San Antonio reduced closing hours due to bad weather by 30% |

The port of San Antonio, in Chile, announced that it reduced by 30% the closing hours of its facilities and the suspension of operations, caused by adverse weather conditions.

The achievement was attributed to a series of measures and efforts promoted by the professional teams of different entities of the San Antonio port complex.

The port has closed 752 hours due to variations in different parameters such as waves, wind and visibility, between January 1 and August 31, 2022.

The general manager of the San Antonio port, Luis Knaak, compared that compared to the same period in 2021, it represents 30% less and is equivalent to 13 days of greater availability of the berthing fronts for the landing and departure of ships.

Only in August 2022, compared to the same month of the previous year, the reduction in port closure time was 50%.

“This reduction in port closing hours then translates non-linearly into greater port availability, being one of the objectives that we seek together with the concessionaires,” said Knaak.