Some info from one of my clients in Chile. I raised money for Port expansion and "Commodities" trasportation and investments for Chile. I could not show the first part as it is proprietary. However, 2, 3, are interesting. ____________________________________________________ 2) ECONOMY - Fruit exporters anticipated $ 650 million loss for the season; this situation would cause a sharp dollar decline in the country. - Foreign trade between Chile and Mercosur increased in 108% in 14 years - 95% of Chilean goods have been entered into China with 0% of custom duties. Four years after the signing of the first Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Asian giant and Chile, while the respective imports and exports continue rising - During September Copper exports have increased 47 % compare with sep 2009. (3) Maritime - Iquique Port reaches 30% of maritime traffic, from January to August 2010 season reached 1.820.533 tons. This means a heavy recovery comparing last period, when it reached 1.398.692 tons. - ATI port will buy a new crane model, Gottwald GHMK 6407, last generation, specializing in vessel like Panamax Post. Whit this new buy, ATI port will increase in a total of 4 cranes Gottwald in an attempt to reduce the handling time for special containers. - ValparaÃÂ¬so Port, recently has signed a cooperation agreement with ports of Gwangyang, South Korea, and Aqaba, Jordan - Hyundai Merchant Marine has appointed to Agency Kenrick as an agent in Chile.