Skip to main content

Corpus Christi

Go Search
All Ports
Corpus Christi
CRP Calendar
  
Corpus Christi > Pages > Notices  

Web Part Page Title Bar image
Notices

 Year

 Month

 Port Updates

SubjectDatePriority
Corpus Christi Update12/31/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/30/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/29/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/23/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/22/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/21/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/17/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/16/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/15/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/14/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/11/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/10/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/09/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/08/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/07/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/04/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/03/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/02/2009 Normal
Corpus Christi Update12/01/2009 Normal

 Daily Port Update

Subject:Corpus Christi Update
Date:Monday, December 07, 2009
Priority:Normal
Notice:Air Draft: Corpus Christi: 138 feet 00 inches - Harbor
Bridge
Deep Draft: Corpus Christi: 45 feet 00 inches

**At this time local CBP does not have confirmed date for increase in
APHIS/CBP fees. When new fees go into effect APHIS/CBP fees will total
$981.00, this is an increase of $50.00.**

**** Corpus Christi Port Users Stunned by Proposed Fee Hike ****
by West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA)

Port contemplates 700 percent Fee Hike as local stakeholders mull options
and circle the wagons in opposition.

In a notice sent this week to "all port users" by the Port of Corpus
Christi Authority, a proposed new Harbor Safety Fee to fund the new
security marine patrol has taken local stakeholders completely by
surprise. According to the notice, the fee "will be based on a charge per
ship or barge as is currently done for the Fireboat tariff. The Port
intends to eliminate Fireboat tariff Item 301 entitled "Harbor Fee"
(currently $275.00 for ships and $35.00 for barges) as a separate billing
charge and will combine this cost with the cost for the security marine
patrol." According to Executive Director John P. LaRue, "This will
provide our customers with one combined charge for marine fire and marine
police protection."

According to local sources, the new harbor safety fee would hike rates by
as much as 700 percent for barges and ships, at a time when most are in a
poor position to absorb the increases. In way of response, the West Gulf
Maritime Association (WGMA) has issued an alert to its members, agents,
principals and stakeholders that a new tariff increase is anticipated.
According to the alert, WGMA's Vice President for Maritime Affairs, Niels
Aalund said, "As directed by our members, WGMA plans to oppose this
increase. WGMA staff will work jointly with the Port Industry Committee
(PIC) in Corpus Christi and the barge interests."............Maritime
Executive

Port of Corpus Christi

Notice of intent to establish a new Harbor Safety fee has been announced
by the Port of Corpus Christi to fund the operation of two marine patrol
boats by the port. The fee will be on a per ship or barge basis
(currently $ 275.00 for ships and $ 35.00 for barges) of $ 2.032.00 for
ships and $ 230.00 for barges. The proposed Harbor Safety Fee will be
presented to the Port Commission for a vote on December 8, 2009.

Port of Corpus Christi Notice

The Staff of the Port of Corpus Christi will recommend changes to the
Bulk Terminal Tariff at the Commissioners' meeting on December 8, 2009 as
per notice.

Port of Corpus Christi Notice, Bulk Terminal

The Port of Corpus Christi has given notice of proposed changes to tariff
100-A. Rates will be decreased by 0.39% based in the Consumer Price
Index. Other tariff items have been added as needed.

Port of Corpus Christi Notice, Tariff 100-A

The above changes will be presented to the Port Commissioners for a vote
at their meeting on December 8, 2009. As directed by our members, WGMA
plans to oppose this increase. WGMA staff will work jointly with the Port
Industry Committee (PIC) in Corpus Christi and the barge interests.

Regards,

Niels A. Aalund
Vice President Maritime Affairs
West Gulf Maritime Association
1717 East Loop
Suite 200
Houston, Texas 77029-4050
naalund@wgma.org
www.wgma.org
Tel 713-678-7655
Mobile 281-687-9499

Please note restriction (saltwater)

**All deep draft vessels of 44 ft will require a tide reading of 1 ft
above mean lower low water prior to entering Aransas Pass Channel.
All deep draft vessels of 45 ft will require a tide reading of 1.8 ft
above mean lower low water prior to entering Aransas Pass Channel.**

Terminal drafts: All drafts in SALTWATER.
Draft information subject to change.

Harbor Bridge: 138-00 ft airdraft
Public Oil Dock 1: 45-00 ft
Public Oil Dock 4, 7, or 11: 45-00 ft
Public Oil Dock 8: 45-00 ft
Citgo # 1: 38-00 ft
Citgo # 3: 45-00 ft
Citgo # 8: 32-07 ft
Flint Hills Ingleside: 41-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 2: 37-00 ft
Flint Hills East # 3: 42-00 ft
Valero # 2: 45-00 ft
Valero # 3: 45-00 ft

Tidal conditions: High Tides: N/A hours
Low Tides: N/A hours

Current Winds on Corpus Christi Ship Channel: ENE 8 mph

Weather Alerts:

--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Dock Closures: CLOSING OF OIL DOCK 7
On MONDAY, December 7, 2009, at 0700 hours
through 1700 hours.

CLOSING OF OIL DOCK 11
Beginning MONDAY, December 7, 2009 at 0700 hours
through THURSDAY, December 10, 2009 at 1900 hours.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Current conditions as of 7:51 am CST

Cloudy
Feels Like:59 °F
Barometer:29.98 in and steady
Humidity:96%
Visibility:7 mi
Dewpoint:58 °F
Wind:ENE 8 mph
Sunrise:7:07 am
Sunset:5:35 pm

Today: Cloudy with occasional showers. High near 60F. Winds NE at 5 to 10
mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. Low 59F.
Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Tomorrow: A shower or two possible early with partly cloudy skies in the
afternoon. High near 70F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy skies. Low around 60F. Winds E at 5 to 10
mph.

Wednesday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the
upper 40s.

Thursday: Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the
upper 50s.

Friday: Few showers. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the upper 50s.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
345 AM CST MON DEC 7 2009

MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL
OUT TO 60 NAUTICAL MILES.

GMZ200-072230-
345 AM CST MON DEC 7 2009

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL WATERS...A WEAK AREA OF
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE COASTAL PLAINS TODAY LEADING TO
A MODERATE NORTHEAST FLOW. A COASTAL TROUGH WILL DEVELOP THROUGH
TONIGHT PROVIDING SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS THE REGION. THE COASTAL
TROUGH WILL LIFT NORTH AND GIVEN WAY TO A MODERATE SOUTHERLY FLOW
IN RESPONSE TO LOW PRESSURE MOVING ACROSS NORTHERN TEXAS. MODERATE
TO STRONG OFFSHORE FLOW WILL DEVELOP EARLY WEDNESDAY AS A COLD
FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE WATERS. ONSHORE FLOW WILL QUICKLY REDEVELOP
THURSDAY AS ANOTHER COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE REGION. THIS SECOND
FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WATERS EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

$$

GMZ235-072230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO PORT O`CONNOR-
345 AM CST MON DEC 7 2009

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...WEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTH 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE
AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. AREAS OF
FOG IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH. BAYS
SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ230-072230-
BAYS AND WATERWAYS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS-
345 AM CST MON DEC 7 2009

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED
SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS. BAYS SMOOTH TO SLIGHTLY
CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS. AREAS OF FOG AFTER MIDNIGHT.
.TUESDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTH 10 TO
15 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
MORNING.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 5 TO 10 KNOTS BECOMING EAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY
CHOPPY.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTHEAST 10 TO
15 KNOTS. BAYS CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY ROUGH.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO
OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...NORTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO
10 KNOTS. BAYS SLIGHTLY CHOPPY TO OCCASIONALLY CHOPPY. A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ250-255-072230-
COASTAL WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT
20 NM-
345 AM CST MON DEC 7 2009

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...NORTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS. SEAS 2 TO 4 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 3 TO 5 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS INCREASING TO 15 TO
20 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTHEAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTH WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTH. SEAS 3 TO
5 FEET. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

$$

GMZ270-275-072230-
WATERS FROM BAFFIN BAY TO PORT ARANSAS FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM PORT ARANSAS TO MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL FROM 20 TO
60 NM-
345 AM CST MON DEC 7 2009

.TODAY...NORTHEAST WIND AROUND 15 KNOTS. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET.
SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TONIGHT...EAST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 5 FEET. SCATTERED SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET. ISOLATED
SHOWERS.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...SOUTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING WEST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 5 TO 7 FEET.
.WEDNESDAY...NORTH WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHEAST. SEAS
6 TO 8 FEET.
.THURSDAY...EAST WIND 15 TO 20 KNOTS SHIFTING SOUTHEAST AFTER
MIDNIGHT. SEAS 7 TO 9 FEET. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
.FRIDAY...SOUTHWEST WIND 10 TO 15 KNOTS SHIFTING NORTHWEST IN THE
AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE EVENING
DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 KNOTS AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 6 FEET. A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
Notice posted on Monday, December 07, 2009

Disclaimer
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.