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SubjectDatePriority
Daily Update05/30/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/29/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/28/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/27/2008 Normal
Daily Update - PORT EXTENDS DEMURRAGE REDUCTION05/23/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE 05/22/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/20/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - BIO DIESEL STORY INCLUDED05/19/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/16/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/15/2008 Normal
Daily Update - NUCOR HAS NEW CONTRACT WITH DUFERCO05/14/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/13/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/12/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE - Port of Charleston doing brisk business in exports05/08/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/07/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/06/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/05/2008 Normal
DAILY UPDATE05/02/2008 Normal
Daily Update05/01/2008 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:DAILY UPDATE
Date:Thursday, May 15, 2008
Priority:Normal
Notice:
URGENT INFORMATION: None

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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 of 38’00 if LOA is less than 650’; Max draft of
36’00 if LOA is 650’00 or greater
Kinder Morgan – berth 1 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 2 - 40'00
Kinder Morgan - berth 3 - TBA
berth 4 – Max draft 39’00, tide needed for anything deeper than 36’00
BP - TBA
Wando Terminal – Max draft 46’00 – Max BM 187’00
North Charleston Terminal – Max 42’00 – Max BM 187’00
CST – Max draft 47’00 – Max BM 187’00

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


VESSEL TRAFFIC: (PER PILOTS, AS OF 1015/15)
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HESS - SURFER ROSA - IN, ETS 15/1500

KMI - SEAVENTURE ETA 15/1500, ETS 16/1500
- STENA PRIMORSK - ETA 20/0200

BP - T/B 650-4 - ETA 19/2300, ETS AM/21

NO OTHER TANKER/BULK TRAFFIC REPORTED

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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.

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NEWS ARTICLES: (5/14) Steelmaker Nucor forms venture to make beams

CHARLOTTE — Nucor Corp. is forming a joint venture with Italy's Duferco SA
to produce steel beams that will be sold in Europe and North Africa.

The steel maker said Tuesday it will pay about $658 million for a half
stake in Duferdofin-Nucor S.r.l. Nucor, which has a mill in Berkeley
County, and expects the deal to close in the third quarter.


CURRENT ISSUES: 05/15 - 1930 - CHARLESTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
05/20 - 1800 - RECEPTION ON THE DOCK - SPIRIT OF SOUTH CAROLINA

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
05/27 - 0900 - VA. PORT AUTHORITY MEETING, NORFOLK
06/03 - 1930 - CHARLESTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
06/03-05 - GPA CONFERENCE "SHIFTING TRADE LANES", HYATT, SAVANNAH, GA
06/17 - 1930 - CHARLESTON CITY COUNCIL MEETING
06/26 - TBA - PROPELLOR CLUB ANNUAL CRUISE
2013 - PROPOSED TIME FRAME FOR NEW PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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CURRENT HURRICANE ALERT STATUS - OUT OF SEASON
Seaport Security Alert currently at YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1
Airport Security Alert currently at ORANGE/HIGH

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TIDE INFORMATION:

Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

Th 15 High 5:10 AM 5.0 6:20 AM Set 3:38 AM 76
15 Low 11:28 AM 0.2 8:12 PM Rise 4:28 PM
15 High 5:54 PM 5.6

F 16 Low 12:06 AM 0.5 6:20 AM Set 4:04 AM 84
16 High 5:57 AM 4.9 8:13 PM Rise 5:24 PM
16 Low 12:12 PM 0.2
16 High 6:39 PM 5.8

Sa 17 Low 12:54 AM 0.4 6:19 AM Set 4:31 AM 90
17 High 6:41 AM 4.8 8:13 PM Rise 6:21 PM
17 Low 12:53 PM 0.2
17 High 7:21 PM 5.9

Su 18 Low 1:39 AM 0.3 6:18 AM Set 5:02 AM 95
18 High 7:24 AM 4.8 8:14 PM Rise 7:19 PM
18 Low 1:32 PM 0.2
18 High 8:01 PM 6.0

M 19 Low 2:21 AM 0.3 6:18 AM Set 5:36 AM 98
19 High 8:05 AM 4.7 8:15 PM Rise 8:17 PM
19 Low 2:09 PM 0.2
19 High 8:40 PM 6.0

Tu 20 Low 3:01 AM 0.3 6:17 AM Set 6:15 AM 99
20 High 8:45 AM 4.6 8:15 PM Rise 9:14 PM
20 Low 2:46 PM 0.3
20 High 9:17 PM 5.9

W 21 Low 3:40 AM 0.4 6:17 AM Set 6:59 AM 99
21 High 9:24 AM 4.6 8:16 PM Rise 10:08 PM
21 Low 3:21 PM 0.4
21 High 9:54 PM 5.7

Th 22 Low 4:18 AM 0.5 6:16 AM Set 7:50 AM 97
22 High 10:02 AM 4.5 8:17 PM Rise 10:57 PM
22 Low 3:58 PM 0.5
22 High 10:30 PM 5.6

F 23 Low 4:56 AM 0.6 6:16 AM Set 8:45 AM 93
23 High 10:39 AM 4.4 8:17 PM Rise 11:41 PM
23 Low 4:35 PM 0.6
23 High 11:07 PM 5.5

Sa 24 Low 5:35 AM 0.6 6:15 AM Set 9:43 AM 87
24 High 11:19 AM 4.4 8:18 PM
24 Low 5:16 PM 0.7
24 High 11:45 PM 5.4

Su 25 Low 6:16 AM 0.6 6:15 AM Rise 12:19 AM 80
25 High 12:02 PM 4.4 8:19 PM Set 10:42 AM
25 Low 6:02 PM 0.8

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MARINE WEATHER:

WATERS FROM SOUTH SANTEE RIVER TO EDISTO BEACH SC OUT 20 NM-
401 AM EDT THU MAY 15 2008

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT


TODAY
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING S 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS
2 TO 4 FT.

TONIGHT
S WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
EVENING...THEN DIMINISHING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE. SEAS 3 TO 4
FT...BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FT AFTER MIDNIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND TSTMS.

FRI
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT...INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. SEAS 4 TO 6 FT. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND TSTMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.

FRI NIGHT
SW WINDS 20 TO 25 KT...BECOMING NW AFTER
MIDNIGHT...THEN DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS 4 TO 6
FT...SUBSIDING TO 3 TO 4 FT LATE. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS
IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS AFTER
MIDNIGHT.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...BECOMING SW IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS
3 TO 4 FT... SUBSIDING TO 2 TO 3 FT IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

SUN
SW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT.

MON
SW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 1 TO 2 FT.

MARINERS ARE REMINDED THAT WINDS AND SEAS CAN BE HIGHER IN AND
NEAR TSTMS.
Notice posted on Thursday, May 15, 2008

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.