Valparaiso Port Partially Operative after Fire

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The port at Chile’s Valparaiso is operating and terminals working, albeit at a slower than usual pace, despite the effects of the fire which swept through part of the city at the weekend, GAC said in its daily Hot Port News report.

Strong Pacific coast winds fanned the flames which spread through some parts of Valparaiso on Saturday, April 12. Nearly 2,000 homes and thousands of residents were evacuated as firefighters battled to extinguish the blaze in the city's steep hills and narrow winding streets. Some of the affected areas remain without electricity.

At the port, however, the TPS, TCVAL and ZEAL terminals are operative. All access to/from the port is open and it is operative, with intermittent activity, GAC said, pointing out t that the main difficulty resided in gathering complete crews at the port.

Source: GAC

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