The inner harbour has been dredged to 8m (26´3´´) at datum alongside the quay for use by fishing vessels and, on the adjacent reclaimed land fill, a quay of 108m lenght has been built for fish discharging operations. Plans are to extend this berth to a frontage of 192m, expected to be ready in 2012. A small cold store has been built alongside this basin, whilst a small naval repair shop/synchrolift is operative for vessels up to 2500 tons. Cargo movement (Export, import and local trade)2011 amounted 143000 tons. Once the trans-andean road route is fully paved, the port will be able to providean efficient Atlantic/Pacific link with Puerto Chacabuco in Chile which is about 8 hours away from road.