Marine Safety Information Bulletin 04-17
On March 10, 2017, Marcol Dredging will commence operations on the 26th Street Canal located on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (Mile Marker 457) at Isle of Palms. The dredge CAPTAIN LEO will continue operations on a 24 hour per day, 7 days per week basis until approximately April 2, 2017. Mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area.
For on-scene communications, mariners are advised to contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at 843-740-3188 or the 24-hour Command Center Line at 843-740-7050.
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MASC News & Notes
Roads Bill Left to Senate (CRBJ)
South Carolina's $2.3B Port Expansion Plan (MSN)
Little Time for Reflection as Chas Ports Agency Celebrates 75th Anniversary (P&C)
Gas Tax Increase to Pay for Road Fixes Approved by SC House (P&C)
Port Plans Mitigation Bank on Daniel Island (CRBJ)
Volvo's Manuf. Plant, Worker Training Center Advancing in Berkeley County (P&C)
City to Hold Public Meetings about Steel Mill Site (SouthStrand)
Business Leaders Back Roads Proposal Bill (CBR)
ILA President Urges Members Not to Shut Ports Down (American Shipper)
ILA Leader Stalls Planned Work Shutdown (WSJ)
ILA Calls Off Work Stoppage (P&C)
Georgia, Virginia Port Authorities File Agreement with FMC (American Shipper)
Feds Offer Tips on Port Productivity (American Shipper)
US Commissioner Calls for Carrier Alliance Safeguards (Port Technology)
Double-Digit Growth for US Ports (Port Technology)
Regional US LTL Truckers Outpace Larger Competitors (JOC)
Carriers: US Demurrage-Detention Proposal Could Add Congestion (JOC)
NY/NJ Plans Dockside Improvements (Lloyd’sList)
Agencies Map Out New Look for Ga. 25, Garden City Terminal (SavNow)
This Stinky Fruit Lover Tried to Invade America via Savannah’s Port (SavNow)
Daggett Urges ILA Members to Avoid Work Stoppage (JOC)
Low-Sulfur Fuel Rule Could Cost Carriers $60B (JOC)
More Carrier Consolidation Coming (JOC)
Rising Fuel Prices Squeezing Shippers and Carriers (JOC)
Infographic: New Alliances’ Asian Trade Impact (Port Technology)
Top 10 Biggest Container Ships (Port Technology)
Ocean Overcapacity to Continue Pricing Pressure (JOC)
Maersk to Become ‘Integrator of Global Shipping’ (Port Technology)
Large Losses in Mega-Ship Value (Port Technology)
Drewry: Terminal Ownership Affecting Alliance Networks Less (JOC)
Trans-Pacific Contract Talks to Test Carrier Rate Discipline (JOC)
Seaspan Records $139M Loss in 2016 (American Shipper)
Alliances Clash with Terminal Interests (Port Technology)
Maersk: Signing Trans-Pac Contracts at Higher Rates (JOC)
3D Container Cargo Inspection Developed (Port Technology)
Creditors Seek Massive Recoup on Containers (Port Technology)
Containership Orders at an All-Time Low (Lloyd’sList)
FAST Act Addendeum (CMTS)
Complying with US Export Controls (SCTrade)
2017 National Transportation Week Banquet May 2 (CRBJ)
NOAA Invites Public Comment on National Charting Plan (NOAA)
Complying with U.S. Export Controls
Are you in compliance?
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
124 Verdae Blvd, Suite 202 Greenville, SC 29607
5th Floor Conference Room
This one-day workshop will be led by experienced export policy specialists that will provide professional counseling and an in-depth examination of the Export Administrations Regulation (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods.
What will be covered?
Who is this program for?
Companies who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.
Date- March 22, 2017
Time - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Contact Shannon Christenbury with the U.S. Commercial Service, firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-250-8429.
Space is limited! Please RSVP by March 17.
ACTION ALERT from SCFOR: Today Could Be The Day
Your lawmakers need to hear from you.
Today, the South Carolina House of Representatives are set to begin debating H.3516, a real plan to fix our crumbling roads and bridges.
Powerful out-of-state special interests who don’t care about our roads are trying to block a roads plan from passing.
That's why we need you stand with us in the fight to #FIXSCROADS. Tell your legislator that you support H.3516 and safe roads for South Carolina!
MARINE SAFETY INFORMATION BULLETIN (MSIB 02-17)
Manson Dredging has completed dredging operations in the Charleston Harbor Entrance Channel, Charleston Harbor, SC. However, mariners should note the entrance channel buoys identified below will remain temporarily located approximately 30 yards outside of the channel from their original assigned position. All buoys are expected be returned to their normal assigned position in July 2017.
Aid Name Light List #:
Channel Lighted Buoy 13 2400.2
Channel Lighted Buoy 14 2400.5
Channel Lighted Buoy 15 2405
Channel Lighted Buoy 16 2410
Channel Lighted Buoy 17 2415
Channel Lighted Bell Buoy 18 2420
For further information, contact U.S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at: (843) 740-3188 or our 24-hour Command Center Line at (843) 740-7050.
MASC News & Notes
MASC Holds Annual Gala (CRBJ)
Business Community: Raise Gas Tax for Economic Development (P&C)
Carver Cos. Expanding North Chas Operations (CRBJ)
Greek Tanker Engineer Guilty of Pollution Chas Fed Court (P&C)
State Tourism Rises to $20.2B Industry (GSABusiness)
Rival Groups Readying for Gas Tax Showdown (TheState)
Kevlar Plant in Berkeley County to Close After Just Six Years (SCRN)
Union Leader Calling for Work Stoppage at Port of Chas, Others (P&C)
US Importers still in the Dark on New Alliance Details (JOC)
Ocean Alliance Provides New Update of East-West Network (JOC)
Virginia to Host Mega-Ships by 2020? (PortTech)
Truckload Rate Decline Hits 11-Month Mark in January (AmeShip)
Intermodal Rates Record Biggest Jump since 2014 (AmeShip)
US Shippers Seek Truck Rate Deals now before Potential Spike (JOC)
Stronger US Trade Sets Stage for Trans-Pac Contracting (JOC)
US Grid Can Handle More Offshore Wind Power (MarExec)
APM Terminals $200M Investment to Bring Megaships to Port of NY/NJ (gCaptain)
US Union Calls for Nationwide Port Shutdown (PortTech)
ILA Planning One-day Shutdown, March on Washington (JOC)
Longshore Union Calls for East Coast Port Shutdown (MarExec)
ILA Employers Say Strike Would Violate Master Contract (SCD)
US Importers, Exporters Urge ILA to Avoid Shutdown (JOC)
Maersk Closes in on Hamburg Süd Deal (PortTech)
Mega-Alliances Causing Concerns (PortTech)
Breakbulk Carriers Consolidate in Soft Market (JOC)
PEMA Discusses Mega-Ship and Alliance Impacts (PortTech)
ICS Chairman Sets IMO CO2 Challenge (Portech)
Hanjin Debt Repayment Close to Zero (PortTech)
HMM Acquires Hanjin Terminals (PortTech)
UPS Updates Financial Outlook, Objectives through 2019 (AmeShip)
Death of an Ocean Carrier (AmeShip)
Managing Rates Costs Forwarders $500M Annually (JOC)
WTO Trade Deal to Make Cross-Border Shipping Easier (JOC)
Terminals Face Pricing Pressure from Low Growth (JOC)
Rosy Start to Year Has Carriers Optimistic (JOC)
No More Hiding at Sea (MarExec)
Steel Cut for First LNG Cruise Ship (MarExec)
Carnival’s China JV to Order First Cruise Ships to Be Built in China (gCaptain)
SCPA Export Window Policy (SCPA)
Panama Canal - Shipping Advisory (PanCanal)
MSIB 02-17 (USCG)
Navy League Charleston Lunch
Propeller Club of Charleston Oyster Roast
We are pleased to welcome the newest (and largest) tug to Charleston's McAllister Fleet, the Jeffrey McAllister. The maritime community gathered together on Saturday, February 11 to participate in a christening ceremony in honor of the Jeffrey.
Pictured above is the tug's namesake, Jeffrey McAllister.
North Atlantic Right Whale Recovery Plan
The next Public Forum of the Southeast U.S. Implementation Team (SEIT) will take place from 9am - 5pm on April 12th 2017 at the GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The intention of the Forum is to involve stakeholders in implementation of the North Atlantic Right Whale Recovery Plan, to identify partnerships that can help address priority conservation needs, and to efficiently identify key emerging conservation issues.
Southeast U.S. Implementation Team (SEIT) Public Forum
North Atlantic Right Whale Recovery Plan
April 12, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR)
Ponte Vedra, FL
Navy League Charleston
Navy League Charleston is pleased and proud to inform and invite you to join us for lunch on Tuesday, 7 March 2017 when we recognize and celebrate the 2017 Sea Services Persons of the Year from the Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Navy commands resident here in the Low Country. As elsewhere in our culture and community, be it a sports championship, the Oscars, the Grammies, and other ‘Best of the Best’ events, this year’s recipients are those standing tallest, so to speak, in their respective command for this past year of service in uniform!
Please consider joining us as we honor these women and men assigned and attached to the Sea Service commands here in ‘our’ community. Lunch will begin at 11:30am, and the actual recognition activities will commence at about noon.
And as always - arrive curious and hungry - leave informed . . . and full!!!
DETAILS (CLICK FOR PRINTABLE INVITATION):
The Charleston Council, Navy League of the United States
2017 Low Country Sea Services Persons of the Year celebration
Tuesday, March 7 2017
11:30am – 1:00pm
Embassy Suites & Convention Center, 5055 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC
Cost (pay at the door): All uniformed military $15.00
All Sea Service Commands Ombudsman $15.00
Navy League Members $20.00
Members of Aligned Sea Services Organizations 20.00 * see list below
All others $25.00
*Aligned Organizations include the Low Country elements of AFA, AOC, AUSA, ESGR, FRA, LCOA, CWOA, NOUS, NSL, RINK, SNA, and USNA AA
Take advantage of our special new membership offer to join Navy League for $40
and enjoy member pricing at future lunches for the next 12 months!!!
Please RSVP soon to …email@example.com
You can also RSVP by text or voicemail to (843) 693-0794; please remember to give your name
Lunches always begin at 11:30am and we always try to conclude by 1:00pm.
Propeller Club of Charleston Oyster Roast
Bring your spouse, customers, co-workers & friends down to the waterfront for the Propeller Club's annual oyster roast.
2017 OYSTER ROAST
Thursday, March 9
Pilots Station, 6 Concord Street, Charleston, SC
Only $25 per person for Members & Guests
Includes Everything: Oysters, hot dogs, Chili, beer, wine, soda
RSVP by mailing in THIS FORM or REGISTER ONLINE on the events page by March 8. Advance payment required. Online registration will close after March 8.