April 28th- YPF-Petronas LNG plant at Bahia Blanca

April 28th 2023

YPF-Petronas LNG plant at Bahia Blanca


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 28th, until Tuesday May 02nd, 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


Services on Labor day, May 01st:

Pilot boat services at Recalada from Montevideo will not be performed on May 01st.

Services for vessels will be rendered from Piriapolis, an alternative pilot boarding area slightly further outward from Montevideo.

Slight delays on pilot boarding and departure may be expected.



Grains and Markets:

Algeria is reported in the market for a Supramax of wheat. Dates unreported.

China has purchased 37 Panamaxes of soyabean during the last week, all origin from ECSA.

The USDA forecast for the coming (2023-2024) maize harvest from Argentina has been estimated at 54,000,000 tons (weather permitting). This means “back to normal” (AGW!)

USDA also estimates the coming Argentine Wheat (2023-2024) harvest at 19,500,000 tons, again WP.

YPF-Petronas LNG plant at Bahia Blanca:

The joint venture is now pending on legislation to be passed by Congress to regulate exports of LNG. The bill is scheduled to enter Congress next week.

For the last 10-15 years Argentina has been an importer of LNG to satisfy demand.

A new legal frame work is needed to regulate export trade.

The grounds where it will be built, within the Bahia Blanca port area, have already been reserved.



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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