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Subject:CHARLESTON SC DAILY PORT UPDATE
Date:Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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:

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 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

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VESSEL TRAFFIC:

KMI1 - GADWALL - ETA 0930/18TH

KMI4 - 1/18 – NARVIA
1/18 – BARGE HUGH
1/20 – CHEMTRANS OSTE
1/22 - SITEAM DISCOVERER
1/23 – BOW ANDINO


HESS - AS LIGURIA - IN ETD 0900/18TH

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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:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2012

Business Up at South Carolina Ports in 2011,
Charleston Harbor Deepening Advances

Charleston, SC - The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) closed calendar
year 2011 with volume increases across business segments, concluding a year
highlighted by progress on the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project, record
big ship traffic and the completion of major capital improvements.

In results announced today at the SCPA's regular meeting, December saw a
slight increase in Charleston's box volume, with a 2.4 percent uptick in
container traffic. Charleston handled 109,472 20-foot equivalent units
(TEUs) last month, compared to 106,866 TEUs in December 2010. Despite
continued weakness in the economy, container volume for calendar year 2011
was up 1.2 percent from 2010.

Midway through the fiscal year that began July 1, container traffic is off
slightly, with volume down less than one-third of one percent from the same
six-month period last year.

"We are continuing to experience a flat economic environment here in the
U.S.," said Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the SCPA. Industry analysts
predict continued weakness in retail imports until spring while exports,
particularly agricultural products, are expected to grow throughout 2012.

Breakbulk pier tonnage in Charleston and Georgetown was up 26.8 percent in
December and up 54.9 percent in calendar 2011 over 2010 figures.

In the fiscal year to date (July through December), total breakbulk at the
two ports was up 59.2 percent. Charleston's non-container tonnage rose 21.5
percent in the first six months of the fiscal year (from 339,693 tons last
year to 412,847 tons in FY12), while tonnage at the Port of Georgetown has
grown more than threefold. Georgetown handled 268,147 pier tons in FY12 to
date, up from 88,175 tons in the same period of FY11.

"Our sales team has made great strides to further diversify our business,
including growing the non-container side," said Newsome. "And we are
continuing to be creative and aggressive to increase business opportunities
in the Port of Georgetown."

In addition, last year saw several advancements with the Charleston
Post-45-Foot Harbor Deepening Project, currently in the feasibility phase.
The Corps of Engineers and the SCPA are cost-sharing the feasibility study,
with a commitment from the Corps' South Atlantic Division to get to the
construction phase as soon as practical. Meanwhile, big ship traffic in the
port increased in 2011, including the first call by a 9,200-TEU ship in
July. Each week, Charleston handles four post-Panamax vessel calls.

"There is no greater priority for our port than the harbor deepening
project," Newsome stated. "The Southeast region needs a true post-Panamax
port to handle trade demand and the size of ships calling the East Coast in
the years ahead, and Charleston is poised to be that port."

Also at the meeting the SCPA Board approved projects totaling $5.2 million
in capital improvements, including construction of a new, $3.05-million,
100,000-square-foot warehouse at Columbus Street Terminal to serve growing
customer demand. This comes on the heels of major investments totaling $23
million to improve the terminal. Columbus Street Terminal serves the Port
of Charleston's non-container segment, including BMWs manufactured in the
South Carolina Upstate.

The automaker announced last week that the facility located in Greer, S.C.
will add the X4 production while increasing the plant's capacity to 300,000
vehicles annually. About 70 percent of the plant's production last year was
exported.

About the South Carolina Ports Authority
The South Carolina State 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 $50 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 www.scspa.com.


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CURRENT ISSUES:
1/19/12 – 1200 – PROP CLUB LUNCH

FUTURE/ONGOING ISSUES:
1/26/12 - 0815 - NAV OPS MEETING
2/10/12 - ANNUAL PORT MEETING
2/16/12 – PROP CLUB OYSTER ROAST
3/15/12 – 1200 – PROP CLUB LUNCH
4/19/12 - TBA – PROP DINNER

2018 - ETA FOR NEW CHARLESTON PORT TERMINAL TO BE COMPLETED

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SECURITY LEVEL: MARSEC 1
CURRENT HURRICANE STATUS - 5 / OFF SEASON

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Tides for Charleston (Customhouse Wharf) starting with July 21, 2011.
Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
/Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

W 18 High 3:11 AM 5.6 7:22 AM Rise 2:48 AM 33
18 Low 9:32 AM 0.1 5:39 PM Set 1:18 PM
18 High 3:18 PM 4.7
18 Low 9:41 PM -0.4

Th 19 High 4:17 AM 5.7 7:21 AM Rise 3:53 AM 23
19 Low 10:35 AM -0.1 5:40 PM Set 2:14 PM
19 High 4:24 PM 4.8
19 Low 10:43 PM -0.5

F 20 High 5:19 AM 5.9 7:21 AM Rise 4:53 AM 14
20 Low 11:34 AM -0.3 5:41 PM Set 3:14 PM
20 High 5:26 PM 4.9
20 Low 11:41 PM -0.7

Sa 21 High 6:15 AM 6.1 7:21 AM Rise 5:48 AM 7
21 Low 12:27 PM -0.5 5:41 PM Set 4:17 PM
21 High 6:22 PM 5.1

Su 22 Low 12:36 AM -0.8 7:20 AM Rise 6:36 AM 2
22 High 7:06 AM 6.2 5:42 PM Set 5:22 PM
22 Low 1:17 PM -0.6
22 High 7:14 PM 5.2

M 23 Low 1:26 AM -0.8 7:20 AM Rise 7:18 AM 0
23 High 7:54 AM 6.1 5:43 PM Set 6:25 PM
23 Low 2:03 PM -0.7
23 High 8:02 PM 5.3

Tu 24 Low 2:14 AM -0.8 7:19 AM Rise 7:55 AM 0
24 High 8:37 AM 6.0 5:44 PM Set 7:26 PM
24 Low 2:47 PM -0.6
24 High 8:47 PM 5.3

W 25 Low 2:59 AM -0.6 7:19 AM Rise 8:28 AM 2
25 High 9:19 AM 5.8 5:45 PM Set 8:24 PM
25 Low 3:28 PM -0.5
25 High 9:29 PM 5.2

Th 26 Low 3:43 AM -0.3 7:18 AM Rise 9:00 AM 7
26 High 9:58 AM 5.5 5:46 PM Set 9:21 PM
26 Low 4:08 PM -0.3
26 High 10:11 PM 5.1

F 27 Low 4:26 AM 0.0 7:18 AM Rise 9:30 AM 13
27 High 10:37 AM 5.1 5:47 PM Set 10:17 PM
27 Low 4:47 PM -0.1
27 High 10:52 PM 5.0

Sa 28 Low 5:09 AM 0.3 7:17 AM Rise 10:00 AM 20
28 High 11:17 AM 4.8 5:48 PM Set 11:11 PM
28 Low 5:26 PM 0.1
28 High 11:35 PM 4.9

Su 29 Low 5:54 AM 0.6 7:17 AM Rise 10:32 AM 28
29 High 11:59 AM 4.5 5:49 PM
29 Low 6:06 PM 0.3

M 30 High 12:21 AM 4.8 7:16 AM Set 12:06 AM 37
30 Low 6:43 AM 0.9 5:50 PM Rise 11:06 AM
30 High 12:46 PM 4.3
30 Low 6:51 PM 0.4

Tu 31 High 1:12 AM 4.7 7:15 AM Set 1:01 AM 47
31 Low 7:37 AM 1.0 5:51 PM Rise 11:43 AM
31 High 1:38 PM 4.1
31 Low 7:42 PM 0.5

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OFFSHORE FORECAST

Synopsis...A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE WATERS TODAY. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL THEN BUILD FROM THE WEST AND WILL PREVAIL THROUGH LATE WEEK. ANOTHER
COLD FRONT WILL AFFECT THE WATERS THIS WEEKEND.
Today...SW winds 15 to 20 kt...becoming NW 15 kt late this morning...then
becoming N 10 to 15 kt this afternoon. Seas 3 to 4 ft. Scattered showers
this morning...then isolated showers this afternoon.

Tonight...N winds 10 to 15 kt...becoming NE 5 to 10 kt after midnight. Seas
2 to 4 ft.

Thu...E winds 5 to 10 kt...becoming SE in the afternoon. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Thu Night...SW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Fri Night...S winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sat...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Sat Night...SW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft. A slight chance of showers.

Sun...W winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.

Sun Night...SW winds 5 to 10 kt. Seas 2 to 3 ft.
Notice posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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.