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Cruise delayed after passengers’ luggage stolen in hijacking

Many passengers on a recent cruise of the expedition cruise ship Roald Amundsen lost their luggage when the truck ferrying it from the airport to the ship was hijacked in Santiago, Chile, leading to a brief delay in the ship’s departure. Namely, the Roald Amundsen, the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship, was preparing for a voyage to Antarctica in Punta Arenas, when the 200 bags and suitcases were stolen after a contractor-operated truck ferrying the passenger luggage was hijacked in Santiago, Chile.

Latin American terminals join TradeLens

More than 50 ports and terminals in Latin America, as Terminal Zárate in Argentina, Terminal Puerto Rosario in Argentina, Terminal de Buenaventura in Colombia, Port of Santos in Brasil, Terminal Pacífico Sur Valparaíso in Chile and San Vicente International Terminal in Chile, are currently working with the blockchain-based digital platform developed by IBM and Maersk, TradeLens.

Chile discusses the barriers for MAPROL VI ratification

During an IMO workshop in Viña del Mar, Chile, September 30 – October 2, participants discussed the challenges on the effective ratification and implementation of MARPOL Annex VI and the initial IMO strategy on reduction of GHG emissions from ships. 

Chile sees 40,000 diesel oil spill in Patagonia

The Chilean Navy confirmed the spillage of 40,000 litres of diesel into the sea in a remote and ‘pure’ area of the South American country’s Patagonia and added that they are working to eliminate the fatal effects. The Chilean Navy embarked a pollution response and control team that will use specialized elements to mitigate the effects of oil spilled into the sea.

IMO, Chile agree to enhance capacity building in Caribbean

IMO informed that it has signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Chile, to extend Chile’s technical assistance to countries in the Caribbean region, in addition to Latin America. The MoU on Technical Cooperation will support the provision of experts to deliver training in Latin America and the Caribbean.

What to be aware of during Asian Gypsy Moth 2019

As the West of England reports, the Asian Gypsy Moth (AGM) is a highly destructive forest pest that feeds on both deciduous and coniferous trees. The voracious appetite of AGM larvae (caterpillars) coupled with the ability of the female moth to travel significant distances, as much as 20 nautical miles, can cause widespread defoliation leaving trees weakened and susceptible to disease and other pests.

Chile’s Puerto Coronel welcomes two new cranes

Chile’s Puerto Coronel announced it has received two new container cranes on Monday, expected to boost the port’s infrastructure capacity. The two new units will make Coronel the first port of the Biobío region to operate four container cranes. 

San Vicente Terminal in Chile receives two new STS gantry cranes

San Vicente Terminal Internacional, Chile, reached a milestone in its modernization plan on February 16. Namely, the terminal welcomed two new, state-of-the-art STS gantry cranes, part of an investment of around US$ 20 million. The cranes stand 80 meters tall, and have a lifting capacity of 100 tons at the cargo hook, along with a reach of 62 meters. This enables them to service vessels up to 50 meters in beam.

New icebreaker for Chilean Navy under construction

On Thursday August 16, in the ASMAR Talcahuano Shipyard, the construction of Chilean Navy’s new polar ship has officially started. The ship is part of the Antarctic Project I, and will replace the current icebreaker “Oscar Viel”, which is in its final stages. The ship will carry out logistic support activities for Antarctic operators.

11 countries sign new Trans-Pacific Partnership

On January 23rd, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, the members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership concluded discussions in Tokyo, Japan, on a new Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.


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