AquaSur 2024 to be held at the main multipurpose port in southern Chile

Over 350 exhibiting companies and representatives from more than 30 countries will gather between 19 - 21 of March.
AquaSur is being held at Maritime Terminals of Patagonia (TMP).

AquaSur is being held at Maritime Terminals of Patagonia (TMP).


Maritime Terminals of Patagonia (Terminales Marítimos de la Patagonia in Spanish), located in Chinquihue Alto, Puerto Montt, will host from March 19th to 21st the largest aquaculture fair in the southern hemisphere, AquaSur 2024.

Over 350 exhibiting companies and representatives from more than 30 countries will visit one of the main ports that are responsible for the development of agricultural, forestry, and aquaculture industries, primarily, as well as general cargo, project cargo, and containers of the south of Chile.

The event will help to visualize the plans for the port expansion. According to the organizers, TMP will also boost logistics efficiency and transportation safety, thus meeting the growing demand of the sector. More than one thousand visitors will discover the port facility and learn about the expansion project projected for early 2026.

Taking into account the surrounding communities

Regarding this future expansion plan, General Manager Mario Santana highlighted the importance of taking care of the surrounding communities: "Today, we are focused on having a highly professional team to face future challenges, to grow together with our communities, and to continue improving in technology and infrastructure."

On the other hand, he underscored the strong role played by the location of the port: "We are strategically positioned in the area to develop the port industry, as we have an unrestricted port, draft depths exceeding 13 meters, sheltered waters for excellent operation, and connectivity with the main north-south route."

"We aim to provide a logistics and port solution to customers in the salmon industry so that their shipments can be exported through the Los Lagos region," he outlined.

Official presentation of NewDEPOMOD software at AquaSur event

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) will present NewDEPOMOD software, designed to predict dispersion of fish farm waste discharges in the marine environment, at the AquaSur 2024

The system has been developed SAMS Enterprise in Scotland with the help of salmon farming sector and the environmental regulator. NewDEPOMOD is already in use around the world, including in Chile.

Regarding this, SAMS Enterprise business development manager Daniel Carcajona said: "AquaSur is an important event in global terms, so we are looking forward to making new connections in the Chilean aquaculture sector, as well as strengthening our ties with existing customers."

Finally, Project Manager Dr Jirina Stehlkova who will also attend AquaSur added: "NewDEPOMOD is the result of more than 20 years of development, using bathymetry, flow, and farm data from different sites and environments. Events like AquaSur, where we can meet users of the software, are crucial in allowing us to constantly update and improve our product for the benefit of the finishing sector."

SAMS is Scotland's premier independent marine science organisation generating new knowledge for the benefit of the marine environment and society since 1884.

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