SSA gives update on Chile terminals
Stevedoring Services of America has been a partner since 1999 with the Chilean carrier CSAV in developing and operating marine terminals in San Antonio and San Vicente. Chile.
David L. Michou, president of SSA International, gave this update on its port facilities after last week’s devastating earthquake:
' At San Antonio, power was connected at around 1 a.m. Thursday. Three vessels began working on Wednesday and will continue to do so around the clock. Three of six shore cranes were expected to be operating Friday. The other three shore cranes are still being assessed. Gates are open normal hours for imports and exports.
' At San Vicente, Michou said there was no serious damage to the berths, and he said all equipment is in operating order. Operations are planned to resume Monday morning when labor is allowed to travel during working hours instead of the limited hours under the current military curfew allowing travel from only between noon and 6 p.m.