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Subject:Charleston SC Daily Port Update - new article - New Grain Facility
Date:Thursday, January 13, 2011
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 38'00
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:
KMI4 - MARITIME SUZANNE - IN - ETD 13/0900
KMI4 - PUZE - ETA 12/2300 - ETD - 13/0800
HESS - ALIAKMON - ETA 13/1430 - ETD TBA
BP - T/B RESOLVE/650-3 - IN - ETD 14/1230

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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: (1/13) Grain export hub opens on local port terminal
Staff report - Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Midwest company has opened a grain-handling operation on a local
shipping terminal.

The State Ports Authority said today that The Scoular Co.’s new facility
in Mount Pleasant could export more than 25 million pounds of product
annually.

The operation is based on the Wando Welch Terminal. It is set up to load
grain from farms across the region into containers for shipment to
countries around the world. Products such as soybean, winter wheat and
corn are increasingly being transported abroad by container, the SPA said.

“This operation will serve increasing export demand and generate
significant new business through the port,” said Jim Newsome, president
and chief executive officer of the state maritime agency.

Based in Omaha, Neb., Scoular is a $3.5 billion a year business with more
than 60 locations across North America.

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CURRENT ISSUES:
01/13/11 - 1200 Charleston Propeller Club lunch - Citadel Altman Center
(Carnival Cruise line speaking)
01/27/11 - 0800 NAV OPS MEETING

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
02/08/11 - 1145 - CWIT Luncheon
02/08/11 - 1700 - COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE
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 January 13, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 13 High 1:45 AM 4.7 7:23 AM Set 1:23 AM 53
13 Low 8:09 AM 1.1 5:34 PM Rise 12:13 PM
13 High 2:09 PM 4.1
13 Low 8:16 PM 0.4

F 14 High 2:42 AM 4.9 7:22 AM Set 2:21 AM 63
14 Low 9:12 AM 1.0 5:35 PM Rise 12:52 PM
14 High 3:07 PM 4.1
14 Low 9:13 PM 0.3

Sa 15 High 3:41 AM 5.1 7:22 AM Set 3:21 AM 72
15 Low 10:11 AM 0.8 5:36 PM Rise 1:38 PM
15 High 4:05 PM 4.2
15 Low 10:10 PM 0.0

Su 16 High 4:37 AM 5.4 7:22 AM Set 4:20 AM 81
16 Low 11:07 AM 0.5 5:37 PM Rise 2:30 PM
16 High 5:00 PM 4.4
16 Low 11:05 PM -0.3

M 17 High 5:31 AM 5.7 7:22 AM Set 5:17 AM 88
17 Low 11:58 AM 0.1 5:38 PM Rise 3:30 PM
17 High 5:53 PM 4.7
17 Low 11:58 PM -0.6

Tu 18 High 6:22 AM 6.0 7:21 AM Set 6:11 AM 94
18 Low 12:47 PM -0.2 5:39 PM Rise 4:36 PM
18 High 6:43 PM 5.0

W 19 Low 12:49 AM -0.9 7:21 AM Set 6:59 AM 98
19 High 7:10 AM 6.2 5:40 PM Rise 5:45 PM
19 Low 1:33 PM -0.5
19 High 7:32 PM 5.2

Th 20 Low 1:40 AM -1.1 7:21 AM Set 7:43 AM 99
20 High 7:58 AM 6.3 5:41 PM Rise 6:56 PM
20 Low 2:19 PM -0.7
20 High 8:21 PM 5.4

F 21 Low 2:30 AM -1.2 7:20 AM Set 8:22 AM 98
21 High 8:44 AM 6.3 5:42 PM Rise 8:05 PM
21 Low 3:05 PM -0.9
21 High 9:11 PM 5.6

Sa 22 Low 3:21 AM -1.1 7:20 AM Set 8:58 AM 94
22 High 9:31 AM 6.2 5:43 PM Rise 9:14 PM
22 Low 3:52 PM -0.9
22 High 10:02 PM 5.7

Su 23 Low 4:14 AM -0.9 7:20 AM Set 9:34 AM 87
23 High 10:19 AM 5.9 5:44 PM Rise 10:22 PM
23 Low 4:40 PM -0.8
23 High 10:56 PM 5.7

M 24 Low 5:09 AM -0.6 7:19 AM Set 10:09 AM 79
24 High 11:10 AM 5.5 5:45 PM Rise 11:29 PM
24 Low 5:30 PM -0.7
24 High 11:53 PM 5.6

Tu 25 Low 6:07 AM -0.3 7:19 AM Set 10:46 AM 68
25 High 12:04 PM 5.2 5:45 PM
25 Low 6:24 PM -0.5

W 26 High 12:54 AM 5.5 7:18 AM Rise 12:36 AM 57
26 Low 7:10 AM 0.0 5:46 PM Set 11:25 AM
26 High 1:03 PM 4.8
26 Low 7:23 PM -0.3

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OFFSHORE WATERS FORECAST
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
400 AM EST THU JAN 13 2011
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.
ANZ088-131500-
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
400 AM EST THU JAN 13 2011

TODAY
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 5
TO 8 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 8 TO 14 FT
SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 11 FT. HIGHEST WINDS AND SEAS E.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 KT OR LESS LATE. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 4 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 4 TO 8 FT...HIGHEST
E.

FRI AND FRI NIGHT
VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 1 TO 3 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 3 TO 5 FT FRI
NIGHT...HIGHEST E.

SAT
VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS BECOMING SW 15 TO 20 KT
LATE. SEAS BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT.

SUN
SW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING W EARLY...THEN DIMINISHING
TO VARIABLE 10 KT OR LESS LATE. SEAS 2 TO 5 FT...HIGHEST NE.

MON
VARIABLE WINDS 10 KT OR LESS SHIFTING TO S AND INCREASING
TO 10 TO 20 KT. SEAS BECOMING 4 TO 6 FT LATE

Notice posted on Thursday, January 13, 2011

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.