August 18th – Bahia Blanca. Oiltanking Terminal at Puerto Rosales

August 18th 2023

Bahia Blanca. Oiltanking Terminal at Puerto Rosales


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 18th, until Tuesday August 22nd, 2023 0800 hrs.)

HQ Buenos Aires:

Horacio Vazquez            +54 9 11 5578 4554

Gastón Cabrera             +54 9 11 5578 4556



Omar Mangiaterra           +54 9 11 3156 1681

Sebastian Ferrara          +54 9 11 3156 1679

Lorenzo Olmedo             +54 9 11 5597 8590

Walter Nestor Travaglini   +54 9 11 3156 1680


National Holidays: Monday August 21st, 2023


Grains and Markets:

Iran is tendering for 120,000 tons of soya bean meal and 180,000 tons of maize, loading Sept/October dates.

Egypt has purchased 39,500 tons of soya bean oil and they are in the market for 10,000 tons of sunflower seed oil on October dates.

Colombia is looking for a Supramax of soya bean meal on October laycan.

Thailand is wanting a Panamax of soya beans on similar dates.

Bahia Blanca. Oiltanking Terminal at Puerto Rosales:

Ground moving work at Oiltanking’s Terminal has already commenced.

The construction of an additional 300,000 cubic meters of storage (to add to today’s 430,000 cubic feet capacity) is designed to satisfy additional export demand from the shale oil and gas field at Vaca Muerta in North Western Patagonia. The first two tanks, of about 30,000 cubic meters capacity, are expected to be ready by end of 2024.

Additionally at pier is being constructed that enable the berthing of Suezmax and Aframax tankers.

At this time the terminal is loading/receiving crude from two SBMS and an oil pipeline that feed from Vaca Muerta across NW Patagonia. The pipeline is going to be doubled in capacity using the same route as the one in place now, but with a separate pipe infrastructure.


Bahia Blanca. Stevedores:

Stevedores are calling out wild-cat two hour stoppages on a random basis during each 6 hour working shift.

This is related to a wage dispute.


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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