526 Update 5: WWT & NCT Gate Advisory
The S.C. Department of Transportation has announced that the repaired westbound lanes of the I-526 bridge over the Wando River will reopen tomorrow, Saturday, June 2, more than a week ahead of schedule. However, extended gate hours at the Port of Charleston will continue for another week in order to keep freight moving as efficiently as possible and to clear any potential backlog.
WWT & NCT Container Gate Hours
Monday, June 4th - Friday, June 8th
Full gate operations 0300 - 1700 (last truck in the gate by 1700).
Reefer hours 0500 - 1630.
Saturday, June 9th
Full gate operations 0600 - 1700 (last truck in the gate by 1630).
Reefer hours at WWT 0800 - 1200.
Information on gates beyond June 9 will be provided as it becomes available.
Thanks for your business with the South Carolina Ports Authority and thanks for your patience over the last few weeks.
NOMINATIONS ACCEPTED NO LATER THAN MAY 25, 2018
This is a request and call for nominations on behalf of NOAA's Hydrographic Services Review Panel (HSRP). NOAA and Rear Admiral Shepard Smith, the Designated Federal Officer, and the Director, Office of Coast Survey, and NOAA seek 5 new (and /or renewing) members for a four year term that starts January 1, 2019, and runs through 2022.
If you have a very well qualified recommendation for an HSRP nomination for 2019, can you please share this information and encourage their nomination? NOAA is accepting nominations on a rolling basis at any time and no later than May 25, 2018. If selected, the term starts January 1, 2019. There are 2 public meetings each year as well as informational administrative meetings monthly. The Federal Register Notice (FRN) with information and instructions about how to apply, including a list of short answer questions, is attached and at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/14/2018-02969/hydrographic-services-review-panel . The nominee should make sure to satisfy the 5 questions and to submit a complete application with a short bio of no more than 350 words.
The NOAA Administrator seeks and encourages individuals with expertise in marine navigation and technology, port administration, marine shipping or other intermodal transportation industries, cartography and geographic information systems, geodesy, physical oceanography, coastal resource management, including coastal preparedness and emergency response, and other related fields.
To apply for membership on the Panel, nominees are requested to submit the following five items and respond to five questions. The entire package should be a maximum length of eight pages or fewer. NOAA is an equal opportunity employer.
1) A cover letter that responds to the five questions listed below and serves as a statement of interest to serve on the panel. Please see “Short Response Questions” below.
2) Highlight the nominee’s specific area(s) of expertise relevant to the purpose of the Panel from the list in the Federal Register Notice.
3) A current resume.
4) A short biography of no more than 350 words.
5) The nominee’s full name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, email, phone, fax and contact information.
Short Response Questions:
1) List the area(s) of expertise, as listed above, which you would best represent on this Panel.
2) List the geographic region(s) of the country with which you primarily associate your expertise.
3) Describe your leadership or professional experiences which you believe will contribute to the effectiveness of this panel.
4) Describe your familiarity and experience with NOAA navigation data, products, and services.
5) Generally describe the breadth and scope of stakeholders, users, or other groups whose views and input you believe you can share with the panel.
The nominee will receive an acknowledgement response after submitting the package. I am happy to answer questions or chat with possible candidates on the process, timing, and requirements. The process can take 6 months or more from the closing date of May 25 and applicants can expect to hear back in Fall 2018.
SC Logistics Invitation: Industry Forum
Come learn about industry updates, cutting edge robotics to reinforce security, innovative software along with IT management, and much more at our May Industry Forum. Come learn and network with peers from the logistics community.
This event will be held at 1:30 PM at the International Lonshoremen's Association (1142 Morrison Drive, Charleston, SC 29403). This industry forum will be packed with great information that you won't want to miss.
I look forward to seeing you on May 17!
Director of Logistics Industry Initiatives
Maritime Memorial Day will be held at 12:00 Noon on board the Yorktown at Patriots Point on November 2nd.
This is a ceremony to honor all of the individuals who have helped to make the Charleston Waterfront Community what it is today. A caring group of individuals who continue work hard, care for their families and grease the wheels of commerce throughout the state of South Carolina as well as much of the United States.
Please email me a list of all of your organizations members who have passed away since October 1 of last year. If you can also provide an address we will try to notify the families of the service also.
Please plan to attend and have someone from your organization attend.
Lists of names should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For urgent answers to any questions call me at 843 442 1363.
Who Are We?
ServisFirst Bank is a commercial bank with an organizational structure tailored to provide banking services to clients with local decision making and service that is second to none.
What regions do you serve?
ServisFirst Bank is client centered and through this we provide banking services to local clients, whether their depository and financing needs are in the Charleston tri-county area or most any state in the continental US. We use the latest banking technology to conveniently deliver these banking services to clients regardless of their location.
What is one thing our members may not know about you?
We have a very flat organizational structure. Our clients & prospects are dealing with the decision makers every day.”
What are you most proud of?
We are proud of the relationships we have built with our clients over the years and are pleased that the corporate structure of ServisFirst Bank allows us to continually meet our client’s banking needs with personal service and decisions made locally; not by someone in another city or state who only looks at numbers.
It is the perfect time to get started on studying for the October 2017 Customs Broker Exam! This is a great opportunity to ensure you are prepared for the exam or just get refreshed on Customs Compliance Rules and Regulations!!
Integrity International Trade Consulting is offering a 1-Day Customs Broker Exam Training that provides students with the tools necessary to effectively prepare for the Customs Broker Exam. More than a basic review, this course offers a thorough overview of the Customs Federal Regulations and Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, focusing on three key topics found on past exams, that are essential to passing the exam.
· Free Trade Agreements
· Classification of Merchandise
· Valuation of Merchandise
**Prior exams will also be employed to help students formulate and practice test-taking strategies, the instructor will provide guidance as to how to best utilize the allotted exam time, and how to tab your HTS**
DATE- July 22, 2017
The 1-Day Training will be on Saturday from 8:30-4:30 p.m.
If you are interested in a private lesson, we can provide it to you at $50/hr.
Please let me know if you are interested so I can email you a registration form!!!
Feel free to contact me any time if you have any questions! Kelli R. Thompson LCB, CCS
The maritime community is joining together to support The Sustainability Institute in their urgent need to find the funding necessary to continue their workforce training program. The ECC program trains both veterans and young adults facing barriers and might have been previously incarcerated or homeless with an opportunity to retool their skills and find employment success. The program has a 94% job placement rate.
Please read more about this initiative and consider supporting this important cause.
The Sustainability Institute
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Propeller Club Event: End of the Year Fish Fry
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Charleston Maritime Center
10 Wharfside Street, St. Charleston, SC 29401
$35 for Members and Guests
Join us for our end of the year event. Enjoy a beautiful view of Charleston Harbor, great food and wonderful company. Jamie Westendorff of Charleston Outdoor Catering will be serving up his Fish Fry, fried chicken, several sides and soda, beer and wine. Bring your significant other, customers, friends and business associates.
Please cut, return and mail the bottom reservation form with check by June 6th, or register on line with PayPal or credit card at www.propellerclubchs.com. No online reservations will be taken after June 7th.. For questions contact Gitta Wombwell at email@example.com or 843 412-2699.