ISS advises status of ports following Chile earthquake and tsunami warning

Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons — By on April 2, 2014 at 1:47 PM

Inchape banner3Inchcape Shipping Services, (ISS), is advising that several ports remain closed following the Chilean earthquake and tsunami alert.

The ports of Arica, Patache, Iquique and Mejillones are closed for operations pending damage inspections from the Chilean Maritime Authority. Tocopilla port is closed due to the current swell conditions. All other Chilean ports are opened and working in normal condition.

The tsunami alert was issued after an earthquake measuring 8.2 degrees Richter struck 53 miles (86 km) northwest of Iquique port in Chile on 01 April 2014, at 20:46hrs local time.

The ports shall be reopened following structural checks being made by the Chilean Maritime Authority.

Please continue to monitor the ISS website www.iss-shipping.com where updates will be reported as appropriate.

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 300 proprietary offices in 66 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 800, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

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