MARITIME ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA
NEWS & NOTES
MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES
On Friday, May 31, 2019, the TS DEL MONTE will be towed (dead ship) through Charleston Harbor from the Charleston Harbor entrance buoy to Detyen's Shipyard, Charleston, SC. The tow is expected to occur between the hours of 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. The tow will be restricted in its ability to maneuver. Vessels operating in the vicinity of the tow should keep clear.
All Mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area. Operators will monitor VHF channel 13 or 16.
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.
Port Growth Means Big Changes for Little St. George (Palmetto Business Daily)
Carnival Sunshine Launches Voyages From Charleston, SC (Cruise Advisor)
Port of Virginia Lays Out Rail Strategy (American Shipper)
Maersk Swings to Loss, Warns Trade Tensions Hitting Shipping Demand (WSJ)
Freight Set to Triple by 2050 (Lloyd’s List)
Zim Increases Revenues (American Shipper)
MSC and CMA CGM Enter Trade Lens Network (Port Tech)
10 Ugly Truths About 21st Century Shipping (GCaptain)
US Coast Guard Warns of Cyberattacks Targeting Merchant Ships (Maritime Exec)
CSX to Increase Train Speeds Along Alabama Georgia Route (Freightwaves)
Railroads Risk Market Share By Charging Shippers Excessive Fees (Freightwaves)
Where is My Freight? (Freightwaves)
Freight Market Shifts Into Lower Gear (WSJ)
Logistics Bottlenecks Hamper Efforts to Produce Less in China (WSJ)
I am a Vender Defender (Supply Chain)
Floods Swamp US Farm Belt (WSJ)
US Considering Expanding Blacklist of Chinese Companies (WSJ)
Spectrum Quartz Launching New Dillon County Operations (SC Commerce)
The Low Country Splash swim event will take place on Saturday June 1, 2019, from 7 a.m. through 10 a.m. on the Wando and Cooper Rivers in Charleston, SC. The racecourse will be located between Patriots Point and the 526 bridge over the Wando River. All persons and vessels are prohibited from entering, transiting through, anchoring in, or remaining within the regulated zone unless authorized by the Captain of the Port or a designated representative. Event representatives will be on scene monitoring VHF channel 68.
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.
Ports Off to Strong 2019 Start, But Concerns Loom Over Trump Tariffs (TT News)
With Ecstacy Gone, Carnival Sunshine to Take Over at Port of Charleston (Live 5)
Container Shipping’s Debt Dilemma Exposed (Lloyd’s List)
Maersk Order 5 2,200 TEU Feederships (SeaTrade)
Hamburg Sud Continues Fleet Expansion (Port Tech)
London Marine Insurers Widen Middle East Threat Zone (GCaptain)
Maersk is Expected to Deliver a Strong First Quarter (Shipping Watch)
Digital Freight Brokers Turn Physical Truck Equipment Pools (WSJ)
Teamsters Oppose Putting 18 year olds in Tractor Trailers (American Shipper)
Trade Momentum Picks Up at US Southern Border (American Shipper)
Logistics Companies Call For Basic Infrastructure Investments (Supply Chain)
Blockchain can Tackle Counterfeits (Supply Chain)
Maersk Doubles Down on Logistics with Integration of Inland Services (Supply Chain)
US Rare Earths Revival Planned Amid Trade Conflict (WSJ)
Trade Disputes are Weakening Future Growth (WSJ)
US Reaches Deal with Canada, Mexico to End Steel and Aluminum Tariffs (WSJ)
A2B Fulfillment Adding New Facility in Edgefield County (SC Commerce)
Children’s Museum in Final Phase of Fund Raising for New Exhibits (Live 5)
The CSX Draw Bridge over the Cooper River in Cordesville, SC is currently out of service due to electrical issues. The bridge is closed to marine traffic and can only be opened manually in cases of emergency. The repairs are expected to be completed by July 21, 2019.
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.
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
INLAND PORT DILLON
Normal Hours 0600-1800
SC Ports Authority Reports 10 Percent Volume Growth (SCPA)
Top 30 US Ports 2019: Trade Tensions Determine Where Cargo Goes Next (Logistics Mgt)
FMC Wants Details on Joint Terminal Ventures (American Shipper)
Houston Ship Channel Reopens After Vessel Collision (Houston Chronicle)
SC Port Authority Continue Growth Pattern (Global Trade)
Inland Port Has Second Highest Monthly Volume (Greer Today)
Konecranes Introduces New Empty Container Solution (Port Tech)
Trade Battle Looks Set to Roil Container Shipper (WSJ)
Khouri Outlines Disruptors for Container Shipping (American Shipper)
Hapag Lloyd Forecast Calm Passage for Shipping Despite Trade Storm (Reuters)
WCI Lays OUt Ways to Update Inland Waterways (American Shipper)
5 Others Join Digital Container Shipping Association (Maritime Exec)
Amazon, In Need of Drivers, Turns to Its Employees (WSJ)
Escalating US- China Trade Stings Companies Worldwide (WSJ)
Xometry Raises $50 Million for On-Demand Parts Marketplace (WSJ)
As Higher Tariffs Loom, Big US Firms Plan for the Worst (WSJ)
Leaders Stress Human Factor of Infrastructure (TTNews)
Trade Fight Escalates as China Hits US With Higher Tariffs (WSJ)
Senate Revives Import Export Bank (WSJ)
Juul Labs Inc Investing Over $125 Million in Lexington County (SC Commerce)
DOC Identifies Entities of National Security Concern (AJOT)
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)
This course is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel. Tuition and Fees There is no cost to attend this training.
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.
· 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 email@example.com
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Mail: 4500 Leeds Ave, Suite 207 N. Charleston, SC 29405