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  • Monday, May 20, 2019 3:31 PM | Anna Thies

    The Coast Guard has received a report of shoaling in the federal channel at Murrells Inlet. The Shoaling was reported at the GPS position 33-31.934N 079-02.124W. Vessels are advised to transit the area with caution.

    This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston. For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 740-3184 or the Sector's 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 3:29 PM | Anna Thies

    CLIENT ADVISORY:

    Memorial Day Gates

    CHARLESTON CONTAINER TERMINALS

    Truck gates at Charleston's container terminals will be OPEN on Monday, May 27th, 2019 from 0600 - 1800.

    Dual Missions (Empties, Dry Loads, and Chassis) must be Interchanged by 1630.

    Please check with your Ocean Carrier if they will be offering reefer service.

    CHARLESTON BREAKBULK / RO-RO TERMINALS

    Gates at Charleston's Columbus Street, Union Pier and Veterans Terminals will be CLOSED May 27th, 2019 except for those clients who have arranged to have labor for a holiday gate.

    Breakbulk operations at North Charleston Terminal and the Wando Welch Terminal Warehouse will be CLOSED May 27th, 2019.

    INLAND PORT GREER

    OPEN May 27th, 2019

    Normal Hours

    INLAND PORT DILLON

    OPEN May 27th, 2019

    Normal Hours 0600-1800

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:16 AM | Anna Thies

    Interview and Interrogation for Drug Investigations *

    *This course is formerly known as Interview and Interrogation**

    Where: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office 3691 Leeds Ave North Charleston, SC 29405

    When: June 24-28, 2019, 8:30-5:00 (40 hours)

    Registration

     This course is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel. Tuition and Fees There is no cost to attend this training.

    Course Description

    Many organizations manufacturing and distributing illicit narcotics within the United States are specially trained to evade and deceive law enforcement officers when questioned. Gathering information from the lowest level dealer and then turning the information into action is the most effective means of infiltrating higher levels of drug networks and is successful in curbing the flow of drugs. Gathering accurate and predictive information through interviews and interrogations increases the success rates of identifying new targets and prosecution. This course is designed to enable federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement professionals to enhance their ability to gain information and determine the truth about illicit narcotics activity through the interview and interrogation process. It teaches specialized skills that enable detection of deception through non-verbal and verbal communication with both theory and practical application.

    Topics Included

    · Personality typology theme development

    · Competitive examination (exercise)

    · Gathering data · Detecting deception

    · Systematic interviewing

    · The interrogation process

    · Formulation and types of questions

    · Body language for the interrogator

    · Effective use of territory and zones

    Course Length Interview and Interrogation for Drug Investigations is a 5-day (40 hour) course. Prerequisites There are no prerequisites to attend this course. Please register at www.achidta.org upcoming training

    Questions can be directed to Training Coordinator Buck Smith at 470-261-0410 or e-mail bsmith@achidta.org


  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:53 AM | Anna Thies

    The SR 171/700 (Wappoo Cut) drawbridge across the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway will remain closed to navigation including tugs and tugs with tows, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:29 a.m. and 3:31 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday June 2, 2019 to facilitate the U.S. Golf Association event. Vessels that can pass without an opening may do so at any time. Public vessels of the United States and vessels in distress shall be passed at any time.

    This MSIB can be viewed at https://homeport.uscg.mil/port-directory/charleston. For questions or concerns regarding this MSIB, please contact Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 740-3184 or the Sector's 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.


  • Monday, May 13, 2019 4:33 PM | Anna Thies

    Did you know the SCITC offers scholarships to both high school and college students? Award amounts range from $1,500 to $2,500 each. The scholarship application deadline is May 31, 2019. The winners will be announced by June 30, 2019. Please check out the scholarships below and apply today!

    Student Scholarships

    The Margaret A. Patrick & W. Don Welch International Trade Scholarships 

    *College Students*

    ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

    Each year, the S.C. International Trade Conference presents scholarships to students in memory of Mrs. Margaret A. Patrick, who was instrumental in the development of the Trade Conference and its outstanding support of transportation education, and in memory of W. Don Welch, the former executive director of the South Carolina State Ports Authority. In 2018, five scholarships were awarded, ranging from $1,500 to $2,500.

     An applicant must be a currently enrolled at a college or university with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Applicants must also be either: (1) a S.C. resident attending any college or university (2) attending any South Carolina college or university regardless of residency (3) major study as International Trade, Supply Chain Management or Business Degree.

     The selection and ranking criteria, in order of importance, are:

    ·    Proven interest or experience in International Trade, Supply Chain Management or Business related area, to include work or volunteer experience;

    ·    Current academic standing and performance (must be a rising junior or senior with a minimum overall GPA)

    ·    Narrative and letter of recommendation; and

    ·    Honors and extracurricular activities.

    Beyond this scholarship offer, students are also invited to attend the Conference’s daily business sessions at no charge. These sessions are planned to be held at the Gaillard Convention Center, Downtown Charleston. Each session will be led by professionals who are confronted daily by a variety of international trade and logistics issues. 

    If you have questions about this scholarship, please contact Jill Simmons atSCITCscholarship@gmail.com

    The Harry J. Wamboldt Scholarship in Manufacturing, Engineering & Science

    *High School Students*

    ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP 

    Each year, the S.C. International Trade Conference presents scholarships to students in memory of Harry J. Wamboldt, who was instrumental in helping the growth of international manufacturing in South Carolina. Harry served on many non-profit boards in the low country as well as statewide. In 2017, three scholarships for $1,500 each were awarded to three outstanding high school seniors.

    An applicant must be a 2019 graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA in high school. In addition, applicants must also be: (1) a South Carolina resident (2) planning to attend an accredited college or university to study Business, International Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Engineering or Science.

    The selection and ranking criteria, in order of importance, are:

    ·    Current academic standing and performance (must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA);

    ·    Demonstrated interest in Business, International Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Engineering and/or Science;

    ·    Narrative and letter of recommendation; and

    ·    Honors and extracurricular activities.

    If you have questions about this scholarship, please contact Jill Simmons atSCITCscholarship@gmail.com.


  • Monday, May 06, 2019 1:46 PM | Anna Thies


    USI INSURANCE SERVICES

    A brief summary of your services will tell us...

    USI Insurance Services is the nations’ largest privately held commercial P&C insurance broker. In 2017 USI acquired Wells Fargo Insurance Services, which included the office in West Ashely.

    Specializing in the middle market, USI offers customized protection that benefits your bottom line. We offer practical, cost-effective risk management solutions. Thanks to our extensive knowledge and experience in many different industries, we can often identify risks and develop strategies that other property and casualty brokers may not have considered. We can help you protect your assets, lower your exposure to liability, and help improve your company’s financial position – all while reducing time spent handling insurance matters. Our Marine Practice Group focuses on mitigating exposures related to vessels, ports, cargo, contamination, warehousing, workers compensation, and more.

    What regions do you serve?

    Our Charleston office can service accounts throughout the southeast. We have over 30 insurance and employee benefit professionals staffed with an average tenure of 20+ years.

    What might surprise me about USI?

    Our Charleston office’s door first opened in 1868. Since then there have been many acquisitions and names (including Heffron Ingle McDowell & Cooper, Palmer and Cay, Wachovia, Wells Fargo), and our office has grown commensurately over the years. The USI name may be new, but our office and the professionals who staff it have been in the marketplace for many years, and we have had the good fortune to insure many of the largest and well known businesses in the Lowcountry.

    Contact Info...

    Please contact Charlie Frizzell at either 843-364-1660 or Charles.frizzell@usi.com


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