't operate liquid storage tanks at its local terminals, so
businesses seeking to import or exports liquids have to put their
products in containers instead.

"We've left the liquids bulk stuff to private terminal operations," said
SPA spokesman Byron Miller.

That helped sell the former Charleston Cement Co. site, said Hagood
Morrison of the commercial real estate firm Colliers Keenan
International, who brokered the sale with Amanda Kitchen.

"I think you're going to see continued growth in the private sector when
it comes to non-container activity, and they should be able to compete
well against port authorities," Morrison said.

It is not known which specific liquids Odfjell's first East Coast import
terminal will handle. The Norway-based company said on its website that
it transports chemicals, acids, edible oils and other special products.

Odfjell owns and operates tanker ships and port terminals around the
world, but its only U.S. operation is in Houston. Company officials in
Texas could not be reached Tuesday.

The newly purchased site includes access to CSX and Norfolk Southern
railroad lines.

Charleston Cement, which stopped using the facility about three years
ago, left the site dotted with aging circular storage tanks. All but two
were demolished during the last year.

The site was initially marketed for about $12 million, according to an
expired listing on commercial real estate site LoopNet.com. The actual
sale price represented a 35 percent markdown.



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CURRENT ISSUES:
01/11/11 - 1145 - CWIT Luncheon
01/11/11 - COMMISSION OF PILOTAGE

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
01/27/11 - 0800 NAV OPS MEETING
02/08/11 - 1145 - CWIT Luncheon
02/11/11 - MARITIME ASSOC. ANNUAL MEETING & GALA
02/2011 - CHARLESTON PROP CLUB OYSTER ROAST
2014 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1 -
HURRICANE STATUS - 5 - OUT OF SEASON

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with December 29, 2010.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 29 High 2:20 AM 5.6 7:21 AM Rise 1:37 AM 42
29 Low 8:34 AM 0.2 5:22 PM Set 12:44 PM
29 High 2:26 PM 4.9
29 Low 8:47 PM -0.2

Th 30 High 3:23 AM 5.7 7:22 AM Rise 2:43 AM 31
30 Low 9:39 AM 0.2 5:23 PM Set 1:25 PM
30 High 3:28 PM 4.8
30 Low 9:47 PM -0.3

F 31 High 4:24 AM 5.9 7:22 AM Rise 3:49 AM 21
31 Low 10:40 AM 0.1 5:24 PM Set 2:11 PM
31 High 4:28 PM 4.8
31 Low 10:45 PM -0.4

Sa 1 High 5:21 AM 5.9 7:22 AM Rise 4:52 AM 13
1 Low 11:36 AM -0.1 5:24 PM Set 3:02 PM
1 High 5:26 PM 4.9
1 Low 11:40 PM -0.4

Su 2 High 6:14 AM 6.0 7:22 AM Rise 5:51 AM 6
2 Low 12:28 PM -0.2 5:25 PM Set 3:58 PM
2 High 6:19 PM 4.9

M 3 Low 12:31 AM -0.5 7:22 AM Rise 6:44 AM 2
3 High 7:03 AM 6.1 5:26 PM Set 4:57 PM
3 Low 1:16 PM -0.2
3 High 7:07 PM 5.0

Tu 4 Low 1:19 AM -0.4 7:23 AM Rise 7:30 AM 0
4 High 7:48 AM 6.0 5:27 PM Set 5:58 PM
4 Low 2:00 PM -0.3
4 High 7:53 PM 5.0

W 5 Low 2:03 AM -0.4 7:23 AM Rise 8:11 AM 0
5 High 8:30 AM 5.9 5:28 PM Set 6:57 PM
5 Low 2:43 PM -0.2
5 High 8:35 PM 4.9

Th 6 Low 2:46 AM -0.2 7:23 AM Rise 8:46 AM 2
6 High 9:10 AM 5.7 5:28 PM Set 7:55 PM
6 Low 3:22 PM -0.1
6 High 9:16 PM 4.9

F 7 Low 3:26 AM 0.0 7:23 AM Rise 9:17 AM 6
7 High 9:48 AM 5.5 5:29 PM Set 8:51 PM
7 Low 4:00 PM 0.0
7 High 9:56 PM 4.8

Sa 8 Low 4:06 AM 0.3 7:23 AM Rise 9:45 AM 11
8 High 10:25 AM 5.2 5:30 PM Set 9:45 PM
8 Low 4:37 PM 0.2
8 High 10:37 PM 4.8

Su 9 Low 4:46 AM 0.5 7:23 AM Rise 10:13 AM 18
9 High 11:02 AM 4.9 5:31 PM Set 10:39 PM
9 Low 5:14 PM 0.3
9 High 11:18 PM 4.7

M 10 Low 5:29 AM 0.7 7:23 AM Rise 10:40 AM 26
10 High 11:42 AM 4.7 5:32 PM Set 11:32 PM
10 Low 5:52 PM 0.4

Tu 11 High 12:03 AM 4.7 7:23 AM Rise 11:09 AM 35
11 Low 6:16 AM 0.9 5:33 PM
11 High 12:25 PM 4.4
11 Low 6:35 PM 0.5
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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
400 AM EST WED DEC 29 2010
W CENTRAL N ATLC CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE WATERS BEYOND 20
NM...TO 250 NM OFFSHORE...INCLUDING S OF GEORGES BANK FROM 1000
FM TO...250 NM OFFSHORE.
SEAS GIVEN AS SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE
HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES. INDIVIDUAL WAVES MAY BE
MORE THAN TWICE THE SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT.
ANZ088-291500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
400 AM EST WED DEC 29 2010

TODAY
W TO NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 5 FT SUBSIDING TO
1 TO 3 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 5 TO 12 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 7
FT...HIGHEST E.

TONIGHT
WINDS DIMINISHING VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS. SEAS 1 TO 3
FT...EXCEPT E OF 76W 3 TO 5 FT.

THU AND THU NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. SEAS 1 TO 2
FT...EXCEPT E OF 76W 2 TO 4 FT...HIGHEST E.

FRI
WINDS BECOMING S TO SE 5 TO 10 KT. SEAS BECOMING 2 TO 3
FT.

SAT
S TO SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT.

SUN
SW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT SHIFTING TO N 20 TO 25 KT LATE. SEAS
BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FT...HIGHEST NW.
Notice posted on Wednesday, December 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.