April 14th – Necochea strike

April 14th 2023

Necochea strike


ANTARES: We attach to this News a flyer with the full detail of all our staff and offices for your ready reference.


Weekend duty staff: (Friday, April 14th, until Monday April 17th, 2023, 0800 hrs)

HQ Buenos Aires:

German Stoppo              +54 9 11 6434 1673

Gastón Cabrera             +54 9 11 5578 4556


Sebastián José Ferrara     +54 9 11 3156 1679

Omar Mangiaterra           +54 9 11 3156 1681

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680


National Holidays: Monday May 01st, Labor Day


Grains and Markets:

35,000 tons of soya are said to be purchased from Brazil for discharge in Argentina, prompt dates.

Japan is wanting a Panamax of soya beans on July dates and Israel a Supramax of soya beans in June.

South Korea’s KFA bought 66,000 tons of maize for July-August dates.

Taiwan bought 65,000 tons of maize on June dates.

2022/2023 Drought:

USDA, Buenos Aires Grains Exchange, and the Rosario Commercial Exchange have all lowered their forecast for the now incoming soya harvest to between 23 and 27,000,000 tons. USDA being the most optimistic.

All the above mentioned lowered their previous forecasts for maize at 32,000,000 tons.

These are the lowest volumes for a harvesting season since 1999/2000.

Necochea strike:

The Tally Clerk’s Union in Necochea went on strike Tuesday 12th at 15:00 hours (local) because of a dispute with a local stevedoring contractor. The strike was lifted at 19:00 hours of the same day. Only two vessels were in port loading, but both stopped work during this period.

Towage Tariffs increases in Argentina:

Beginning April 15th all towage companies are applying an increase to their rates affecting all ports.

Increases represent about 25 per cent to 60 per cent depending on the port.

Please feel free to contact our Disbursement Department for updated PDAs.


Bunker deliveries at Zona Comun:


As always, the STS operation is up to the discretion of the Master’s of the vessels involved.


Will keep you posted.

Best regards,

Antares Servicios Maritimos S.A.

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