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Dumpster Pros was established in early 2018 due to a demand for a local, professional, customer service oriented trash company in the Charleston area.
We provide Roll off Dumpster Service to Warehouse facilities, Commercial and Residential jobsites throughout the Low Country. Our company takes pride in our 24 hour turn around service, and most importantly the personal relationships we have developed with our customers. Dumpsters on our customers sites are priority one! I understand that your work stops because of full dumpsters. In most cases we can get to you same day. I started this company because of the terrible service I was getting locally. I would make multiple calls to get service, with nothing but excuses as to why they could not get to me precisely when I needed them. In response to overflowing dumpsters, horrible customer service, and invoicing warranting an accounting degree to itemize, I had enough and….. Dumpster Pros was established.
Dumpster Pros is now partnering with art schools in the Low Country. We are bringing brand new dumpster to schools for students decorate to represent their school and or their own artistic ideas. After the project is completed we will be making donations to each schools program. Dumpsters painted by children will be on our job sites all over Charleston for everyone to enjoy! As a locally owned and operated company we want to be involved in our community as much as possible. Our goal behind this program is to help our local schools promote their program as well as use our donations to purchase supplies for their classrooms.
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Norfolk Dredging Company will be establishing three equipment mooring locations north of Wando Terminal and R #8 on the Wando River. Two mooring buoys will be for the 312 ft long scow barges, and the other mooring buoy will be used for a 136 ft long fuel barge. The mooring buoys will be installed on October 3, 2019 and will remain until February 2021.
This MSIB can be viewed here.
Marine Safety Information Bulletin
U.S. Coast Guard MSIB Number: 43-19
LITTLE RIVER DRAWBRIDGE DEVIATION
Intracoastal Waterway, Little River, SC
The Little River Drawbridge over the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway in Little River, SC will temporarily be incapable of opening on demand due to mechanical issues. The bridge will open at the top and bottom of each hour until repairs are completed. Repairs are expected to be completed by 8 a.m. on October 1, 2019. Mariners are urged to plan transits accordingly to avoid unnecessary disruptions.
U.S. Coast Guard MSIB Number: 42-19
SWIM AROUND CHARLESTON
The Swim Around Charleston will take place on October 6, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. The twelve-mile swim starts at Remley Point on the Wando River, crosses the main shipping channel of Charleston Harbor, and will finish at the General William B. Westmoreland Bridge on the Ashley River.
The Captain of the Port Charleston will enforce a moving safety zone to protect the participants of this event. The safety zone will encompass all waters surrounding participants and safety vessels, extending 50-yards in front, 50-yards behind, and 100-yards on either side. No one shall enter, transit, moor, anchor, or remain within the safety zone unless specifically authorized by the Captain of the Port Charleston or designated representative.
All persons requesting to transit through the safety zone must contact the Coast Guard via VHF-FM channel 16.
The Maritime Association of South Carolina (MASC) is a member-based trade association which connects the Maritime Association industry and entities who support maritime commerce. The MASC serves as a platform for information dissemination, collaboration and partnership within its membership. The MASC advocates for issues impacting the industry and serves to advance, promote and protect the interests of the maritime community across South Carolina.
MASC is governed by a Board of Directors representative of every segment of the maritime commerce transportation sector. As a member-based organization, MASC operates on a committee system. In addition to our Board of Directors, MASC encourages member involvement through our Events, Finance and Workforce Development committees. We host a monthly Navigation/Operations Meeting, at which businesses and government agencies share real time information and updates, forming ad-hoc committees as needs arise. Committees have worked on and advocated for issues related to distribution centers, operations, harbor deepening and maintenance dredging, maritime security, new terminal development, and infrastructure to name a few.
MASC also hosts several signature annual events including the Maritime Open Golf Tournament, a Fall Social and an Annual Meeting & Gala.
The Chucktown Showdown Paddleboard Race is scheduled to take place on Saturday September 28, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The race course is located near Folly Beach County Park between the Folly Beach pier and Bird Key. Approximately 150 race participates are expected.
All Mariners are urged to use caution while transiting the area. 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.
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CHARLESTON, SC — Sept. 13, 2019 — A group of port and maritime industry partners came together to send critical supplies to the Port of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island following Hurricane Dorian.
The hurricane wreaked havoc on the Bahamas. Thousands had their homes destroyed and thousands remain without electrical power or running water. Essential services are impaired, and many transportation routes are inaccessible. Access to food, water and household goods is limited.
MSC Group — one of the world’s leading container shipping and logistics conglomerates, as well as the parent company of MSC Cargo, the world’s second largest container line — requested assistance from major industry partners to quickly fill two, 40-foot shipping containers in Charleston, S.C., with critical supplies to send to the Port of Freeport.
Maritime partners, including S.C. Ports Authority, filled the shipping containers with over 200 gas generators, tarps, gas cans, canopy tents, power cords, extension cords, batteries, water, toiletries, baby wipes, diapers, cleaning supplies and other related items.
The containers were filled Saturday through Monday by industry partners in Charleston and loaded on a vessel in Port Everglades Monday night. They arrived at the Port of Freeport Tuesday morning. The goods are already being distributed.
“Despite our global presence and large-scale operations, MSC is ultimately a family company and we are fully committed to supporting both immediate and longer-term relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas,” said Fabio Santucci, Managing Director MSC USA. “MSC’s extensive land and sea operations and services, our regional knowledge and our gracious partners have allowed us to quickly mobilize to collect and deliver these items of necessity. Together with our charitable arm, the MSC Foundation, we are continuing to work closely with local officials, community leaders and key relief and recovery organizations in the Bahamas to identify additional ways in which our MSC Group can support the immediate and long-term needs of the local residents and businesses as they look to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.”
MSC runs the Freeport terminal as a major transshipment hub through a joint venture with their subsidiary, Terminal Investment Ltd., and Hutchison Ports.
A group of industry partners contributed to the effort of collecting and sending supplies: South Carolina Ports Authority, U.S. Maritime Alliance Ltd., DCLI, South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District - International Longshoremen’s Association, Virginia Ports Authority/Virginia International Terminals Inc., Port of Miami/Miami-Dade County, Port of Houston Authority, TICO Tractors, Stevedoring Services of America, S.C. Stevedores Association, Maritime Association of South Carolina and Container Maintenance Corp./CMC Logistics.
“In Charleston, we understand the devastation a hurricane can have on entire communities,” S.C. Ports Authority president and CEO Jim Newsome said. "After seeing Hurricane Dorian’s distressing impacts on the Bahamas, we wanted to take action and send crucial supplies in the hopes of providing some relief.”
Supplies were purchased from Costco and Lowe's, with their extensive cooperation.
MSC, along with its partners, sent a total of 18 containers filled with supplies, including the two containers filled in Charleston. Additional contributions are being sought so that more aid can be provided. Those interested in supporting this effort should contact Chris Parvin or Jim Newsome.
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