April 10th – San Nicolas

April 10th 2020

San Nicolas

In view of the ongoing developing situation and different communications and instructions being issued by Sanitary Authorities of the Argentine Government we have chosen to send a consolidated daily report at the closing of working hours with an update of the day’s news.

-National Holidays: Today, Good Friday was a National Holiday in Argentina. Easter. Next National Holiday is Friday May 01st, Labor Day.

-Covid-19 National Quarantine: The President announced that the National Quarantine, with severe restrictions on people’s movements is to remain in force until April 26th at the earliest.


Trust that you are reading our DRAFT REPORT sent during the morning. The maximum sailing draft from San Lorenzo and Rosario is 9.45 meters (31 feet 00 inches).

The max allowed draft at the main upriver Parana Ports is expected:

in the range of 31’02” by mid of April.

in the range of 31’05” by end of April

in the range of 32’00” by beg of May.

in the range of 32’05” by mid of May.

-San Nicolas: The port consortium issued a clarification of the rules to be applied for vessels berthing at New Port and the Elevator. All vessels must be granted Free Practique by Sanitary Authorities prior being grated berth. If vessels have sailed from an affected port more than 14 days and the Sanitary Authorities grant Free Practique then all will be as usual. For vessels that are within the 14 day quarantine period the Sanitary Authorities must first grant Free Practique and the Master will be required to supply further details of the crew’s medical condition and occurrences at the previous port of call. Agents will also be required to issue a sworn statement verifying the Master’s statements.

These requirements are less stringent than those applied at Necochea and Bahia Blanca.

-Necochea: The port remains open.

-Necochea and Bahia Blanca: The grain surveyors’ union are still keeping a “work to rule” and will only attend vessels in normal working hours. No work on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th 0700/1300. Monday to Friday 0700/1900 hrs.

Will keep you posted.

Best regards,
Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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