Saint Vicente's Port

Title Geographical location: The port of Talcahuano is a terminal multipurpose located at latitude 36 ° 41 22 “S and longitude 73 0609” W, in the Commune of Talcahuano, Región del Biobío, Chile. This port is located 500 Km to the south of the city of Santiago de Chile, the country's capital and 17 Km from the city of Concepción, the regional capital. 8 Km of this port is the airport of Carriel Sur. Climate: The area of Talcahuano has a maritime climate of western coast with hot, dry summers. The average rainfall is around 1250 mm per year and their average temperatures oscillate between the 12-13th C reaching extreme temperatures to a maximum of 33 ° c in the month of January and - 6 ° C in the month of August, however the average maximum Temperature in the summer months (Dec.- Feb.) are 22.8 ° C and means minimum in the winter months (Jun.- Aug.) are of 3.5 ºC. The wave conditions in the port area is low, due to protections as natural as the tides fluctuate in 1.8 mts. in syzygy. The prevailing winds are S-W Speed 26 knots. Land space: The Port of Talcahuano, it has a total area of 10.6 Hectares, of which 8,9 correspond to the port area, of which 7,54 of them correspond to the commercial port, leased to TTP, and the remainder to various fishing facilities among which there is the Molo Target of 1.7 Ha., The Fishing dock Mary Elizabeth and others. Facilities and others: The Port of Talcahuano as a result of the earthquake and tsunami of 27/F suffered a severe deterioration of its facilities, which limited his action to the attention only of minor ships and storage of containers. In January 2012, we formally commenced the operation of the Concession of the harbour of Talcahuano Terminal Portuario SA (TTP), a Group company Empresas Navieras SA, who were awarded for 30 years, the operation of the Port. The allocation of the port infrastructure included a Plan of Referential Development which succinctly considers the reconstruction of the site of berth No. 1 in 160 mts linear and a depth of 10 meters, enabling spaces for storage of empty containers, reefers, parking of trucks, loads, face up, and a CFS 12,000 mt2,. if demand requires. These infrastructure works were started in June of 2013, and will reach an investment of US$ 13,1 which are in addition to Investments in equipment for US$ 7,6. Starting from the month of may 2014, the port began its operations.