August 11th – Import of soyabeans from Brazil

August 11th 2023

Import of soyabeans from Brazil


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 August 11th, until Monday August 14th, 2023, 0800 hrs)

HQ Buenos Aires:

German Stoppo              +54 9 11 6434 1673

Gastón Cabrera             +54 9 11 5578 4556


Omar Mangiaterra           +54 9 11 3156 1681

Kevin Masia                +54 9 11 6919 2280

Tomas H. Noguera           +54 9 11 6434 1674

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680


National Holidays: Monday August 21st, 2023


Grains and Markets:

Bangladesh is in the market for a Supramax of soya beans on October dates.

Japan and Colombia are in the markets for full loads of maize during October.

Maize “bonus” exchange rate season:

According to the latest report a total of 6,800,000 tons of maize has been traded in the Argentine market under the terms of the “bonus” exchange rate.

The scheme started on July 24th.

Some of the loading berths Upriver are reporting they cannot receive any more maize from shore side because all their storage is congested.

Import of soyabeans from Brazil in to Argentina:

Argentina has an installed crush capacity of 70,000,000 tons of soya beans per annum at Upriver facilities.

Due to the drought the soya bean harvest for 2022/2023 is 21,000,000 tons. Practically all of the 4,500,000 tons produced in Paraguay has been imported for crushing in Argentina. Additionally Brazil (specially from North Brazil ports) has been the source for 3,500,000 tons during January to July. All Brazilian imports have come on ocean freight.

Imports are expected to fall off during the second half of the year as the (meager) local harvest makes it’s way into the industry.

Prospects for the coming 2023/2024 crop are optimistic (weather permitting) with an increase in the area to be sown.

LDC Lagos crushing plant (Upriver)


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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