|Subject:||CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE - article - Georgia Backstabs SC On Port Deal|
|Date:||Friday, January 21, 2011|
Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft
Main Channel - 45.0 ft
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
BP - TUG INTEGRITY & 650-4 - IN - ETD 22/0900
KMI4 - SPORADES - ETA 23/0330
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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
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.
Current Articles: (1/21/11) Georgia and South Carolina digging deeper
wound over Port Georgialina
Four years after agreeing to move forward cooperatively with a deep water
port in Jasper County, S.C., the state of Georgia has back-stabbed South
Carolina by announcing its intentions to use our state as a dumping
ground for Savannah¡¯s port expansion plans.
Understandably, Georgia¡¯s plan to dump dredged spoil onto the South
Carolina side of the Savannah River as part of its planned expansion of
Savannah Harbor has Palmetto politicians enraged. In addition to
violating the terms of a bi-state agreement reached in 2007, Georgia¡¯s
action is also in direct contravention of federal legislation signed that
¡°Included within the bi-state compact is a duty for both states to act in
good faith toward building the port,¡± S.C. Sen. Tom Davis told FITS. ¡°To
the extent that Georgia¡¯s Department of Transportation and the Georgia
Ports Authority are associating themselves with a plan to dump spoil on
the Jasper site over the next fifty years, there is a very strong
possibility that they may be breaching that duty of good faith.¡±
Strong possibility? More like definite reality as far as we¡¯re concerned ¡
Signed in 2007, the bi-state compact committed both South Carolina and
Georgia to the construction of a deep water port in Jasper ¨C which would
be owned by both states and operated using innovative public-private
partnerships. Additionally, a proviso to the 2007 Water Resources
Development Act passed by the U.S. Congress directed the Army Corps of
Engineers to release a spoil easement on the site so that a port could be
Using the site as a dumping ground for the next half century? That¡¯s not
part of the plan ¡ in fact, it runs completely counter to the plan. As a
result, Georgia is now facing a litany of legal contradictions (and
likely legal challenges) that could threaten its harbor plans.
Beyond justifying its about-face, Georgia must now answer several
important questions. For example: Is the proposed Jasper port a more
viable and less costly alternative (economically and environmentally) to
dredging the Savannah River all the way to the Georgia port facilities ¨C
which are located 26 miles upriver? We think not. Additionally, is
Georgia now assisting the Corps of Engineers in breaching a congressional
directive regarding the release of the Jasper site from the spoil
easement? We think so.
Given the billions of dollars potentially at stake, an unlikely ally in
the S.C. Senate has joined forces with Davis in an effort to protect
South Carolina¡¯s economic interests. Senate Finance Chairman Hugh
Leatherman ¨C the state¡¯s ¡°Godfather of Pork¡± ¨C is teaming up with Davis
and other state lawmakers to challenge Georgia¡¯s plans.
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley ¨C who talked a tough game last November when it
came to South Carolina competing with its ¡°neighbor¡± to the south ¨C
declined to comment for this report and has yet to address the issue
However, we fully expect her to engage at some point. We also fully
expect S.C. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint (and our entire U.S.
Congressional delegation) to protect our state¡¯s rights under the 2007
Ironically, Georgia officials claim that their plan is in South
Carolina¡¯s best interests ¨C and that permitting the soil to be dumped
will actually trim the costs of a proposed deep water port facility by
$200 million. A source close to the debate also reminded us that the land
in question is owned by the state of Georgia ¨C another example of our
state¡¯s lack of foresight.
South Carolina¡¯s management of its port assets ¨C both in Charleston and
at the proposed deep water port site in Jasper ¨C can only be described as
Once the fourth-busiest port in America, Charleston has seen its
competitive position plummet over the last eight years. In fact, the port
has slipped all the way to No. 12 in the nation according to the American
Association of Port Authorities.
Why? Well, our state continues to operate its port system under a 1950¡äs-
style ¡°total state control¡± model that forbids private investment in
public infrastructure. Meanwhile our competitors ¨C likeAlabama and
Virginia ¨C have dramatically expanded their port infrastructure (and
created thousands of new jobs) by leveraging private investment.
On top of that, entrenched special interests in Charleston continue to
prevent the S.C. State Ports Authority (SPA) from moving forward with the
Jasper project ¨C something the agency promised it would do five years ago.
For all his talk of supporting free market reforms and economic
competitiveness, former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford was a total failure on
this issue ¨C appointing SPA board members who have toed the line for the
failed status quo. That¡¯s even more disappointing considering that
Sanford, House Speaker Bobby Harrell and Senate President Glenn McConnell
were specifically warned in July 2006 that South Carolina¡¯s restrictions
against free market participation in port expansion
were ¡°counterproductive¡± and would ¡°discourage investment¡± in our
Boy has that ever come to pass ¡
Ports authority officials insist they are not dragging their feet on the
Jasper project and say that the SPA¡¯s new leader ¨C Jim Newsome ¨C has
helped bring back some of the lost ¡°volume¡± at the Port of Charleston.
Earlier this week, the SPA announced that Charleston experienced a 17
percent increase in traffic in 2010 over the previous year.
Still, much more work needs to be done ¡ and our lawmakers seem to be
moving the SPA in theopposite direction of accountability.
In addition to appointing real free market conservatives to the port
board ¨C people who genuinely support public-private partnerships and the
Jasper project ¨C let¡¯s hope Haley also aggressively supports our state¡¯s
interests in this latest fight.
After all, she helped pick it
01/27/11 - 0800 NAV OPS MEETING
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
SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1 -
HURRICANE STATUS - 5 - OUT OF SEASON
Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with January 21, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
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
Th 27 High 1:59 AM 5.4 7:18 AM Rise 1:42 AM 46
27 Low 8:15 AM 0.2 5:47 PM Set 12:09 PM
27 High 2:05 PM 4.6
27 Low 8:25 PM -0.2
F 28 High 3:05 AM 5.4 7:17 AM Rise 2:46 AM 35
28 Low 9:20 AM 0.3 5:48 PM Set 12:58 PM
28 High 3:10 PM 4.5
28 Low 9:29 PM -0.1
Sa 29 High 4:08 AM 5.4 7:17 AM Rise 3:45 AM 25
29 Low 10:22 AM 0.2 5:49 PM Set 1:52 PM
29 High 4:13 PM 4.5
29 Low 10:30 PM -0.1
Su 30 High 5:07 AM 5.5 7:16 AM Rise 4:39 AM 17
30 Low 11:18 AM 0.1 5:50 PM Set 2:49 PM
30 High 5:11 PM 4.6
30 Low 11:25 PM -0.2
M 31 High 5:59 AM 5.6 7:15 AM Rise 5:27 AM 10
31 Low 12:08 PM -0.1 5:51 PM Set 3:48 PM
31 High 6:03 PM 4.7
Tu 1 Low 12:16 AM -0.3 7:15 AM Rise 6:09 AM 4
1 High 6:46 AM 5.6 5:52 PM Set 4:47 PM
1 Low 12:54 PM -0.2
1 High 6:50 PM 4.9
W 2 Low 1:02 AM -0.3 7:14 AM Rise 6:45 AM 1
2 High 7:28 AM 5.7 5:53 PM Set 5:45 PM
2 Low 1:36 PM -0.2
2 High 7:33 PM 5.0
Th 3 Low 1:45 AM -0.3 7:13 AM Rise 7:17 AM 0
3 High 8:06 AM 5.6 5:54 PM Set 6:41 PM
3 Low 2:15 PM -0.3
3 High 8:12 PM 5.0
NWS OCEAN PREDICTION CENTER WASHINGTON DC
400 AM EST FRI JAN 21 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.
CAPE FEAR TO 31N OUT TO 32N 73W TO 31N 74W
400 AM EST FRI JAN 21 2011
GALE FORCE WINDS EXPECTED SAT INTO SAT NIGHT
SW TO W WINDS 20 TO 30 KT BECOMING NW AND DIMINISHING
TO 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 6 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 8 FT...HIGHEST E
OF 1000 FM. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS.
N WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING NE AND INCREASING TO 20
TO 30 KT. SEAS BUILDING TO 5 TO 8 FT...HIGHEST E. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED TSTMS E PORTION.
NE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT INCREASING TO 30 TO 40 KT...EXCEPT W
OF 1000 FM 25 TO 30 KT. SEAS 5 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM
BUILDING TO 8 TO 14 FT...HIGHEST E.
WINDS BECOMING NW AND DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 25 KT.
SEAS 4 TO 7 FT...EXCEPT E OF 1000 FM 7 TO 12 FT...HIGHEST E.
NW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT DIMINISHING TO 10 KT LATE. SEAS 6 TO
9 FT SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 6 FT...HIGHEST E.
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT BECOMING SE AND INCREASING TO 15 TO
25 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT...HIGHEST E.
S TO SE WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. SEAS 6 TO 9 FT...HIGHEST E.
|Notice posted on Friday, January 21, 2011|
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