April 21st – Canal Magdalena to be dredged

April 21st 2023

Canal Magdalena to be dredged


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 21st, until Monday April 24th, 2023, 0800 hrs)

HQ Buenos Aires:

Horacio Vazquez            +54 9 11 5578 4554

Gastón Cabrera             +54 9 11 5578 4556


Franco Gabriel Ostojic     +54 9 11 6656 1678

Kevin Masia                +54 9 11 6919 2280

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680


National Holidays: Monday May 01st, Labor Day


National Holidays: Monday May 01st, Labor Day


Grains and Markets:

Soya beans trading under the “bonus” exchange rate scheme are reported so far at 500,000 tons. Some short term Panamaxes reported to China.

Egypt is looking into the market for soya bean and sunflowerseed oil on May/June dates.

Colombia is wanting a Supramax of soyabean meal in June and Vietnam Supramax/Panamax in August.

Malaysia is looking for a Panamax of maize in June. Algeria for a Panamax in in May.

Canal Magdalena to be dredged:

The Argentine Government has called a tender for the dredging of the Canal Magdalena. This alternate River Plate Canal will be dredged from KM 143.074 (El Codillo) up to deep waters at 11.0 meters depth. The general heading will be southeasterly. See the map below for general guidance.

There has been a campaign for this canal to be dredged to facilitate access to the southern ports in Argentina (Mar del Plata, Necochea, Bahia Blanca).



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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