|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/31/12||05/31/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 5/31/12||05/31/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 5/31/12||05/31/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 5/30/12||05/30/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 5/30/12||05/30/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/30/12||05/30/2012 ||Normal|
|PORT EVERGLADES - DAILY PORT UPDATE - 5/30/12||05/30/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 5/29/12||05/29/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 5/29/12||05/29/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/29/12||05/29/2012 ||Normal|
|SAVANNAH IS CURRENTLY AT CONDITION XRAY - SEE RESTRICTIONS BELOW||05/26/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 5/25/12||05/25/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/25/12||05/25/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 5/25/12||05/25/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 5/24/12||05/24/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/24/12||05/24/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 5/24/12||05/24/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 5/23/12||05/23/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 5/23/12||05/23/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/22/12||05/23/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - 5/22/12||05/22/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 5/22/12||05/22/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/22/12||05/22/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/21/12||05/21/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC ||05/21/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA||05/21/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC ||05/18/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC ||05/18/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA||05/18/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 5/17/2012||05/17/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/17/2012||05/17/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC 5/17/2012||05/17/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/16/2012||05/16/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 5/16/2012||05/16/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC 5/16/2012||05/16/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA - 5/15/2012||05/15/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC - 5/15/2012||05/15/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC 5/15/2012||05/15/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC||05/14/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA||05/14/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC ||05/14/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - WILMINGTON NC||05/11/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - SAVANNAH GA||05/11/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC ||05/11/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - NEWS - First Westinghouse BreakBulk/Project Cargo Shipment Arrives at Port of Charleston||05/10/2012 ||Normal|
|DAILY PORT UPDATE - CHARLESTON, SC - NEWS - Savannah River panel votes to limit dredging to 45 feet||05/09/2012 ||Normal|
|Shipping Notice from Moran Shipping - - CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/08/2012 ||Normal|
|CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/08/2012 ||Normal|
|Shipping Notice from Moran Shipping - South Carolina - CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/07/2012 ||Normal|
|CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/07/2012 ||Normal|
|CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/04/2012 ||Normal|
|Shipping Notice from Moran Shipping - South Carolina - CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/04/2012 ||Normal|
|Shipping Notice from Moran Shipping - - CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/03/2012 ||Normal|
|CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/03/2012 ||Normal|
|Shipping Notice from Moran Shipping - - CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/02/2012 ||Normal|
|CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/02/2012 ||Normal|
|Shipping Notice from Moran Shipping - South Carolina - CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/01/2012 ||Normal|
|CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE||05/01/2012 ||Normal||
|Subject:||Shipping Notice from Moran Shipping - - CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE|
|Date:||Tuesday, May 08, 2012|
|Notice:||5/8/2012 9:27:32 AM|
CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Maximum Depths - (Fresh)
Harbor Entrance - 47.0 ft
Main Channel - 45.0 ft
Current maximum drafts allowed at berths:
Hess - Max draft - 40'00
Delfin - Max Draft - 42'00
Chem Marine - Max Draft - 38'00 MLW
Kinder Morgan - berth 1 - 40'00 - all vessel arrivals require tide
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 30'00" Low water
Wando Terminal - Max draft 43'00 MLW - tide needed for anything deeper
Than 43'01" 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
Veterans Terminal 35' MLW tidal restricted
Nucor - Max draft 25'00 (movements daylight & tidal restricted), Max LOA
550', Max Beam 52'
Pier J Max Draft 30 FT
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
KMI4 - BALTIC MARINER - IN ETD 2200/8TH
JBU OPAL - ETA 5/15
HESS - BALTIC MARINER - ETA 1030/8TH
FEDERAL, STATE & LOCAL FILING REQUIREMENTS:
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
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.
This announces the publication of (MSIB 22-12) - SPECIAL LOCAL REGULATIONS;
LOWCOUNTRY SPLASH OPEN WATER SWIM, WANDO RIVER AND COOPER RIVER, MOUNT
PLEASANT, SC on Homeport at http://homeport.uscg.mil/charleston.
MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN (MSIB 22-12) - SPECIAL LOCAL
REGULATIONS; LOWCOUNTRY SPLASH OPEN WATER SWIM, WANDO RIVER AND COOPER
RIVER, MOUNT PLEASANT, SC
The Coast Guard is establishing Special Local Regulations for the
Lowcountry Splash, in Mount Pleasant, SC. from 7:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. on
May 19, 2012. Approximately 500 swimmers will be participating in a 2.4
mile swim beginning at Hobcaw Yacht Club on the Wando River, and finishing
at Patriots Point Marina on the Cooper River.
The Captain of the Port Charleston will establish and enforce a series of
moving buffer zones to protect participants from the hazards associated
with this event. The following buffer zones are regulated areas:
(1) All waters within 75 yards of the lead safety vessel;
(2) All waters within 100 yards of the last safety vessel; and
(3) All waters within 100 yards of the swimmers and each participating
No one shall enter, transit, moor, anchor, or loiter within the regulated
areas unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port's
All persons requesting to transit through the regulated areas must contact
the Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16 or by telephone at: (843) 740-7050.
For any concerns, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management
Office at: (843) 740-3188 or the 24 Hour Command Center Line at: (843)
MST1 Duane Wilson
Prevention Department / Waterways Management Division
196 Tradd Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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of South Carolina
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT (ICYMI)
CRUISE CRITICS MISS BOAT
(From today's Post and Courier - 5/7/12)
The cruise debate rages on and for those of us who toil on the docks and in
waterfront related trades, we are deeply concerned. The Coastal
Conservation League, The Historic Charleston Foundation and the
Preservation Society have used "beyond bizarre" accusations about
Charleston's maritime passenger business, and the Port of Charleston
generally. The latest salvo, the "Miley" report denying the substantial
economic benefits of the cruise industry, are given legitimacy by labeling
the report "independent." Surely this a joke. The report was a bought-
and-paid-for outcome report. It is inherently flawed.
The facts are simple. First, the cruise business is an enormous economic
benefit to airlines, stevedores, bus and taxi drivers, longshoreman,
steamship agents, shop owners, pilots, food suppliers, restaurants and an
incredible myriad of businesses that survive and thrive from the added
revenue of the ships. Second, the cruise industry is an environmentally
friendly, clean, and well-regulated industry. Third, the legitimate issues
regarding traffic have been substantially mitigated and will all but
disappear with the completion of the new terminal and altered traffic flow.
Finally, the arguments of noise pollution and violation of height
ordinances are laughable.
This has become a war of words and consultant reports and our maritime
businesses are caught in the crossfire. What is truly missing from the
debate is a sense of heritage and history. The founding of the Charlestown
colony in 1670 was the creation of the port. The location of the now and
proposed new terminal, Union Pier, has been a working dock for centuries
and many, many generations. East Bay Street, Adgers Wharf, Boyces Wharf,
Middle Atlantic Wharf, and Vendue Range aren't catchy street names invented
by real estate developers. These streets took their names from working
wharves and the shipping interests that built this great city. The homes of
Ansonborough and surrounding neighborhoods were built by ship captains and
those associated with the docks and trade in recognition of the great
seaport Charleston was, and remains today.
In past years, more than 300 ships docked every year at Union Pier. That
volume of ship traffic will now decrease by two-thirds. With a visionary
mayor, Joe Riley, leading the way, Union Pier will boast a rejuvenated
cruise terminal co-existing with smart development and public waterfront
The State Ports Authority operates other terminals in Charleston, Mt.
Pleasant, North Charleston, and Georgetown. Each is dedicated to sectors of
commercial shipping, unique to the Port Authority's mission of furthering
the economy of South Carolina. The very thought that each city could impose
its own ordinances to regulate shipping at any terminal would spell
economic disaster for our port. No international shipping enterprise would
fathom engaging in a contract with the State Port Authority knowing that a
local ordinance could at anytime restrict the nature of their business.
Beware of those organizations who profess their desire to "support the
port, but regulate shipping." That simply does not work and that is why the
Ports Authority's enabling statutes were worded as they are.
The docks, the port, and specifically Union Pier is an integral part of
Historic Charleston's DNA. From its founding through almost three and a
half centuries the port has been the "soul" of a great city. The "right"
balance is fully realized with the creation of the proposed new cruise
terminal. It is imperative that Union Pier remain a working, vibrant dock,
steeped in history and tradition, welcoming travelers throughout the world
to our home.
The authors - Robert New and Pat Barber are supporters of the South
Carolina Waterfront Alliance. SCWA promotes the balance of recreational
with economic development use of our waterways.
Also from this weekend's Post and Courier: State medical association
advocates for shoreside power for cruise ships
POLLUTION CONTROL ACT - ACTION ALERT!
H.4654, a much needed amendment to the Pollution Control Act, remains
pending on the Senate calendar. This legislation is extremely important to
protect our Port from frivolous lawsuits and encourage economic development
and job growth throughout South Carolina.
Briefly, last summer the S.C. Supreme Court ruled in a land development
case that any discharge into the environment now requires a permit, even if
a permit does not exist. The court ruling also created a private right of
action for individuals or third-party groups to sue a company they believe
to be in violation of the state's Pollution Control Act. Until this
ruling, lawsuits alleging a violation of the Pollution Control Act had
always been the purview of the state, not third-parties like the Coastal
Conservation League (or in this case the League of Women Voters).
Predictably, opponents of our Port (and growth in general) have embraced
this ruling as yet another tool in their already substantial litigation
toolbox and have already added it as part of the legal argument against
Carnival Cruise Lines.
Why is this so important? If this ruling stands and the Pollution Control
Act is not modified, Port opponents will assuredly use it against other
carriers calling on Charleston!
In order for H.4654 to have any chance of passing this year it will need
to be placed on Special Order in the Senate. Your help is needed by
calling your Senator and asking that this important bill be set for Special
Order. It's a fairly complex issue but click here for a great document
that provides talking points and details about the Supreme Court case.
And DON'T be fooled by this Post and Courier editorial. This argument is
nothing more than a red-herring!
OTHER LEGISLATIVE NEWS:
Last week the Senate passed S.1431 which allows for $120 million in bonds
to the Charleston Port Dredging Project and $18.5 million to the Georgetown
Dredging Project. These bonds would be issued by the State Treasurer on a
schedule determined by the SCPA Board and subject to review by the Joint
Bond Review Committee. Action on this bill in the House Ways and Means
Committee is expected after the Senate Finance Committee wraps up work on
the budget next week.
Also, Senator Larry Grooms' joint resolution, S.1410, is currently pending
on the Senate calendar. Among other things, this joint resolution would
confirm that the Savannah River Maritime Commission is the sole authority
that may take any action related to the South Carolina portion of the
Savannah River concerning the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). On
the House side, Rep. Jim Merrill's counterpart resolution is H.5173 and has
already received third reading.
For more information regarding these issues please contact Denver Merrill
at the Maritime Association of South Carolina, 843-224-3885 or
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2012
Charleston Adds New NWA/Evergreen Far East Service
Charleston, SC - The New World Alliance consortium of ocean carriers and
Evergreen are launching a new Far East weekly container service in June,
marking the third new container service announced this year for Charleston
and the first service for the port with a direct call in Vietnam.
The SVS (South China/Vietnam-US Southeast) service is a Suez service
deploying 10 ships of capacity between 4,600 and 5,600 20-foot equivalent
units (TEUs). The service originates in Cai Mep, Vietnam and includes calls
in Hong Kong and Yantian in China, Singapore and Tangier, Morocco.
Significantly, Charleston is the last port outbound on the service, which
highlights the port's prominence in handling the region's and the nation's
"Charleston's position in this service demonstrates that ships will be
taking on a significant amount of cargo here, relying on our deep water to
fill up the ship with heavy exports," said Jim Newsome, president and CEO
of the South Carolina Ports Authority.
Charleston Harbor is the deepest in the Southeast region, with 45 feet of
depth at mean low water (MLW), and can handle ships drafting up to 48 feet
on the tides. Charleston's next harbor deepening project is currently underway.
Participating in the SVS service are the alliance carriers of APL, Hyundai
Merchant Marine and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), as well as Evergreen. The
weekly service will call the Port of Charleston's Wando Welch Terminal on
Saturdays, adding 52 ship calls a year to the port and supporting jobs
across the maritime industry.
About the South Carolina Ports Authority:
The South Carolina Ports Authority, established by the state's General
Assembly in 1942, owns and operates public seaport facilities in Charleston
and Georgetown, handling international commerce valued at more than $58
billion annually while receiving no direct taxpayer subsidy. An economic
development engine for the state, port operations facilitate 260,800 jobs
across South Carolina and nearly $45 billion in economic activity each
year. For more information, visit http://www.scspa.com.
For more information:
Allison Skipper, APR
Manager, Public Relations
09/17-19 - 39TH ANNUAL S.C. INTERNATIONAL TRADE CONFERENCE
2018 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED
SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 5 / OFF SEASON
Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 21, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible
Tu 8 Low 4:29 AM -0.8 6:26 AM Set 8:37 AM 95
8 High 10:24 AM 5.5 8:07 PM Rise 11:12 PM
8 Low 4:32 PM -0.7
8 High 11:03 PM 6.7
W 9 Low 5:23 AM -0.6 6:25 AM Set 9:42 AM 89
9 High 11:21 AM 5.4 8:08 PM
9 Low 5:27 PM -0.4
9 High 11:59 PM 6.4
Th 10 Low 6:17 AM -0.3 6:24 AM Rise 12:05 AM 80
10 High 12:19 PM 5.2 8:08 PM Set 10:47 AM
10 Low 6:24 PM 0.0
F 11 High 12:56 AM 6.0 6:23 AM Rise 12:50 AM 71
11 Low 7:12 AM -0.1 8:09 PM Set 11:51 AM
11 High 1:19 PM 5.1
11 Low 7:25 PM 0.3
Sa 12 High 1:53 AM 5.7 6:22 AM Rise 1:29 AM 60
12 Low 8:07 AM 0.1 8:10 PM Set 12:52 PM
12 High 2:18 PM 5.1
12 Low 8:27 PM 0.5
Su 13 High 2:49 AM 5.4 6:22 AM Rise 2:04 AM 50
13 Low 9:02 AM 0.2 8:10 PM Set 1:51 PM
13 High 3:17 PM 5.1
13 Low 9:30 PM 0.7
M 14 High 3:43 AM 5.2 6:21 AM Rise 2:36 AM 40
14 Low 9:55 AM 0.2 8:11 PM Set 2:47 PM
14 High 4:13 PM 5.3
14 Low 10:30 PM 0.7
Tu 15 High 4:35 AM 5.0 6:20 AM Rise 3:07 AM 30
15 Low 10:45 AM 0.2 8:12 PM Set 3:42 PM
15 High 5:04 PM 5.4
15 Low 11:26 PM 0.7
W 16 High 5:24 AM 4.9 6:20 AM Rise 3:37 AM 22
16 Low 11:32 AM 0.1 8:13 PM Set 4:37 PM
16 High 5:52 PM 5.6
Th 17 Low 12:16 AM 0.6 6:19 AM Rise 4:08 AM 14
17 High 6:11 AM 4.9 8:13 PM Set 5:31 PM
17 Low 12:16 PM 0.1
17 High 6:36 PM 5.7
F 18 Low 1:02 AM 0.5 6:18 AM Rise 4:41 AM 8
18 High 6:56 AM 4.9 8:14 PM Set 6:25 PM
18 Low 12:57 PM 0.1
18 High 7:18 PM 5.9
Sa 19 Low 1:45 AM 0.4 6:18 AM Rise 5:17 AM 4
19 High 7:39 AM 4.8 8:15 PM Set 7:19 PM
19 Low 1:37 PM 0.1
19 High 7:58 PM 5.9
Su 20 Low 2:26 AM 0.4 6:17 AM Rise 5:56 AM 1
20 High 8:21 AM 4.8 8:15 PM Set 8:12 PM
20 Low 2:16 PM 0.1
20 High 8:36 PM 5.9
M 21 Low 3:04 AM 0.4 6:17 AM Rise 6:39 AM 0
21 High 9:01 AM 4.7 8:16 PM Set 9:04 PM
21 Low 2:54 PM 0.2
21 High 9:13 PM 5.9
MARINE WEATHER FORECAST:
Synopsis...A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST INTO
WEDNESDAY...PUSHING THROUGH THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE FROM
THE NORTH WILL THEN RETURN INTO THE WEEKEND.
Today...E winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Tonight...SE winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming S 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers and tstms.
Wed...S winds 5 kt...becoming SW in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance
of showers and tstms.
Wed Night...SW winds 10 kt...becoming NW after midnight. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Showers and tstms likely.
Thu...N winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A chance of
showers and tstms in the morning... Then a slight chance of showers and
tstms in the afternoon.
Thu Night...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft. A slight chance of
showers and tstms in the evening.
Fri...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Fri Night...NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Sat...NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 5 ft.
Sat Night...E winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
|Notice posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2012|
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.