On the 26th September 2012 Essex Holdings Inc. has secured a long term Port lease agreement with the Chilean state owned company and the largest Copper shipper in the World, Codelco. By direct investment from Essex Holdings Inc. the port has undergone significant upgrades to the facilities, infrastructure, technology, electrical systems and mechanical machinery which will greatly improve the operational output volumes and efficiency at the port.
Located in Northern Chile, Atacama Region III, in the city of Chanaral, Barquito Port which is located on the Pacific Ocean has excellent maritime conditions and road access into the Port. The logistical advantages combined with excellent access and perfect all year weather conditions make Barquito Port a strong asset to the companies mining operations.
In addition to Essex Holdings operations at Barquito Port, the company would also like to support other local companies by considering opportunities for qualified companies to utilize the Port facilities for the export of their mineral products.