MARITIME ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CAROLINA
NEWS & NOTES
MARITIME ASSOCIATION NEWS & NOTES
USACE NAV/OPS Report
22 AUG 2019
CHARLESTON HARBOR POST 45:
-Entrance Channel Contract 1: GLDD to resume hopper dredging in December 2019 when turtle window opens.
-Entrance Channel Contract 2: GLDD suction cutter dredge TEXAS currently dredging in AS 5. Hopper dredges will resume work under Contract 2 when turtle window opens in December 2019.
-Lower Harbor Contract to Wando Welch Terminal (WWT): Awarded 19 Aug to Norfolk Dredging. Anticipate dredging to start in October.
-Lower Harbor Contract to Hugh Leatherman Terminal (HLT): Anticipate solicitation November 2019 pending alignment of federal funding.
-Upper Harbor Contract: Anticipate solicitation January 2020 pending alignment of federal funding.
CHARLESTON HARBOR O&M:
-FY19 CHARLESTON HARBOR UPPEER REACHES O&M: Anticipate award by end of August 2019 and dredging to start in October.
-FY18 AIWW CRITICAL SHOAL DREDGING WINYAH BAY TO CHARLESTON: Goodlow Finishing Shoal 1 Breach Inlet and Shoal 4 Graham Creek. Dredging in Shoal 5 Awendaw Creek ready to commence.
WEDA - Eastern Chapter Annual Meeting
ATON: BOSN3 Richard Keefauver
ATON Officer to reference Local Notice to Mariner’s
Charleston Harbor’s C-Bouy RACON is inoperable, USCG considering removal and replacement with synthetic solution.
WWM: LT Chad Ray
BRIDGE – US 701 Construction and Demolition
PCL Construction has completed construction of the new US 701 Bridge over the Great Pee Dee River North of Georgetown, SC near the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge. PCL Construction is currently in the process of demolishing the old bridge and anticipate completing project in November 2019.
BRIDGE – US 21 Harbor River Replacement
United Infrastructure Group (UIG) have completed the preparatory phase of the project and have constructed a 1000ft x 40ft barge causeway in Beaufort, SC. UIG is currently pile driving in marsh and anticipate a November 2021 completion.
BRIDGE – Shem Creek Pedestrian Walkway
Cape Romaine is near completion of the project; however, have extended their deadline to September 23.
CONSTRUCTION – Hugh K. Leatherman Terminal
Cape Romaine has completed dredging of the wharf area as of July 2019. They are currently driving piles until December 2019 and anticipate pouring first concrete September 2019. South Carolina Port Authority anticipate new cranes to arrive April 2020, while operations at project site will continue through June 2020. First ship will follow, TBD.
Marine Events / Projects:MSTC Jeromy Sherrill
October 2019: Crane Delivery to Wando Terminal – Safety Zone
Where security controls are weak, criminals will quickly take advantage. According to a new report provided to InsideSources, the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIIO) and the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) are in the middle of a study on cyber risks in the maritime industry, spanning February 2018 to August 2019, which will be presented to the Director of National Intelligence and the National Security Council.
Cybersecurity is a serious issue for maritime industries. Major ocean carriers like Maersk and COSCO and ports like the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of San Diego suffered severe cyber attacks over the last few years, temporarily crippling their supply chains and, in some cases, bringing the flow of goods to a halt. In order for the maritime industry to really crack down on cybercrime, every link of the supply chain must augment its cybersecurity.
One of the biggest cyber risks within the maritime supply chain are third-party vendors, like contractors and software providers. It is important that the entire maritime supply chain should be up to date on cyber risks and cybersecurity initiatives. These initiatives include:
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Port Report: Sourcing Shifts for US Imports Boosting Southern Ports (Freightwaves)
US Seaports Record Surging Volumes on Back of Robust Economy (Transport Weekly)
US Ports Underpin Hot Economy With Record Volumes (DC Velocity)
Pirates Kidnap Crew Members From Two Ships Off Cameroon (WSJ)
Shippers Experiment With Wind, Battery Power to Navigate Tough New Rules (South China Post)
Business Owners Encouraged to Take SCDOT Survey (CAE Business Report)
US Freight Rail Traffic Fell in Week 32 (Progressive Rail)
Supply Chain/ Logistics
Shippers Face Uncertain Supply Chain Impacts as IMO 2020 Approaches (Freightwaves)
Costly Trade Spat Masks Deeper Trade Problems (WSJ)
Maersk CEO: US Keeps Buying, We Keep Shipping (Port Tech)
Maersk CEO Wants to Explain Free Trade to Trump (GCaptain)
Adornus Cabinetry Launching Operations in Lancaster County (SC Commerce)
Spartanburg Sixth in Nation for Industrial Demand (GoUpstate)
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SC Ports Record Breaking Cargo in July (Transport Weekly)
Rotterdam Unveils Digital Data Solution to Get Ports Talking to Each Other (Loadstar)
SC Ports Authority Celebrates Strong Start to FY20 (Container Mgt)
SC Ports Handles Record Cargo in July at Marine and Inland Terminals (Marine Insight)
SC Port Authority CEO Receives Rainmaker Award (Info Marine)
Ports Want Container Cranes Excluded From New Tariff List (Freightwaves)
Hapag Lloyd Profit Gain Lifts Shares, Optimistic on 2019 (Reuters)
Hapag Lloyd Will Fine Shippers $15,000 per box for Misdeclared Hazardous Cargo (Splash 247)
Britain, US to Protect Shipping Through Strait of Hormuz From Iranian Threats (WSJ)
CMA CGM Rolls Out Fully Electronic Bills of Lading (Supply Chain)
Evergreen Commits to 11 New 23,000 TEU Ships (Splash 247)
CN, CSX to Team Up on Intermodal Service (Supply Chain)
Heavy Duty Truck Orders Hit Lowest Level in Nine Years (WSJ)
US Retreats on Chinese Tariff Threats, Stocks Soar (WSJ)How
How US Trade Dispute Steers Ocean Shipping Stocks (American Shipper)
Retail Imports Remain at Near Record Levels Despite Tariffs (AP News)
Customs Brokers See Role in Combating Counterfeit Goods (Freightwaves)
8 Ways Warehouse Construction Has Evolved (Supply Chain)
Unpredictable Trade Environment Puts Focus on Shippers to be Efficient and Diligent (Supply Chain 24/7)
*Sector Charleston Command Center, we request 4-hour Broadcast Notice to Mariner beginning at 0000 August 16, 2019 ending at 0000 on August 31, 2019.*
Joint Base Charleston will be conducting explosive operations at Wharf Alfa on the Cooper River above Goose Creek beginning on August 16, 2019 through August 30, 2019. Mariners are advised a Naval Vessel Protection Zone exists around all U.S. Naval Vessels greater than 100 feet in length overall at all times in the navigable waters of the United States. 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, contact on scene security assets via VHF-FM Channel 16, Joint Base Port Operations (843) 794-7746, Sector Charleston Waterways Management Division at (843) 740-3184, or the Sector's 24-hour Command Center at (843) 740-7050.
Merger of Yards in South Korea, China Will Control Global Shipbuilding (WSJ)
Maritime Industry, State Port Authority Offer Career Opportunities (The Chronicle)
SC Port Expresses Concerns About Tariff Uncertainties (Palmetto Bus. Daily)
GA, SC Commit $1.2 Million More to Joint Port (AP News)
Savannah Share of Imports Grows (American Shipper)
ONE Reports First Quarterly Profit As Its Business Turnaround Continues (Loadstar)
Iran Seizes Vessel in Persian Gulf Accused of Smuggling Fuel (WSJ)
Pushback on Panama Canal Toll Hike Timing (American Shipper)
US Wants Ships to Keep AIS On (GCaptain)
K-Line Convicted and Fined $24 Million (Maritime Exec)
Hapag Lloyd Expands Fleet Following Growth in Reefer (Shipping Watch)
Zim Introduces New Central America- Caribbean Service (Sea Trade)
American RailCar Industries Manufacturing Assets Sold for $430 Million (St. Louis Post)
Logistics Companies Extend Robust Hiring in July (WSJ)
Michelin Keeps Tire Shipments Rolling With Help of IOT Trackers (DC Velocity)
Steel Giant Hit by Falling US, Europe Demand (WSJ)
SC Earns Kudos For Manufacturing, Creating Jobs, Attracting Millennials (Charleston CEO)
US Becomes the World’s 3rd Largest LNG Exporter (Sea Trade)
US To Impose 10% Tariffs on $300 Billion in Chinese Goods (Supply Chain)
Smithey Ironware Expanding Charleston County Operations (SC Commerce)
MarAd Found Vulnerable to Cyber Hackers (American Shipper)
DHEC Cites Company For Plastic Pellets Found on Sullivan’s Island (Live 5)
A joint public safety training exercise will be conducted throughout Charleston Harbor from Monday, August 5 to Wednesday, August 7, 2019. The purpose of the training exercise will be to emphasize local coordination, waterborne rescue, and tactical waterborne deployment/recovery. Expect local assets, including both helicopter and small boat, to be in the following areas and time:
Monday, August 5 from 1300 - 1700: Cooper River in between Laurel Island and the West of Drum Island.
Tuesday, August 6 from 1300 - 1700: Stono River in vicinity of James Island County Park and South Edisto River in vicinity of ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge.
Tuesday, August 6 from 2000 - 2300: South Edisto River in vicinity of ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge and Stono River in vicinity of Limehouse Bridge.
Wednesday, August 7 from 1000 - 1400: Cooper River in between Drum Island and Daniel Island.
This training will not impede local maritime traffic and all local Law Enforcement/Response agencies have been briefed. Involved training exercise assets will be monitoring channel 16.
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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