March 23 - Chilean shipping line CCNI says ports in the earthquake-stricken country are operational, with berths at San Antonio and Valparaiso working as normal.

The line said operations at the port of San Vicente are "slowly getting back to normal", adding that its Americas Service vessel, MV CCNI Cartagena V 1033 (SB), is due to arrive at the port today (Tuesday).

The port of Lirquen is thought to be functioning normally.

A spokesman for CCNI said: "In general, all ports are operational but we would like to remind customers that there could still be some problems and deficiencies in service."