The shipyard density at the west coast of South America is not that high as on the east coast.
ASMAR as one of the biggest players at the west coast is owned by the State of Chile, operating in the shipbuilding and defence industries, whose main activity is to provide maintenance and repair services for the Chilean Navy but also for domestic and foreign commercial vessels. The company has
three industrial plants located in Valparaiso, Talcahuano and Punta Arenas having its corporate head office is located in Valparaiso.
SOCIBER is also located at Valparaiso. The yards main asset is the floating dock “VALPARAISO III” designed with a lifting capacity of 10.000 tons and allowing vessels up to 165 m length and 24.3 of beam to be dry docked. Additionally there is the possibility to berth vessels up to 170 m length alongside the floating dock.
MEC Shipyards is another international ship repair facility, strategically located in the Port of Balboa, Panama. The yard includes three graving docks for vessels up to Panamax size, with over 12,000 sqm of fully equipped workshops.